Summer is in full swing and we all want that perfect bikini body for the beach this season. But what are the ideal foods to eat and not eat to achieve a flatter stomach today?
There are specific foods that will boost your metabolism and help to combat bloat such as egg whites, kale, yogurt and grapefruit.
These encourage your body to burn fat and increase metabolism.
Grapefruit also reduces your appetite.
What are the foods to avoid in order to achieve a flatter stomach? Cut out salt, root vegetables, beans, wheat, caffeine, alcohol and chewing gum.
These can cause bloating and weight gain. By doing this, you will feel lighter and have more energy.
Also, never skip breakfast. In fact, dieticians recommend eating five smaller meals a day rather than the traditional three.
Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day with a teaspoon of lemon juice will heighten the cleansing effects. Celery is also a natural diuretic and will help with water retention. And remember to cut out all carbonated drinks that cause gas to get trapped in your stomach that causes more bloating.
By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy the summer knowing you look your best!