1 Salads and raw veggies
i know, right? SALADS ARE A GO-TO weight LOSS MEAL for A LOT Of PEOPLE, BUT THEY’RE packed with A LOT Of fiber, And A BOATLOAD Of fiber MEANS INTESTINAL GAS And STOMACH distention.
2 Cruciferous vegetables
Broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are notorious bloaters, whether cooked or uncooked! So are turnips, rutabagas, and radishes, which are root vegetables in the cabbage family.
3 Fructoserich fruits
If you must eat fruits, choose the ones that are easily digested—such as berries, watermelon, cantaloupe, papaya, and banana—and eat them on an empty stomach.
4 gluten, dairy, and the usual suspects
On the rare occasions that I consume gluten or dairy, I make sure they are of premium quality, or I eat them only during special occasions. MSG and artificial preservatives are classified as “never” in my book.
Just look at how your face puffs up when you drink—your body is robbed of water and electrolytes, causing your tissues to swell.
6 Fizz and carbonated drinks
Fizz equals a whole lot of bubbles, containing a whole lot of gas, resulting in a whole lot of flatulence! The copious amount of sugar isn’t helpful either.
7. Excessive exercise
Resting from your usual beast-mode routine will bring down hypertrophy, swelling, and inflammation. Dial it down, but keep moving—yoga or walking at a leisurely pace will aid in detoxification.
A few of my celebrity clients who took a food test were surprised to find out that they were intolerant to egg whites, not yolks. Most people who want to lose weight skip the yolks, but check with a nutritionist to be sure.
9 Beans and legumes
Soaked or unsoaked, these guys tend to promote intestinal gas.
Nuts are one of the healthiest snacks on Earth, but they’re difficult to digest and can give you a “beer belly” look.
11 Too much spice
Spices stimulate the release of stomach acid, so flavor your food with anti-bloating herbs instead.
Chewing gum causes you to swallow excess air, which gets trapped in your tummy and causes bloating.
13 Too much salt
It makes you retain water. But Himalayan salt contains minerals that facilitate the absorption of fluid in your cells.