Refill Your Water Glass
We get it: When you can barely button your jeans, the last thing you want to do is fill your stomach up with water. But ironically, sipping H20 throughout the day is exactly what you should do. If you are dehydrated, your body will retain water, which can lead to bloating.
If you’re drinking more fluids, that’s great news! But if you’re sucking them down through a straw, your efforts to de-bloat may be for naught. The reason: Sipping through a straw can cause you to take in excess air.
Pop an Antacid
If you feel like your favorite jeans are a tad too tight, water retention may not be the only thing to blame. You may have gas trapped in your stomach, too. To fight back, pop an over-the-counter antacid like Tums to help break up the bubbles hanging out in your digestive track--to look slimmer.
Match Your Pants to Your Shirt.
This is a fashion trick that instantly trims! Match your shirt with your pants and shoes. This works especially well if you dress in head-to-toe black---creating a visual longer line to your body.
Wear a V-Neck
Another easy and effective way to seem slimmer: throw on a v-neck shirt. Fashion experts say this helps make the neck appear longer, which can help you look more linear overall.
Add a Banana to Your Breakfast
Bananas are packed with potassium, a nutrient that helps regulate fluid balance to flatten belly bloat.
Wake Up With Tea
The pressure, the puffy stomach, the self-consciousness—hibiscus tea can help you ditch all of it. According to numerous studies, flavonoids and other compounds found in the hibiscus plant help to counteract bloating
Don’t Mask Bad Breath
It may make your breath minty fresh, but chewing gum also causes you to swallow tummy-bloating air.
If you already feel like you’re sporting a temporary beer belly, additional alcohol will only add to that feeling.
Take a Soak
Typically take a bath after a long day? Adding two cups of Epsom salt to the water can help deflate your belly by pulling excess water out of your body. To avoid dehydration, only do this ritual once a week.