6 Diet Changes That Will Flatten Your Stomach In Just 1 Week

               

If you have a puffy stomach that is ruining your self confidence, you may not have to worry for long. This doesn’t mean that you’ve packed on the pounds. It is most likely bloating because of indigestion. These feelings are especially common in women over 40, but there is research showing that with a few minor changes in your diet you can improve your digestion, eliminate bloating, and have you feeling more comfortable and confidant in less than a week. Heres what you need to do to get started…

1. Balance your bacteria.

An imbalance of bacteria in your system can create digestive problems and, and cause you to become bloated. A simple fix to this problem is adding probiotic yogurt to your diet. The tiny living organisms in the yogurt calm the bacteria in your belly, improving digestion,decreasing abdominal pressure, and reducing bloating.

2. Eliminate sugary snacks and fizzy drinks.

Sometimes activities including chewing gum, and drinking too fast can cause you to inhale air and become bloated. Carbonated sodas and fruit juices can often upset your stomach or cause gas, which makes bloating worse. To reduce this you should abstain from chewing gum, and drink flat, easy to swallow including water and sport drinks.

3. Keep your thirst properly quenched.

Constantly drinking fluids throughout the day is a great way to begin flattening your stomach. Drinking at least 8 cups of liquid hydration a day can also help aid in issues involving the lower intestine and constipation. Eating fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of fluid are great options as well. It is recommended that you avoid alcohol because of its dehydrating effects.

4. Eat more bananas.

Ensuring potassium and sodium levels remain balanced are important to reduce bloating. It is recommended to consume around 4,500 milligrams of potassium each day. To achieve this you need to eat approximately 5 cups of foods high in potassium including bananas, potatoes with skin, and papayas.

5. Easy on the salt.

Too much salt or sodium in your diet causes your body to hold more water and makes your belly puff out. It is common for someone to eat 3,500 milligrams of sodium a day even though the recommended amount is 1,500 milligrams. To come closer to a reasonable amount, you should avoid prepackaged foods high in sodium, and stop adding extra salt to your meals.

6. Two is the magic number.

Another common cause of bloating is a lack of proper fiber in your diet, and it is best to have 2 types of fiber in your daily diet. Eating Kellogg’s Bran cereals containing both insoluble and gel-like soluble fibers for breakfast are a sure way to get proper fiber to your digestive system. Additionally, these fibers will pull water through your colon, speeding up up the elimination process, and leave you feeling lighter.

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