Whether it's caused by trapped air, stalled digestion, or water retention, bloating can derail belly-blasting efforts. Eat slowly so you don't swallow too much air, relax to ease digestion-disrupting stress, and limit sodium to fewer than 1,500 mg per day. And most important, choose bloat-busting foods, like these.
By Leah McLaughlin
Insoluble fiber, the kind found in most whole grains, like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole wheat bread, as well as fruits and veggies, acts like a broom in your digestive tract, sweeping the contents through and keeping everything working smoothly. Strive for 25 grams of fiber a day—increase intake gradually.