If you want to have a flat stomach, you need to cut out foods that could be causing water retention and bloating, as well as take more exercise and eat healthy foods.
If you are carrying an extra few pounds around your middle, one of the easiest ways to lose it is to take a close look at the types of foods that you are eating. When you want to lose some weight, from any part of your body, you need to burn more calories than you eat, so cutting out the high calorie foods that give you little nutritional value is the first step. You also need to be aware of that.
Here are some foods that you need to cut out from your diet, if you want to get a flatter stomach.
1. Soft Drinks
Many people have a hard time giving up soft drinks. But if you really want to get rid of extra belly fat, this is a must. Soft drinks are loaded with sugar. Even low-calorie soft drinks slow down your metabolism and stimulate your body to hold fat. One study showed that people who consumed sugary drinks regularly gained 27% more belly fat than people who almost never or never drank them.
2. Chewing Gum
When you chew gum, both your brain and stomach receive signals that prepare them for a meal. Gum triggers he overproduction of stomach acid, making you feel hungry as a result. It can trigger gastrointestinal problems and cause bloating. If you need to freshen up in between meals, keep a toothbrush at work instead.
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