27 Eating Rituals for a Flat Belly
So you’ve been slipping more flat-belly superfoods into your diet. You’ve been diligently sticking to your fitness or yoga plan. But what if we told you there are simple, practically effortless tricks you can sneak into your daily life to lose weight and get that flatter tummy without even trying?
The best way to get a flatter stomach isn’t solely on eating less—it’s also by eating smarter. Read on for our favorite flat belly secrets from top nutritionists and food experts. Incorporate these eating rituals into meal times to lose weight, and for even greater results, check out these The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism.
1. Incorporate Diuretics into Every Meal
It might not sound very sexy, but incorporating diuretics into breakfast, lunch, and dinner may help promote a flatter tummy. “Lemons are a natural diuretic, which is often why lemon juice is recommended to be squeezed in water during a cleanse,” explains Rebecca Lewis, RD at Hello Fresh. “Beets, parsley, and asparagus are also good food sources to help us quickly pass the extra water we might be hanging on to when our diets have been high in salt.” For more bloat-busting tips, check out these 24 Ways to Shrink Your Belly in 24 Hours!
2. Big Event? Get Plenty of Produce the Day Before
“This will increase your fiber intake which will help flush waste from your colon and rid you of those associated unsightly gut bulges,” offer The Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFT, and authors of The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure.