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Flatter Tummy

Everyone wants a flatter, toned tummy – try these 10 Fit Tips to help you get what you want.


Set aside the salt shaker: too much salt is bad for blood pressure your heart. It also increases water retention, so it can leave you feeling bloated and weighed down.

Step away from the booze: alcohol is full of empty calories and causes tummy bloat.

Don’t skip meals: you might think that you’re helping your weight loss goals, but if you miss out on breakfast, your body registers famine and hangs on to its fat stores and this definitely doesn’t help your waistline!

The goodness of greens: veggies like kale, spinach and broccoli can help reduce bloating, reduce trapped wind and improve bowel function.

Slow down and eat mindfully: not chewing your food properly can cause a build-up of air that leads to too much gas in the intestine. Meals should be relaxing and enjoyable. Try to sit for at least 20 minutes rather than bolting food.

Bacteria can be good: natural yoghurt contains helpful live bacteria, which can help to aid digestion and relieve bloating. Why not enjoy it with your morning granola or muesli?

Have a cuppa: peppermint and ginger and are great for reducing bloat. A relaxing green tea in the morning can boost metabolism or why not treat yourself to a soothing peppermint tea in the afternoon instead of coffee or tea.

Snack on pears: instead of chocolate or biscuits, snack on a pear. Pears are high in fibre, leave you full for longer and are a diuretic, fending off water retention. The great news is that this will keep your waistline slim.

Stay hydrated: replace bloating fizzy drinks and dehydrating teas and coffees with the ultimate hydrator – lovely, refreshing water.

Try fermented foods: fermented foods are real trend at the moment! The great news is that they are full of beneficial bacteria and very good for the digestive system and gut. Nice things to try are dishes like sauerkraut, ukamiso and kimchi.

Combine these tips with our own Healthy Eating Plan and your personal exercise program, worked out by our fitness specialists at Yeovil Personal Fitness Club and you will soon see some fantastic results.

Call us today on 01935 706059 to see how we can help you.


Ivan Smith I had never been to a gym before so it was important to find a club that was friendly and welcoming, YPFC fits the bill perfectly. Key objectives of weight loss and blood pressure reduction are being met. I look forward to every visit.
Ivan Smith