Want a flatter tummy? Avoid these 4 foods!

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Want to lose the love handles or achieve those elusive abs? All the crunches in the world won’t give you the flat belly you desire unless you also eat the right foods. So get ready to beat the bloat by avoiding these 4 foods.

bread

Simple Carbohydrates

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If you’re after fab abs then stay away from simple carbs because they get digested very quickly, causing spikes in both insulin and blood sugar levels. Swap them for whole grains such as whole wheat bread, lentils, and brown rice as they help you feel fuller for longer and store less fat.

salt

Salt

Salt could be the culprit behind your tummy bloat as it can lead to fluid retention. Not good! Instead, flavour your food with a pinch of cayenne pepper, which has an added benefit of boosting your metabolism.

Fake sweetner

Artificial Sugars

Artificially sweetened foods and drinks can wreak havoc with your mid-section! If you’re craving a sweet treat opt for a more nutritious option like raw cacao chocolate.

Alcohol

Alcohol

Keep your tummy taut by cutting back on those cheeky drinks after work. Alcohol releases oestrogen into the bloodstream and when you have excess oestrogen, you’re more likely to hold onto weight.

Sporteluxe Tip

Chew! Chew! Chew! Chewing your food properly is key to preventing bloating so slow down and savour your food. Digestion begins in the mouth, and better digested food means less gas and bloating. Who doesn’t want that?!