With summer in full swing, you're attending BBQs, Weddings, spending time at the lake or beach which means you have NO TIME TO BLOAT!! Here are a few things I do when I know I've got a special event coming up.
Watch that sodium intake!!
This means salt!! So avoiding any foods high in sodium is the first step. There are several things that have hidden sodium in them like dressing and soy sauce. Processed foods are notorious for salt additives to increase flavor. When you intake extra sodium, it will lead to water retention which is going to make you feel puffy and less lean. And nobody has time for that!!
To counter act sodium, you can eat things that are high in potassium like bananas or coconut water. I like to put coconut water and bananas in my smoothies to help decrease that bloaty feeling.
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar!!
There are so many great benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar. It actually helps aid in digestions so if you are engaging in intermittent fasting you want to be sure to drink 1 T. right before you break you fast.
I usually like to just shoot it straight, but if that's too much for you, I would recommend adding 1 T. to 8 oz of water.
Lemon, peppermint, ginger, and asparagus!!
These are all anti-bloating rock stars that aid in digestion, reduce water retention, fight inflammation and are rich in antioxidants.
I really like to squeeze some lemon in my water and drink it throughout the day - I also like to put a little dash of cayenne in there to boost my metabolism.
You can also sip on peppermint tea the night before your event to wake up feeling extra lean!
Same goes for asparagus. Asparagus is a natural diuretic so be sure to eat asparagus for dinner each night leading up to your event or beach day!!
I know you've been working hard, keep up the great work, and knock out your workouts this week babe!