Time for a two-piece? No need to starve. Just munch daily on these eats to look and feel your best.
By Linda Wasmer Andrews
To banish bloatReach for Calcium-packed foods
How much 1,000 milligrams calcium
Researchers aren't sure why, but consuming high-calcium foods before you bare (nearly) all may help deflate PMS puffiness as well as the bloat that results from eating salty foods, says Toby Smithson, R.D., a spokeswoman in Waukegan, Illinois, for the American Dietetic Association. PMS bloating may occur when levels of calcium and vitamin D-which can fluctuate during your cycle-are low. To hit the RDA, try combos of 1 cup lowfat milk (290 mg calcium), 8 ounces lowfat plain yogurt (415 mg calcium) and 2 1/2 oz lowfat cheddar (295 mg calcium).
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To fight fatReach for Almonds
How much 1/4 cup
A delicious way to whittle your middle? Nosh on nuts! Research shows that when almonds replace less healthful foods, dieters can lose more weight and Read More »from Swim suit snacks: The right foods to munch on to look your best in a bikini