Eat to de-puff and fake perfection! Yes, ingest good healthy carbs in the morning like oatmeal, berries, a green smoothie, plus some healthy fats such as almond butter slathered on a banana or apple. For lunch and dinner eat lots of veggies and healthy proteins such as fish, hemp seeds (also a great source of fiber), almonds, or lean high quality meats, and VEGGIES (oh, did I say that already?). If you have a hankering for something sweet, have a small chunk of dark chocolate (at least 65% cocoa).
More than what you should eat, be aware of what you shouldn’t eat- which isn’t always just the fatty stuff. Some people should stay away from dairy because it can cause bloat for those who are lactose sensitive. Salt is another stay-away-from spice if you don’t want to look like an inflated balloon.
DROP WATER WEIGHT
Since it is literally impossible to drop poundage on a days notice, yet you still want to look as if you’ve “lost weight,” your best bet is to go for a decrease in circumference… through water loss. Here are foods that can help do the trick. Um… make sure you choose organic- it’s even better for you (not to mention the planet):
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“Diuretic” Foods to Encourage De-Puffing
-Dandelion leaf tea (also helps in detoxification and urinary tract infections)
High Water Foods that, yes, Help Eliminate Excess Water
Eating high water content foods is another way to increase the elimination of excess fluid retention. I know, counter-intuitive:
-Tomatoes (also aid metabolism)
UP YOUR POTASSIUM
Potassium-rich foods actually counterbalance the puffing qualities of salt and alcohol, acting as a mild diuretic. Here’s a list of potassium-rich foods that you should slip into your diet right now.
-Beets and Beet greens