Consumption of sodium results in excess water retention which could lead to bloating and discomfort. You need to aim to consume less than 1500 mg of salt per day. All processed foods contain sodium so your first step should be to cut out on all packaged food items to automatically reduce sodium intake. These foods include cereal, baked goods, cheese, lunch meats, canned soups, frozen veggies, sliced bread, canned vegetables or beans. Apart from being used for flavour, salt is also a preservative which is why processed foods are rich in salt. Foods such as wild rice, quinoa, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, freshly caught seafood, salads, eggs, unsalted nuts and seeds are what you can consume instead of processed food.
4. Cut carbs in your diet
You can lose up to 2 kg simply by reducing carbs in your diet because each pound of carbs that is stored in your body contains about 3-5 pounds of water packed into it. So if you don’t consume too many carbs for two days, the carbs that are already stored in your body will burn up for energy as will the water packed in it. You can eat fruits and vegetables to help your body reduce the water weight from carbs for two days. For example, eat salads instead of sandwiches and avoid breads, pastas and other products with refined grain. Studies have proven that if you maintain a low-carb diet for just three days a week, it can not only help you lose weight but also maintain it better.
5. Consume a fiber-filled breakfast
Fibre helps food to keep moving through your digestive track. It also pushed waste out of your system. Your breakfast for the two days could be foods rich in fiber such as quinoa, oatmeal, low-fat Greek yogurt, unsalted nuts, whole fruits or a vegetable omelet. You need to ensure to consume your breakfast, which is the most important meal of your day, within 90 minutes of waking up. You need to aim to consume between 300-600 calories during breakfast. For this, you will be required to consume around 25 to 30 grams of fibre per day. You could also consume some leafy greens for breakfast for some added nutrition in your diet. The combination of oatmeal, yogurt and fruit in a smoothie could make for a healthy breakfast rich in fiber.