In the hours between getting up and going to bed, the belly can undergo waist altering machinations. The pants that zipped easily in the morning are putting painful strain on our tummies by midday.
When Brittany Spears was at her taut and toned best, about 10 years ago, she shared her fitness routine with a journalist. It included 7000 crunches a week and she had the abs to show for it.
Not many who aren’t mega-watt-pop-stars have the time, resources or stamina for that kind of exercise regimen. We just want to fit comfortably into our clothes and avoid feeling bloated. Unless there’s a medical problem, this is fairly easily accomplished with our Top No-Bloat Tips for Waist Management and knowing what foods to eat and when.
Some of the healthiest foods are also ones that cause bloating, like beans, and some vegetables. Don’t exclude them from your diet, just know when to avoid them.
Foods that help reduce bloating. Peppermint tea, ginger, pineapple, parsley, and yogurt (make sure it contains probiotics).
Best foods to eat for a flat stomach. Almonds, apples, eggs, berries, leafy greens, yogurt, salmon, quinoa, soybeans.
Top belly-bloating foods. White flour (breads, cookies, pastries), bulky raw foods (like carrots, broccoli etc), alcohol, coffee, acidic fruit juices, wine, fried foods, gum, sugar alcohols,
NOTE: Even 7000 crunches a week won’t turn a fat tummy into a washboard. The muscles would get toned but the fat would remain. To achieve visible abs takes a combination of diet and exercise (or a medical procedure).