Whether the beach beckons or you want to wear a form-fitting frock, a flat stomach is a perfect accessory! And the good news is that you don’t have to spend every waking minute at the gym to achieve it – there are small steps you can take at home to stop you looking bloated.
Check out our six simple steps to help you get a flat tummy.
Ditch the salt
Cut down on your salt intake to help beat bloating tummies. According to experts, reducing salt to just 3g a day by avoiding all processed foods, will help your body release water it has been retaining to help dilute high salt levels in your body.
If you do need to use salt, try to make it natural sea salt; teaspoon to teaspoon, it is lower in sodium than table salt. And stay away from soy sauce which has high levels of sodium and will cause almost instant bloating. You can always flavor your food with other herbs and spices; cayenne pepper, cumin and tabasco sauce will also help boost your metabolism.