5 Foods To Reduce Belly Bloat

Catherine here!

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

1) Watermelon!

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!

2) Rosemary!

Yes, a spice that helps you to de-puff! Rosemary helps promote digestion.  Add some to your next batch of Cabbage Soup

3) Turmeric!

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.

4) Celery!

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.

Read my personal review of Enjoying Weight Loss HERE.

To your health,


  • JV

    Am a vegetarian and will be trying the Cabbage Diet
    Would you be able ro advise w
    hat can Beef be replaced with?

  • T

    Hello ‘I’m doing the Cabbage Soup Diet for the third time 🙂 I have been
    sprinkling a little organic olive oil on my Asparagus before I bake
    them in the oven on my second day (VEGETABLE DAY) and I had no idea that
    you couldn’t used olive oil until i just read about it on here, and i
    also ate 3pineapples on Day1 (Fruit Day) will this harm my changes of
    losing the weight? I just want to make sure I’m not messing my weight
    loss process up, Also on the beef and vegetable day can i substitute to
    baked chicken breast Instead.

    Thanks In Advance!

    • Hi, if the pineapple was fresh you will be fine.It has tons of enzymes that are good for your body and speed weight loss. Olive oil is a no no but if you used very little you should be okay!! Also, yes you can substitute baked chicken breast for the beef – no skin on chicken!! 🙂

  • T

    I also used unsalted butter instead on salted butter on my potato for (POTATO DAY)
    Is that okay as well?