Magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram to name a few, are always trying to share with us the latest diet trends (ew, don't even like saying diet), flat belly foods and more. When you see these posts, blogs and articles sharing these "foods you must eat to obtain abs" and you are just beginning your health and fitness journey it can be really freaking confusing.
One may tell you to eat a bagel with peanut butter for breakfast, while another may say to eat berries and egg whites and to avoid the grains. So what are you to do? Who are you going to trust?
Let me share this little secret with you, none of them are necessarily right but they are all wrong.
The thing is, every single person is different. What you consider healthy and might eat for breakfast could make your best friend bloat and fart all day. Which, hello..clearly what you wanted was to cut the bloat. When we see the "flat belly foods" recommendations we can't put much truth into them.
How To Figure Out What You Need
You now know why we need to stay away from the opinions and views of others. Even those that come from a magazine, hey..they don't know YOUR body. However, you came here to learn the foods to cut the bloat and make you feel comfortable through the day. The no bullshit truth is that it's going to take trial and error. I could tell you to eat oats with berries and some hard boiled eggs for breakfast. That may not digest well for you though.
These eggs and potatoes (with the cute smile I made) work for my body, they fuel me and help me reach my goals. I only learned this after I applied the steps below!
Here's Your Plan Of Attack:
1.) Cut the processed food out of your diet. This means junk, sugary foods and food that have a long list of ingredients (most of which you can't pronounce!). I can say with 99.9% certainty that processed foods and sugary drinks/food will most definitely cause bloating and discomfort among many things.
2.) Find the healthy foods you like. This is the part that you may not enjoy, but in the long run it'll be worth it, to be able to et the foods that work for YOUR body. Test things out, see what works and doesn't. Try oats one morning, if you don't experience bloating, farting or other discomfort I would say that would then be your personal flat belly food.
There is no "one size fits all" approach to health and fitness. It's all about finding what works best for you. Give it a go, start testing things out to find the foods that fuel your body, and get you the results you want!