When you are invited to a party, do you
feel hesitated because you have been through a situation when
you just put on the pretty dress, with your silky body hugging
evening gown, and everything from the top to bottom was
perfectly fine EXCEPT one part: Your “ballooned” stomach! Well
this not only happens to women but also men. How do you get rid
of it? (Disclaimer: Do not misinterpret the advice below as ways
to lose your big belly.)
Watch out for salt
Salt causes water retention in your body.
Cut down your salt intake. Please be reminded that salt may show
up in simple food products like canned vegetable soup and
Go slow on refined-carbs
You might be thinking, “Oh well, I can
avoid rice and have bread instead”. However, do you know that,
cookies and white bread are made of white flour, which is not
only low in nutrition but can “balloon up” your tummy? That if
you over eat it of course. The refined carbohydrates which are
not absorbed will be stored around the waist and will retain
water temporarily as fast "on-the-go" energy booster when you
need it later. This is helpful for those who are involved in
strenuous activities like jogging for hours.
Bulky raw veggies
Raw vegetables are the best because their
nutrients are not adulterated. However, that is just one part of
the story. When it comes prior to meeting your blind date, you
may just want to skip tough greens that can take up lots of
stomach space, hence resulting in the bloated feeling.
Nevertheless, DON’T skip your vegetables. Instead, try small
amount which is lightly steamed.
No, I am not into hammering carbonated
drinks today. Gassy food can also refer to the infamously
healthy vegetables but also gassy, such as onion, broccoli and
Brussels sprout. They are friends that belong to the
“cruciferous vegetables” group that might just inflate your
tummy and also cause a “gassy episode” (flatulence). So, if you
are planning to go for a social event, think twice before you
have your broccoli helpings.
When we chew bubble gums, we swallow air
indirectly (if you chew with your mouth open. Now, didn’t your
mom told you not to chew with your mouth open?!!). The gas will
be trapped in our belly and will cause your stomach to bloat.
Now, by avoiding these five categories, you can confidently
flaunt your flat stomach at the social event without needing to
suck-in your stomach.