Slim, Heal, and Beautify Yourself from the Inside Out

10 foods to eat (and avoid) that affect your belly-bloat plus 16 herbs and spices that’ll burn your belly fat fast.

You know that belly fat you just can’t seem to lose, even when you’re at your ideal weight? This isn’t about losing that belly fat — although you will. You know those skinny jeans you desperately want to get into by this Saturday? This isn’t about dropping weight fast — although you will.

The 10-Day Belly Slimdown isn’t a gimmicky diet. It’s a proven eating strategy. It’s not just about dropping belly weight fast. It’s about feeling lighter and younger and healthier. It’s about treating your body with the care it deserves so you can live your best life.

Here’s a quick glance to give you an idea of how simple and easy Dr. Kellyann Petrucci’s plan is. At the core is bone broth which isn’t surprising considering she’s the author of the bestselling book Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet.

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PHASE 1: ‘Broth Burning” – from Wake Up Time ‘Til Noon

Nothing but bone broth and unsweetened black coffee, unsweetened tea, or lemon water.


PHASE 2: A Slimming Shake – Between Noon and 1:00 pm

A shake made with protein/collagen powder, non-starchy vegetables, and healthy fat (like avocado, coconut oil, nuts).


PHASE 3: “Broth Loading” – Afternoon and Evening till 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm

Nothing but bone broth with leafy vegetables and healthy fat added.


PHASE 4: A “Slim Plate” meal – between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Includes protein, one serving of healthy fat, and probiotic foods (sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles). You’ll consume nothing for the rest of the day except tea, coffee, water, or bone broth.

So . . . this might sound torturous at first glance. It’s actually not. Bone broth is surprisingly filling and Dr. Kellyann includes delish recipes for bone broth and slim plate meals. She also recommends some quick exercises that target your belly, take just minutes a day, and are easy to do at home.

The goal is to heal your gut and reset your metabolism, not by starving yourself but by filling your body with healthy, simple, unprocessed foods that will leave you feeling lighter. But whether you try the 10-Day Belly Slimdown or not, we want to share a few juicy tips from Dr. Kellyann that’ll be helpful no matter what.

First, the food you need to avoid and the food you need to eat to banish the bloat.

10 Belly Bloaters to Avoid

  1. Beans
  2. Bubbly alcohol drinks (beer, champagne) and mixers (seltzer, sparkling water)
  3. Dairy foods
  4. Gluten-containing grains
  5. High-salt foods
  6. Artificial sweeteners
  7. Soft drinks
  8. Sugar/high-fructose corn syrup
  9. Sugar-loaded fruits (apples, pears)
  10. Very high-fiber veggies (good for you, but go easy on them)

10 Awesome Bloat Busters

  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocado
  3. Bone Broth
  4. Cayenne Pepper
  5. Celery
  6. Cucumbers
  7. Fermented foods (sauerkraut, kimchi)
  8. Ginger
  9. Green Tea
  10. Lemon

And next, the herbs and spices that’ll ramp up your fat burning. Add them to your diet as much as you can!

Slim-Gestion Herbs and Spices

Anti-inflammatory, reduces water retention and bloating, helps the body deal with stress

Black Pepper
Piperine in black pepper may help block the formation of new fat cells

Increases body heat and speeds up metabolism, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant

Helps shrink fatty tissue and lower blood-fat levels

Cilantro and Coriander
Antioxidant-rich and may help reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol

Helps regulate blood glucose levels, reducing cravings

Helps reduce blood sugar and improve digestion

One teaspoon can help you burn up to three times more body fat

Fennel Seeds
Natural diuretic and digestive aid

Helps burn belly fat, reduces LDL cholesterol, reduces damage from free radicals

Anti-inflammatory, gut soother, increases body heat

Green Tea
Loaded with antioxidants, reduces the amount of fat your body absorbs when you eat.

One teaspoon can boost metabolism by up to 25% for hours after eating

Full of vitamin C, boosts the immune system, anti-inflammatory

Contributes to weight loss and lower body fat, lowers insulin resistance

White Pepper
Combines active ingredients and effects of black pepper and turmeric





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