Dr Oz: The One Week Flat Belly No-Bloat Diet Plan
Have you ever eaten just about all there is to munch on in your fridge on a Sunday night while declaring that Monday would be the day your diet begins? If so, you’re certainly not alone. You likely even started strong on Monday, but ended up right back where you started by Tuesday. Dr Oz was thrilled to kick off a new series called Monday Dieter. Every Monday he would share a brand new plan to keep viewers motivated and on track. He was kicking it all off with his One Week Flat Belly No-Bloat Plan.
The mastermind behind the diet is dietitian Maya Feller. In Maya’s opinion, Mondays are best because of the idea of starting the week off fresh. You can put the weekend behind you and focus on the next seven days. She believes her plan will get to the root cause of your bloat.
Dr Oz: Do FODMAPs Make You Bloated?
Maya explained that research has found that while some people may have chosen to give up gluten entirely in hopes it will improve their gut health, there are actually specific carbohydrates that can cause gut distention, or bloating. Those are called FODMAPs which stands for fermentable oligosaccharides disaccharides monosaccharides and polls. Now that’s a mouthful! Essentially, they are a class of carbohydrates that cause bloating and discomfort in some people.
Dr Oz: FODMAP Diet Fights Bloating
The first part of the plan is to remove FODMAP foods for the next seven days. You want to get rid of sweets which includes high fructose corn syrup, honey, and chocolate. You may also want to take a close look at foods that are high in lactose. Try eliminating milk, yogurt, soft cheeses, ice cream, and even coconut. Then, you’ll want to avoid vegetables that cause bloating. Those include asparagus, onion, mushroom, cabbage, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli.
Wheat could also be a source of bloating, so for a week you may want to try giving up wheat bread and wheat pasta but you can still enjoy brown rice. High sugar fruits are also high FODMAP foods, so you’ll want to avoid avocado, apples, watermelon, and pear.
Dr Oz introduced Crystal, Shannon, and Linda who each tried the Flat-Belly, No-Bloat Plan and were thrilled to reveal their results. They admitted the diet was hard in the beginning but they loved their results.
Dr Oz: One Week No Bloat Plan
Dr Oz wanted to make it clear that the foods they were talking about aren’t bad foods, but for some people, eating too much of them at the wrong times can cause uncomfortable bloating. He further explained, with an example, that some foods will drag extra water along with them inside the body during digestion, filling your gut with water. The bacteria inside the water then travels into the intestines where it gets trapped. When the gas gets trapped, it causes severe bloating.