If you want to fight belly fat, burning calories and fat through cardio – especially interval training – is your best bet. Bloating, on the other hand, is its own beast, and you can’t feel like you’re rocking your bathing suit if your belly is super-puffy. Luckily, there are easy ways to reduce bloating so that you can show off that tummy you’ve been working so hard to get.
Put this down: Not only is too much sodium bad for your heart, but it will also cause you to retain water – not just in your belly – so stop yourself the next time you reach for the salt shaker. Extra sprinkles aren’t the only way we consume too much sodium. Limit high-sodium foods such as hot dogs, cottage cheese, bacon, soy sauce, and chips.