No matter how many reps and sets of ab exercises you do, you’ll never achieve a flat tummy if you don’t eat the right kind of food. I’m sure you already know that junk foods, soda, alcohol and refined grains should be avoided but the ones on this list might come to you as a surprise.
Interested to know what these are? Keep reading and get yourself (or your tummy rather) ready before spring break comes.
1. Fruit Juice
And not just just the pre-packaged ones. Fruit juices contain no fat but are often high in sugar and you know what happens to sugar that is not burned… it turns directly into belly fat. Although a glass in the morning is okay, it’s still best to skip it for now.
Sausages contain unhealthy saturated fats, even the leaner ones like turkey, chicken or venison. They also contain preservatives, which means that it’s loaded with sodium. Salt causes your body to retain water, giving your belly a bloated look and feel, same reason why we avoid junk foods and processed foods.
These may be healthy but the high amount of fiber in lentils will make you produce large amounts of gas, thus causing your stomach to bloat.
These fruits are a combination of high fiber and sugar content which are the two main culprits of a bloated stomach. True, an apple a day keeps the doctor away but it’s better to pass on it if you want a flat tummy.
Onions contain Fructan, soluble fibers that can cause bloating. Those who are sensitive to fructans will experience discomfort, especially when onions are eaten raw.
Cheese, yogurt, milk, butter and other dairy products contain varying levels of lactose which creates gas bubbles and bloating. For those who are lactose intolerant, dairy products can cause major digestive problems. Although dairy products are rich sources of calcium, it’s best to get your calcium from leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale if you want to achieve a flat stomach.