Spoiler Alert : ALL 18 tips help you Get a flatter stomach in less than a week by getting rid of your bloated belly and any excess water weight or flase fat you have.
1. Drink More Water
Use this simple calculator to see how much water you need to drink each day to get a flatter stomach…
I had a client who lost 20 pounds in 1 week after adding JUST water to his diet. He was so bloated, his rings did not fit him, stomach was large, and socks would indent his lower legs when he removed them. Have you ever felt bloated, hands and feet puffy, belly extended - well this is your body holding onto water. Stew Smith, Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
2. Limit Your Salt Intake
The more salt or sodium that you eat = the more water your body will hold onto making your stomach look fat & bloated so you got 2 options…
3. Eat a Balanced Diet of Carbs, Proteins & Fats
Use this tool to figure out how much protein you need to eat to get a flatter stomach.
4. Eat Smaller Meals
Instead of you eating 3 BIG meals that'll put lots of stress on your digestive system which'll lead to your stomach bloating…
It's best for you to eat 4-to-6
smaller meals to prevent getting a bloated stomach and if you don't
have time to eat 4-to-6 smaller meals…
Then you need to go for a 15+ minute walk after your big meal to speed up digestion to prevent your stomach from getting bloated.
5. Stop Drinking Soda!
Sodas and any other carbonated drinks can easily make your stomach bloated because the carbon dioxide from those drinks creates gas in your stomach forcing your stomach to expand or get bloated - See how to stop drinking soda here
6. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweaters cannot be easily broken down by your body and this causes gas which leads to bloating so that means you need to watch out for diet sodas, sugarless gums, or any other so called "sugar-free" foods and if you must use artificial sweeteners…
Try to limit your use of artificial sweeteners to less than 3 servings a day but…
Artificial sweeteners like mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and other sugar alcohols are the main ones you want to avoid to reduce bloating so you can get a flatter stomach.
7. Don't do things that cause you to swallow too much air
When you swallow too much air… the air becomes trapped in your stomach and this causes gas which leads to bloating and you can prevent this from happening by…
8. Natural Diuretics
10. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt baths is what many celebriteis like Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham secretly do for a flatter stomach. Just mix two cups of Epsom salt in warm bathwater and then soak for 15 minutes 2-to-3 times per week to get rid of bloating and lose water weight.
You can soak yourself in a tub of warm water for about 15 minutes to help you lose excess water weight for a flatter stomach.
11. Steam Room
You can use a steam room or sauna for 15 minutes to make you sweat to flush out excess water weight and of course…
You can exercise very intensely to sweat out excess water weight, reduce bloating and burn belly fat for the quickest way to get a flat stomach but since this article is called "How To get a flatter stomach in a week without exercise…" you don't have to do that.
12. Keep a Journal
Keep a bloat journal to help you find out which foods &/or drinks are making you get bloated so you can eat less of those foods. For example…
If you get bloated after eating dairy products then you may be lactose intolerant meaning your stomach can't digest the lactose or milk sugar found in most dairy products causing you to get bloated but you can still enjoy dairy products as long as you drink water after eating dairy products to prevent bloating or use lactose-free dairy products.
Although eating fiber can speed up fat loss (see fast weight loss tip #6 here…)
15. Avoid Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower are good for you but they cause you to get bloated because your body has a tougher time digetsinng raffinose which is a complex sugar found in cruciferous vegetables.
16. Alcohol, Chocolate & Coffee
17. Alternative Meds?
Some medications like contraceptives or birth control pills can cause stomach bloating for various reasons so you may want to see your doctor about using alternative medications that will not cause any bloating.
You may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) which causes bloating.
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