womans own how to lose belly fatOur waist-whittling meal plan will fight that belly bulge in no time. 

Beat the bloat 

– Most bloating comes from swallowed air so eat slowly, avoid smoking and chewing gum

– Stick to protein foods, like eggs and meat, which cause less gas

– Hold off on fruit and veg until the evening, so you avoid bloating in the day

– Drink only plain water, milk, tea or coffee

– Don’t eat between meals

Bloating baddies

– Starch found in potatoes, corn, noodles and wheat

– Fibre, like bran, rice and strawberries

– Sugars. Raffinose, found in beans, cabbage, broccoli and whole grains; Lactose, found in cow’s milk, ice cream and processed foods, like bread and cereals; Fructose, a simple sugar found in onions, artichokes, most fruits and wheat; and Sorbitol, a sugar naturally found in most fruits and added to sugar-free food and drink.

Get a flat tum fast

These high-protein, anti-bloat meal ideas give results in days

Breakfast

– 3 scrambled eggs and a glass of smooth fresh pineapple juice

– 2 eggs and 2 rashers bacon, grilled or fried. Tea or coffee

– 1 pot of plain yogurt with honey. 2 boiled eggs

Lunch

Eat fish (cod, haddock or salmon) or cold meats m such as chicken or bacon, with mixed-leaf salads and homemade dressings

– Fresh salmon salad with dill and crème fraiche dressing and a head of baby gem lettuce, sliced. Squeeze half a lemon over the top

– Cold coronation chicken. Breast of chicken in a little curried, apricot mayonnaise, served with a head of a baby gem lettuce

– Bacon and avocado salad. Half an avocado diced with 2 rashers of lean back bacon, cold and crumbled. Toss in a little mayo mixed with yogurt and lemon juice, and serve with a large helping of green salad leaves with lamb’s lettuce

Dinner

– Roast chicken wrapped in bacon with 1tbsp carrots and 1tbsp peas

– Standard small fillet steak, grilled or barbequed, served with crème fraiche and black pepper, and a mixed green salad

– Vegetable Bolognaise. Make a sauce of mixed vegetables, tomato puree and Italian seasoning to taste. Serve on a large handful (when dry) of penne or fusilli pasta. Add a green salad and a little grated parmesan

For more great tips on how to lose belly fat check out our Diet Club – Woman’s Own Diets.