Why Does My Belly Seem Enlarged?
Flat tummies are not directly related to weight, age, or doing massive sit-ups. In fact, if you crave a flat belly, you must first address your gut health. Poor gut health can cause unsightly belly swelling. Ironically, some cultures actually define a round belly as a symbol of wealth. Yet, contemporary culture tends to view a flat tummy as an indicator of exceptional gut health.
What Are 5 Significant Steps to Achieve a Flat Belly?
1. For a Flat Belly, Take Digestive Enzymes
Determine that enzymes you take include hydrochloric acid. Only HCL can digest protein within the stomach. Consequently, undigested food causes gas, bloating, and constipation. However, many products on the market include excessive amounts of HCL that may cause heartburn and acid reflux. Therefore, my Enzyme Energy supplement includes 325 mg of HCL—the correct amount for healthy consumption. Moreover, digestive enzymes may minimize the digestive distress that often causes your swollen belly.
2. Proper Food Combining
Proper food combining methods, although not a quick fix, speeds your metabolism. This will help you to gradually drop weight. For more details, view my food combining chart. However, see below for food combining made easy.
- Eat proteins with vegetables
- Eat carbohydrates with vegetables and healthy oils
- Eat fruit alone
- Proteins and carbohydrates should not be eaten together
3. Colon Cleansing for a Flat Belly
Colon cleansing releases impacted waste, detoxifies the liver, makes for fat loss, as well as reduces belly swelling. In response to the Frequently Asked Question, “How do I give myself a coffee enema?” I created a Coffee Enema training video. Fortunately, my Coffee Enema video will teach you, step by step, how to practice safe, simple, and effective colon cleansing at home.
4. Weekly Fasts Heal an Inflamed Belly
Fast one day a week using bone broths, juices, or smoothies. In addition, Patricia Bragg and I, in Revolutionary Beauty, share three ways to trade liquid nourishment for solid food, one day a week. We also make finding the program to fit your lifestyle easy by providing resources in Revolutionary Beauty—and be assured you will not go hungry.
Note—do not be afraid of fasting! Luckily, smoothies are a nutrient-dense, low-calorie substitute and are packed with protein, enzymes, as well as vitamins. Obviously, I often choose All Day Energy or Protein Power for my fasting breakfast, lunch, or snack.
5. Early Dinner Habits Make for a Flat Belly
Serve dinner before 7 p.m. as late-night meals can quickly turn into fat while sleeping. If you feel hungry at night, reach for an All Day Energy or Protein Power smoothies. Consequently, you may use protein as an antidote for sugar and carbohydrate cravings.
Additionally, I would like to invite you to read my tips and tricks on Facebook and Instagram at @julialoggins. Plus, I welcome your questions and comments. As a result, make yours a happy summer with your new flat belly!
Author & Digestive Health Consultant,
Santa Barbara, California