How to Get a Flat Stomach in 3 Days

Toned, well-defined abs will take some time to achieve, but that doesn't mean you can't have a flatter belly in just a few days simply by making some diet and lifestyle changes. Remember: This is a temporary solution and should be taken as the jump=start to a more permanent plan to keep your stomach flat and toned.

Step 1
Eliminate all foods and drinks that can cause bloating. These include carbonated beverages, foods high in fiber (such as beans) and salt. Also, avoid foods that are high in sodium, such as canned products, fast food and boxed dinners. If you are eating out, ask the cook to hold the salt, then season your dish at the table using spices and pepper.

Step 2
Eliminate all carbohydrates. Carbs can cause bloating and water retention. White flour, pastries, cereals and even fruits all contain sugars, which can work against flattening your stomach. While you can't avoid carbs forever, eliminating them for a few days will accelerate the way to a flat tummy.

Step 3
Center your meals on lean protein, with fish, turkey and chicken leading the list. They will fill you up quicker, so you end up eating less, and they cause no bloating. In the long run, proteins can actually help melt belly fat and reduce overall weight.

Step 4
Drink lots of water. If you drink less than the minimum required eight glasses a day, your body will react by retaining as much liquid as possible to keep working properly. This will result in bloating, which shows up first on the face, ankles and belly. Drink enough water, and you will flush it out almost as quickly as it goes in.

Step 5
Consider taking a natural colon cleansing product. Sold at health food stores and pharmacies, these products, usually made up of herbs, accelerate digestion and help you eliminate accumulated feces, which often cause the appearance of an enlarged stomach. Do not take chemical laxatives or stimulant drugs to clean your digestive system without talking to your doctor, as this can lead to dehydration and serious medical complications.