Often your pants may not fit easily, not because you have gained weight, but because some foods make you bloated. Just because 2-3 The extra pounds shown on the scales can be fictitious, you can easily get rid of them with specific movements that do not require diet.
Consumption of large quantities salt, due to the sodium it contains, causes fluid retention and therefore swelling, mainly in the abdomen and legs. Reduce salt during cooking and replace it with more lemon, oregano and other spices that give flavor to food. Avoid, also, high consumption of foods rich in sodium, such as cold cuts, cheeses, salted or smoked fish, sauces, canned food, savory cookies etc..
*Stay away from bloated foods
Some foods can make your belly look twice as big as it actually is, within a few hours after consumption. However, some of these foods, such as legumes, the fruits, vegetables and milk, are highly nutritious and essential for the proper functioning of the body, so they should not be missing from your diet. We just recommend that you avoid them on some days when you are wearing tight clothes or you want a flat stomach..
-Which foods cause bloating?
Lentils, beans, chickpeas, artichokes, asparagus, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, leeks, peppers, onions, peas, potatoes, bananas, oranges, pears, plums, fizzy drinks, beer, fruit juices, corn, whole wheat products and bran, milk, cream cheese.
*Small and frequent meals
The stomach should not be left empty for many hours. Skipping meals leads to excessive hunger, hence in greater food consumption, resulting in abrupt swelling. You do not need to eat large amounts. Two toasts or a fruit between the main meals are enough.
*Chew food well
Stop eating fast, because this prevents the normal functioning of the intestines. When you eat very fast, often swallow air, resulting in various stomach disorders, such as heartburn, bloating and constipation. So make sure you eat calm and small bites.
*Drink more water
Many people believe that drinking water makes them more bloated. But this is not the case. The abdomen may swell momentarily, but it will deflate very quickly. The body is a great saver of water. For this, if he is given some water, tends to last longer than it already has, thus creating fluid retention. So, as strange as it sounds, Fluid retention is combated with water consumption. Water increases diuresis and helps balance body fluids and eliminate excess sodium from the kidneys.
Protein helps fight swelling and bloating. Foods rich in protein are fish, the chicken, the egg, meat etc..
Abstinence from carbohydrates, both on the day you are bloated and on 2-3 days later, is good for calming your digestive system from bloating.