The 10-Day Tummy Tox Plan

Ditch constipation and bloat for good with this detox plan.

The 10-Day Tummy Tox Plan

If you are tired of living with constipation, digestive issues, bloat, and gassiness, this is the detox for you. Weight-loss expert and nutritionist J.J. Smith has come up with tried-and-true tips to help you look and feel your best. With easy-to-make recipes and simple tweaks to your daily routine, you can be on your way to living life without feeling sluggish, irritable, and uncomfortable. Print the cheat sheet to reference throughout the detox period and keep reading for the entire plan.

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Enjoy Lean Protein and Fennel Tea for Dinner

For the last meal of the day, you want to avoid sugary carbohydrates that can cause insulin spikes and instead stick to lean protein. Choose from chicken, turkey, salmon, or any other protein you enjoy to end the day on a high note and keep bloat at bay. Once you’re done with your meal, sip on a cup of freshly brewed fennel tea. Fennel is known as a digestive tract savior. The seeds have a compound that promotes digestive wellness, allowing gas to pass and relieving bloating.

Watch: The 10-Day Tummy Tox Dinner Plan

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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