How to Banish Bloat By The Weekend!
As women, we can feel totally different day to day. One day, we can feel bloated and the next, toned and lean. That’s completely normal and happens to all of us, including me and Karena! It’s called being a WOMAN! But, we have some amazing tips that will rock your world! :)
Bloating can be caused by a bunch of factors like hormones, bacteria in your gut, or your body holding onto water because of salty or sugary foods. There are a few tricks that we personally use to banish bloat fast before a photo or video shoot or even just a beach day. We also hit up our Registered Dietitian Lori Zanini for her advice too. These tips will help you de-bloat and feel toned in just a few days – whether you’re prepping for an event, getaway, or simply want to feel even more confident!!
Are you drinking water right now?
If you don’t have a water bottle by your side, we wanna see your cute booty up and heading to the water cooler stat! We know we say it all the time and we can’t say it enough: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!! This is especially important when you’re looking to banish bloat quickly.
Did you know you can raise your metabolic rate just by drinking water?! Plus, it flushes toxins out of your system and carries nutrients to your cells. Aim for at least 70 ounces of water a day. We have a water next to our computer as we write this!
Can you make your veggies even better? Oh kale yea!
We always marinade our kale and other cruciferous veggies on Sunday. This helps break the fibers down and makes them easier to digest, eliminating bloat. You can marinade your greens with olive oil and lemon juice or try mixing in an avocado and lemon juice and massaging it into the kale with your hands. We have even more schoolin’ on kale HERE!
Lori points out that some other veggies, like Brussels sprouts and broccoli, can also cause bloating. To get around this, make sure to lightly cook or steam these veggies, which makes them easier to digest.
Keep a lookout for sodium
For the best results, limit added salt before a big event. Check your food labels! More than 75% of salt comes from packaged and restaurant foods, Lori says. We don’t want you to worry too much about this, so just stick to unprocessed 7 Day Slim Down approved foods, and you’ll be all set!
*** Secret! We actually manipulate the intake of sodium in the Slim Down Plan, so much that your body gets rid of bloat! It’s what we do before our Tone It Up shoots! You’ll love it!
Make dairy swaps
Not everyone has the enzyme to digest lactose, which can cause bloating. Swap dairy for alternatives like almond milk and coconut yogurt to decrease the chance of bloat. We have even more dairy-free swaps we love HERE!!
7DSD = tea time
Perfect Fit Awaken Tea will keep you energized and give your metabolism a boost! And you’ll need a lot of rest to keep up with your workouts, so Unwind Tea will help you relax before you hit the sheets. To celebrate the start of your 7DSD, we’re giving you FREE Perfect Fit Organic Tea with every Perfect Fit Protein Tub until Sunday 6/18!
Pass the mints
We loved this tip from Lori! Chewing gum can cause you to swallow excess air and lead to bloating. So stick to mints!
Savor every bite!
Eating too quickly can also lead to swallowing more air. Savor your meal and enjoy every delicious bite!
The biggest things for us is following our 7 Day Slim Down from the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. It’s what we do before our video shoots to get rid of bloat. We use the calorie add-ons to make it fit our goals too!
As a member, you get the brand new Slim Down with delicious new recipes (cookies & muffins are in the mix!) and a meal-by-meal plan. You’ll know exactly what to eat for a week to feel fabulous. If you aren’t a member yet, this is the perfect time to join.
With the 7 Day Slim Down and these tricks up your sleeve, you’re going to be feeling more light, tight, and toned than ever. You’re going to be glowing and everyone’s going to be asking you for your secret. You can tell ‘em you’re a #TIUgirl ;)