I know you have come to my Cabbage Soup site because you want to get rid of that belly bloat! The Diet itself should help, but, as you know, you cannot stay on it for longer than a week.
Once you’re off the diet, however, you should stick to the same principles of eating well – lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and no processed foods – and the 5 foods I will mention here will help you to keep that bloating feeling OFF your body!
5 Foods To Fight Belly Bloat
Watermelon is 90% water. It is a great source of potassium and also has a natural diuretic property, which means it helps to push excess fluid out of the body. It does have a higher sugar content than some other fruits, so if you’re watching your sugar intake, do limit your watermelon, but otherwise, enjoy!
Yes, a spice that helps you to de-puff! Rosemary helps promote digestion. Add some to your next batch of Cabbage Soup
This is another fantastic spice that is also Cabbage Soup Diet friendly, and another spice that I have talked about before! Adding turmeric in a curry-style dish or a sauce will help to promote digestion and will also help an upset stomach to settle.
This is definitely the reason why the Cabbage Soup Diet recipe calls for celery and why you’re welcome to eat as much of it as you want on your vegetable days! Celery is well known as a digestive aid (as in, it makes you have to use the restroom) and has chemicals that decrease water retention. It also has a high water content, like watermelon, to help flush the system.
5) Water…with Lemon!
Yes, drinking more water seems to be the answer to everything. And, with that in mind, I am going to go get a glass right now, and you should, too. Water with lemon will actually help get rid of belly bloat.
Sounds weird to drink MORE liquid to de-bloat, right? However, our bodies cling to liquid because it is LACKING in liquid – weird, right? So, do yourself a favor, or 8, and drink some water with lemon! The lemon also acts as a diuretic and helps push fluid out of the body.
So, there you go, 5 items that are Cabbage Soup Diet friendly and which you should seek to include as part of your regular diet, too.
If you need help controlling cravings for bad items and GETTING cravings for the healthy foods listed here, check out my review of Enjoying Weight Loss, a program I’ve used on and off over the years to help me stay on track.
To your health,