The Monday Dieter Instructions: The One Week Flat Belly No-Bloat Plan

Get rid of your bloat with this easy seven day plan.

The Monday Dieter Instructions: The One Week Flat Belly No-Bloat Plan

Nutritionist Maya Feller developed this plan that will have you feeling less bloated and help you lose weight in just one week. Get started on the plan this Monday by following these simple instructions.

More: Dr. Oz's Diet Guide


Eliminate FODMAP Foods

Foods that contain FODMAPs are sweets (high-fructose corn syrup, honey, and chocolate), most dairy (milk, soft cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and coconut milk), bloat-causing veggies (onions, garlic, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and mushrooms), wheat and rye breads, pastas, and rice, and any fruit with a high sugar content (avocado, apple, mango, pear, watermelon). Eliminate these FODMAP foods for the next seven days.

Watch: Is Fruit Making You Fat?

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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