When it comes to multi-tasking vegetables, cucumbers take the damn cake. Not only are they frequently worked into face masks and spa routines, but they have a welcome place in our diet regimen. Since theyre so full of water, cucumbers help flush out your system, helping you feel full yet not bloated AND super hydrated.
2. A Shit Load Of Water
Dehydration equals bloating. It sounds totally weird, but if youre eating a ton of salad and fruit and veggies yet NOT drinking water, all that fiber is just gonna sit and push out your midsection till you feel like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. Chug water at all times.
Like cucumbers, watermelon has a ton of water and some sugar for a boost. Itll keep you hydrated and help curb the slowly ballooning belly at the top of your shorts.
4. Morning Walks
Any kind of physical activity will help get things moving and help relieve bloating. Not to be gross, but obviously walking around is going to help gas get through your system, lessening your tummy fat. Plus, youll be sweating, which will help get rid of some of that excess water weight.
5. Fennel Seeds
Fennel seedyes, the stuff that gives sausage its anise flavorare a natural gut buster. They can help relax your digestive system, aid in passing gas (again, sry), and move things along to help you feel skinnier and cuter. You can eat the seeds whole or boil them in a tea which sounds a lil gross but w/e.
6. Hands Off The Sweets
Surprise! Sugar makes you farty and bloaty. So, if youre super serious about being in shape for the big shindig celebrating ‘MURICA, stay away from the bakery and candy drawer. Basically, all that sugar feeds bacteria that LOVES making you feel bloated. Steer clear.
7. Ditch The Gum
If youre chewing gum, youre taking in excess air. This isnt rocket science. if you put your hand above your stomach and below your sternum and it feels hard and is sticking out, youre taking in too much air. So opt for nomming on a celery stick instead of the Big Red.
8. Take The Stairs
This is a no-brainer, but walking up a flight of stairs instead of standing in an elevator can help move things around and battle the bloat.
9. Sit-Ups Are Not The Enemy
We know theyre literally the worst, but doing a few sit-ups can help tone your stomach area so that, when you are bloated, you have better muscle control. This will keep you from having a tummy pooch and being embarrassed.
10. Carbs Are Evil
Like weve said literally a million times, carbs are making you bloat. So if you wanna look super cute in that crop top for the barbecue you dont plan on eating at for July 4th, make sure the week leading up to it is packed with water, salads, and lean protein. Like yeah, you can have a burger to prepare for the weekend, but wrap it in lettuce unless you want a gut.