Summer is here and we’ve been dieting ever since we got home from school in order to convince our home friends that the freshman (sophomore, junior and senior) fifteen didn’t get to us. Our bikini bods are ready, but we mistakenly eat an Instagram-able bagel before hitting the beach. And suddenly, the bloating sets in and ruins our hard-earned bikini bod.
Have no fear; this can be avoided. Try these 12 foods before your next pool party to keep that bloat away.
We’re looking to relieve our water weight here and the fiber and potassium in bananas will do the trick. Grab one on your way to the beach and you’re good to go.
This perfect pool-side snack has potassium and is pretty much anti-bloating. It’s also low in calories and high in water content so, eat up!
3. Grainy bread
You thought bread was Satan, didn’t you? Think again. The fiber in grainy bread will keep you full for hours.
Do I even have to give you another reason to eat more avocados?
Fiber, fiber, fiber: no bloating but you’ll still feel plenty full.
6. Fatty fish (Salmon, Mackerel)
Filled with structural fats, as opposed to storage fats, these fish are the perfect dinner because they are less likely to be stored as fat where you want your abs to be.
These babies are natural diuretics. This means that excess water weight (aka bloating) gets flushed out the more cucumbers you eat.
Throw them in your acai bowl to be basic and fulfill your daily dosage of fiber.
The ultimate summer food and the ultimate way to stay full since it is packed with water.
Instead of snacking on chips and pretzels, have a handful of almonds to keep you full all day.
Eat these for breakfast and you’ll be able to say “no” to the ice cream offered to you later…maybe.
Very low cal, very high-protein. Bring it on.
Information from Red Book Magazine and Health.com.