10 Foods You Should Stop Eating If You Want A Flat Belly

Exercising helps you get in shape, but you won't get the results you're hoping for, without a diet. There are a few foods you should completely avoid if you want to get a flat belly.

1. Alcohol

1. Alcohol

Besides having a lot of calories, alcohol also increases your appetite. You've probably noticed that whenever you get a beer or a glass of wine, you could also eat some snacks, right?

2. Soft drinks

2. Soft drinks

They are all full of sugar which is our worst enemy when we're trying to lose weight. Even the low-calorie ones will slow down your metabolism and you'll end up gaining weight.

3. Chewing-gum.

3. Chewing-gum.

When you chew gum, your brain receives the message that you're eating and prepares your body for digestion. You feel hungry, you eat more often and you eventually gain weight.

4. Salt.

4. Salt.

Sodium retains water in your body, preventing you from losing weight. Stay away from salty foods, especially if you suffer from high blood pressure.

5. Fast Food

5. Fast Food

Besides being really unhealthy, fast food contains too many calories and it's one of the factors responsible for the belly fat.

6. Mayonnaise

6. Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise, as well mayo-based sauces and salads, contain 80% fat. It may be delicious, but if you're trying to lose weight, mayo is not your friend.

7. French fries

7. French fries

All fried foods are your enemies when you're trying to lose weight. We're not gonna deny that they're soooo delicious, but they aren't healthy and they are one of the reasons you've gained weight.

8. Ice cream

8. Ice cream

Ice cream is only delicious due to the high amount of sugar it contains, which you already know is one of the factors responsible for the abdominal fat.

9. Foods that make you bloat

9. Foods that make you bloat

Foods like beans or lentils can cause intestinal gases and visible bloating. If this is an issue for you, avoid them and find a workout routine that speeds up your digestion.

10. Sugar-free sweets

10. Sugar-free sweets

This kind of products may be sugar-free, but they contain substitutes like polyalcohols which are only effective for diabetics and will still contribute to the size of your belly.

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