That little bit of extra weight we carry in our mid-sections from water retention and gas is sometimes enough to keep us from wearing our favorite jeans. I don’t know about you, but sometimes my weight fluctuates as much as 5 pounds over night, and our diet is the biggest cause of these unwanted water pounds. Here are 10 foods that will help you get rid of and prevent bloating. Eat plenty of these foods, especially in the days before you have to fit into that tight dress or wear that dreaded bikini.
It may sound a bit strange to drink more water to get rid of extra water weight, but that’s one of the most important things you can do to keep that belly flat. Retaining water is actually your body’s way of making sure it has the water it may need in times of drought. So, the less you drink, the more it will retain.
Adding a little fresh lemon juice aids with digestion and revs up your body’s ability to flush salt, so drinking them together doubles the diuretic effect. Just be sure to sip right out of the glass instead of using a straw so you don’t take in any extra air. Drink up!