Top LBD-friendly Foods
If you want to fit into your dress for a big night out, amp up your
glamour and confidence by eating some of these LBD-friendly foods. The seven
foods listed below will help you to combat any bloating you’re suffering from
and they’ll also aid your digestion, so that you can look amazing in your party
dress and feel incredible.
The protein you gain from chicken will keep you feeling fuller for longer, and
lean meat such as chicken helps to stabilise your blood sugar levels. This is
great news if you want to reduce bloating and gas because often when we are
hungry we reach for carbohydrates or sugary foods; both of which contribute to
How to eat it: Have a chicken
salad, using chicken breasts, lettuce, cucumber, almonds, lemon juice, basil
and olive oil.
If you think your bloating is a result of fluid retention eat some foods that
contain high amounts of water, such as melon. Foods with high levels of water
are fantastic at reducing the symptoms of water retention and constipation
because water is a diuretic (this means it makes you pee more). The high water
content present in melon has other benefits too. Bloating can be the result of
dehydration. Therefore, by tucking into this fruit you are rehydrating
yourself, hopefully to the point that you conquer that bloat.
How to eat it: Chop up
watermelon and honeydew melon and pour over some natural yoghurt.
Although when you
are trying to fit into a dress you think you should eat less, you should
actually try to eat more. Eating little and often aids your digestion and will
therefore help you to avoid the dreaded bloat. Having a smoothie as one of your
four ‘meals’ will help you to achieve this little and often goal and will help
you achieve a flat belly for your LBD.
to eat it: Pop
two green apples, the juice of half a lemon, a handful of spinach, a carrot and
half a cup of water into a blender and blend into a tasty, healthy smoothie.
To fit into
your LBD you’ll need to reduce your sugar intake.
Vegetables are low in sugar so eating plenty of fresh veg is a good idea.
Vegetables are also beneficial because they absorb fungus such as mycotoxins
and carry them out of the body. Funguses like mycotoxin can cause
gastrointestinal problems and so getting rid of them is going to help you and
your stomach troubles.
to eat it: Have
a vegetable stir-fry, but replace the noodles with quinoa or brown rice.
If you find
that you are often bloated and uncomfortable after eating you may need to cut
down on the amount of yeast you consume. One way to do this is to swap normal
bread, which contains a lot of yeast, for soda bread, which does not contain
yeast. The fibre within soda bread will also help to relieve
constipation, which might help you to slip into your LBD with ease. Plus the
fibre within soda bread can help your body remove any waste products that are
contributing to your bloated stomach.
to eat it:
Toast soda bread and eat with vegetable soup.
an LBD friendly food for lots of reasons. Firstly, it’s high in water, which
helps combat any issues you have with water retention. Eating a dollop or two
of yoghurt before your big night out also puts good bacteria into your gut and,
in turn, this reduces the gas that you have within your body. 80 per cent of
the gas that causes bloating is the result of your digestive process and so,
understandably, anything that aids your digestive process will help to reduce
the swelling and discomfit.
to eat it: You
can eat yoghurt plain, add it to a smoothie or mix it in with oats and
Eggs are a great
source of protein, which means they will fill you up and ensure that you feel
fuller for longer. They are also an excellent food to eat before your big night
out because they contain no yeast or sugars. This is great news because both
sugars and yeast can trigger bloating and can cause problems for your
to eat it: You
could make a vegetable frittata, an omelette or have a boiled egg salad.
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