You spent all weekend scarfing down your favorite holiday
foods—honey-baked ham, gingerbread cookies and a pile o’ sides. But today?
Today, your tummy is more pooch than perfectly toned. Ditch the bloat and get
your ab-fab body back in just a few easy steps.
Ditch the salt
When it comes to bloating, salt is your number-one enemy. It
may be a mineral, and yeah, we do need some
to function optimally, but chances are the food you ate during the big holiday
feast was way overloaded with sodium. To detox, say buh-bye to salty snacks
like chips and pretzels, and instead go for food that are flavored using spices
rather than salt.
Say hello to H2O
To flush out the bad and welcome in the good, you wanna
increase your water intake. Carry a glass or a water bottle with you all day
and remember to sip 24/7. Aim for eight full glasses a day—and don’t fudge it
with flavored water or juice! If you need a little tang, try squeezing in some
fresh lemon or lime juice.
Put the Christmas chocolates way up high on a pantry shelf
and close the door, chica. When you get a craving for something sweet, reach
for a bowl of fruit, like strawberries or juicy apples, or a Clementine. Still
not satisfied? Toss that Hershey’s bar to the side and opt for a square or two
of really dark chocolate.
Forget the fizz from now ‘til New Year’s. That means leaving
cans of pop and bottles of sparkling cider in the fridge. None of it quenches
your thirst, and the carbonation (and added sodium and other chemicals) fill
your tummy with gas. Who wants that?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/25/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy ways to lose weight, I feel fat, nutrition, produce, happy holidays