There are a few little secrets to beating the bloat and getting a flatter stomach. Here is what I recommend – and what you should ditch:
- Stay away from gluten, sugar and refined dairy. These are difficult to digest and cause bloating.
- Drink lemon water each morning and enjoy 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar in water before meals to increase healthy stomach acid and reduce bloating.
- Eating papaya in the morning also helps soothe the digestive system – I generally encourage eating fruit on an empty stomach to beat the bloat.
Here’s a quick look at a day of meals to help soothe your tummy:
Breakfast: Fresh papaya with a drizzle of lime juice, then poached eggs, avocado and spinach
Lunch: Quinoa and salmon salad with a mustard lemon dressing (find my favourites in The Healthy Life!)
Snack: Carrots and hummus
Dinner: Chicken breast, brown rice and sautéed veggies