The 24-Hour Flat Stomach Routine

The 24-Hour Flat Stomach Routine
photo: Brandy Melville

 

Important event this weekend? We’ve all wished we had a slightly less bloated stomach for that amazing dress we’ve bought at some point or another. Especially just after Christmas! Obviously, a healthy diet and exercise regime are vital for a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes you just need a little boost! So here are some of our top tips to beat the bloat and get a flat stomach in 24 hours, perfect for if you couldn’t put down the cheese over Christmas!

 

1.Cut salt

Eating salty meals makes your body retain more water, which leads to water retention and bloating. So avoid adding salt to food, and avoid certain foods such as crisps and fast food. If you regularly get bloated after eating sodium, you should know that the fluid buildup it causes increases your blood volume and makes your heart work harder, so don’t add extra salt to anything!

2. Drink plenty

Water is the best, and you should aim to sip water all day. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for added cleansing effects. Herbal teas are also good but stick to ginger, peppermint, and fennel as they are all known for their bloat and tummy irritation reducing properties. Avoid fizzy drinks at all costs, as they are one of the worst culprits for bloating!

3. Know your vitamins

If you really struggle to cut down on sweet foods try taking a chromium supplement. You should take two 200mg tablets a day, one 30 minutes before a mid-morning snack, and one 30 minutes before a mid-afternoon snack. This should help boost your blood sugar level balancing, and keep sugar cravings at bay.

4. Learn to love celery

Celery can support the reduction of water retention thanks to its diuretic properties. It is also zero calories, so is a great vegetable to snack on, or even to add to a smoothie.

5. Cook your veg

Sure, raw veg might be quicker and easier, but well-cooked veg is much better when trying to beat the bloat. Cooked vegetables reduce the amount of gas your body produces whilst digesting, meaning you’ll be less bloated, and who doesn’t want that?!

6. Don’t Chew Gum

Chewing gum stimulates your digestive enzymes into expecting food which doesn’t come, which can then stimulate hunger you wouldn’t have otherwise felt. Chewing gum can also cause you to swallow air which causes bloating. So avoid gum at all costs!

7. Cut white carbs

Rice, pasta, bread – they’re all so delicious, and they’re also some of the worst culprits when it comes to bloating. These type of carbs also cause your body to store three times more water than protein-based foods like meat. So if you fancy a snack, stay away from the white carbs!  We love carbs, but cutting them for 24 hours is easier than it seems.

7. Just add garlic

Garlic is definitely an understated superfood. It boosts the body’s immunity to illness, wards off premature aging, and can even aid weight loss. It supports your body to increase the number of calories burnt off during daily activities, so you can basically eat your way to a higher metabolism with this amazing superfood! You might not want to go out for a while, though…


 

The Career Girl Academy is back on Sunday 29 January. So if you’re ready to finally learn how successful people start their businesses, manage their money and make healthier habits – join us at the coolest spot in London and finally figure out how to reach all your goals! Reserve a guaranteed place when you book your tickets to this event here.


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Important event this weekend? We’ve all wished we had a slightly less bloated stomach for that amazing dress we’ve bought at some point or another. Especially just after Christmas! Obviously, a healthy diet and exercise regime are vital for a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes you just need a little boost! So here are some of our top tips to beat the bloat and get a flat stomach in 24 hours, perfect for if you couldn’t put down the cheese over Christmas!

 

1.Cut salt

Eating salty meals makes your body retain more water, which leads to water retention and bloating. So avoid adding salt to food, and avoid certain foods such as crisps and fast food. If you regularly get bloated after eating sodium, you should know that the fluid buildup it causes increases your blood volume and makes your heart work harder, so don’t add extra salt to anything!

2. Drink plenty

Water is the best, and you should aim to sip water all day. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for added cleansing effects. Herbal teas are also good but stick to ginger, peppermint, and fennel as they are all known for their bloat and tummy irritation reducing properties. Avoid fizzy drinks at all costs, as they are one of the worst culprits for bloating!

3. Know your vitamins

If you really struggle to cut down on sweet foods try taking a chromium supplement. You should take two 200mg tablets a day, one 30 minutes before a mid-morning snack, and one 30 minutes before a mid-afternoon snack. This should help boost your blood sugar level balancing, and keep sugar cravings at bay.

4. Learn to love celery

Celery can support the reduction of water retention thanks to its diuretic properties. It is also zero calories, so is a great vegetable to snack on, or even to add to a smoothie.

5. Cook your veg

Sure, raw veg might be quicker and easier, but well-cooked veg is much better when trying to beat the bloat. Cooked vegetables reduce the amount of gas your body produces whilst digesting, meaning you’ll be less bloated, and who doesn’t want that?!

6. Don’t Chew Gum

Chewing gum stimulates your digestive enzymes into expecting food which doesn’t come, which can then stimulate hunger you wouldn’t have otherwise felt. Chewing gum can also cause you to swallow air which causes bloating. So avoid gum at all costs!

7. Cut your carbs

Rice, pasta, bread – they’re all so delicious, and they’re also some of the worst culprits when it comes to bloating. These type of carbs also cause your body to store three times more water than protein-based foods like meat. So if you fancy a snack, stay away from the carbs! There are also diets like the ‘Ketogenic’ diet that support proteins and vegetables as a diet rather than carbs. We love carbs, but cutting them for 24 hours is easier than it seems.

7. Just add garlic

Garlic is definitely an understated superfood. It boosts the body’s immunity to illness, wards off premature aging, and can even aid weight loss. It supports your body to increase the number of calories burnt off during daily activities, so you can basically eat your way to a higher metabolism with this amazing superfood! You might not want to go out for a while, though…


 

The Career Girl Academy is back on Sunday 29 January. So if you’re ready to finally learn how successful people start their businesses, manage their money and make healthier habits – join us at the coolest spot in London and finally figure out how to reach all your goals! Reserve a guaranteed place when you book your tickets to this event here.


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  • Carolina Calpurnia

    I am so happy that i already follow some things !

    Carolina ;)

    https://carolinascornerblog.wordpress.com

  • Cecil Vedemil

    I need to cut out pasta, but it’s just so good…

    xx Cecile // http://www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

  • Amy M

    I tend to eat quite a lot of raw veg but I have never considered how it could cause bloating! Herbal teas are amazing for soothing the tummy ♥

    Amy // snippetsofamy.co.uk

  • Susan Akyeampong

    cutting carbs is so so difficult! but yes, love cooked veg. Didn’t realise raw veg could cause bloating?! What Susan Read

  • dreamofadventures

    Great list! I’ve started to cut out carbs when I can and I’ve noticed a difference!! =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

  • Rodanthi Dimou

    Great tips! I love celery, I don’t like chewing gums and I can cut salt easily. The white
    carbs are my kryptonite :) But I can give them up for 24-hour or longer, if it
    helps me get a flat stomach!
    http://www.smartwoman101.com/

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