Consider reducing your intake of salt as it can play a role in making you appear bigger than you actually are. Cut down on salt and look slim!

According to WebMD, excess salt in an individual’s diet can lead to gastrointestinal bloating as salt makes us retain water. You may thus want to avoid consuming too many salty foods before getting ready to attend a function especially if you will be wearing skin tight clothing and want to look slim.

Too much salt in one’s diet can also lead to more serious health conditions, such as hypertension. Be sure to check food labels for salt content before purchasing and over indulging in them. Remember that salt may also be known by other names such as sodium.

Similarly, consider cutting down on the number of takeaways that you purchase, especially if you buy them very often. Most takeaways consist of deep fried foods to which salt is often generously added. So cutting down on takeaways can help you to reduce your intake of salt too.

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a healthy, salt free meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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Your dietitian may also be able to advise you on other ways to prepare meals using less salt, so feel free to ask him or her any questions that you may have in this regard.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.