You don’t need to starve yourself or be on a strict diet to lose your belly fat. All you need to do is quit or change some bad habits. If you do, you will notice great results in just a few days.
1. Avoid alcohol
Alcohol causes dehydration, which will slow down your whole system. Avoid alcohol for at least several days at a time. If, however, you do decide to indulge, start your next day with a large glass of water.
2. Avoid salt
When you eat more salt than usual, your body will temporarily hold more water and fluids than usual, which can lead to bloating. Avoid processed foods, salt, and salt based spices. Also, avoid microwave prepared foods because they are filled with sodium. Consume plenty of vegetables and fruits rich in water.
3. Completely cut out milk
If you feel tired and bloated, or you are tortured by gas, your body may be intolerant to lactose. This happens to people who have a problem digesting the milk’s sugar, which can result in the occurrence of gas, cramps, and diarrhea. Consume foods which do not have a high lactose percentage, such as almond and rice milk.
4. Reduce carbohydrate intake
Avoid carbohydrates, such as pasta and baked goods. When you reduce their intake in your diet, your body will start spending carbohydrate stock and discarding accumulated fluids. You can eat fewer carbohydrates by making sandwiches with one slice of bread instead of two. Also, you can eat turkey meat, eggs, and cheese with low fat content.
5. Replace starch
Foods rich in starch, such as potatoes, pasta, and corn, cause gas. The only ingredient rich in starch that does not cause gas is rice.
6. Be active every day
Regular exercise relieves bloating by increasing your heart rate. Breathing, on the other hand, stimulates red muscles’ natural contractions, which help to prevent constipation and the buildup of gases, and accelerates digestion. Therefore, whenever you have a chance, take a walk after meals.