Get a Flatter Tummy by Avoiding These Instant Belly Bloating Foods
Nov 21, 2016 21:56
Eating comfort food won't help you keep a smaller waistline, but neither will eating three helpings of broccoli. Certain foods are known to bloat you up, meaning they increase puffiness and make you appear heavier than you are, according to Stephanie Middleberg, R.D., of Stephanie Middleberg Nutrition in New York City.
Here are four of the biggest food culprits to watch out for:
Cruciferous Vegetables Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale: these trendiest greens are also the biggest stomach bloaters, thanks to their high fiber content. You can enjoy a small serving since they’re healthy and filling, but stop after that - especially if you’re trying to fit into a tiny party dress later.
Salty Processed Products A handful of chips, a serving of canned soup, cold cuts: if you got it from a bag or a box, it’s probably loaded with salt, which causes you to retain water and look puffy. Stay away from these offenders as much as possible.
Soda Those bubbles that make sodas so refreshing are made out of air, which finds its way to your stomach and abs and temporarily causes a muffin top. Stick to still water. Artificial Sweeteners and Diet Foods Technically, you shouldn't be eating fake food products. These leave you feeling gassy and puffy. Problem foods and ingredients include sugar-free gum, sucralose, aspartame, frozen yogurt, and any product that has lots of unrecognizable items on its label. Eat real food—it tastes better, and when consumed in moderation (and as part of a healthy diet), it shouldn’t affect your waistline.
All families need to visit the dentist routinely, at least once every three months. Families with children in preschool may need to go to the dentist more to handle falling baby teeth. So it’s important to choose a single family dentist instead of going to different clinics. Read more
Is your hair ruining your life? There are no permanent treatments to tame frizzy hair. Even straightening won’t keep that frizz down on the long term. If frizziness is ruining your perfect morning hairdo, here are several tips for managing it: Read more
Destination weddings are exotic and very memorable. If you have the funds, you can plan a gorgeous destination wedding at a stunning location that makes your special day even more special. Keep in mind however that destination wedding planning is not easy. A lot of thought goes into making one possible and you need to start planning very early on. Keeping a clear head is also a must. So if you are planning a destination wedding, here are several tips to keep in mind: Read more