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.

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