1. Drink hot water and lemon
This drink is fantastic for revving up your metabolism and digestive system first thing in the morning, and can even help with inflammation!
Lemon juice is also great for giving you an energy boost, so try swapping your morning coffee with hot water and lemon and, not only will you be feeling much healthier, but you won’t experience the caffeine crash.
2. Try a day going gluten-free or dairy-free
Many people suffer from food intolerances without even realising. A great way to test if you are intolerant to any foods is to remove them from your diet and monitor your symptoms; this should ideally be for a few weeks (if not more), but starting by cutting them out for one day could help to reduce your risk of bloating or discomfort later that evening.
3. Replace your usual snack with pineapple
Bromelain, the enzyme in pineapple, is thought to assist in digestion by breaking down proteins in the stomach, according to the American Cancer Society. This helps to banish bloating.
Papaya is also a great fruit for reducing bloating, so snack on a bowl of tropical fruit when you get peckish.
4. Keep an eye on your sodium intake
Salt is often in far more foods than many people realise; processed foods typically contain a large amount of it. This is one of the main culprits for bloating.
If you want your belly to shrink by the end of the day, check the sodium levels on your food and don’t eat more than 6 grams of salt per day.