While looking fit and trim may be a challenge, it’s certainly far from impossible. In fact, with the right adjustments to your diet, you can enjoy a toned body in just six weeks.

Where do you start? What kind of changes do you need to make in order to achieve the desired result? It’s all about the foods you eat.

By sticking to these dietary recommendations, you stand a great chance at hitting your target:

1. Avoid belly bloaters. Perhaps one of the quickest ways to skim some of that belly fat is to avoid belly bloaters. That’s right, within a matter of days, your puffy tummy can start to look like a washboard!

* Carbonated beverages cause bloating because of the air component. Give them a break while on your body toning mission.

* Vegetables like broccoli, asparagus and cabbage have excellent nutritional value. But due to a sugar property known as raffinose, they remain undigested until they get to the large intestine. As a result, they also contribute to bloating.

* Hard candy and chewing gum increase the amount of air you take in. More air usually means bloating, which you don’t want. Plus, candy gives you extra unwanted calories anyway!

* Dairy products can cause terrible bloating, especially if you’re allergic to lactose. For the next six weeks, avoid dairy products. You can enjoy many of the same benefits from other foods.

2. Increase fiber intake. Fibrous foods are excellent at helping you to shed an unwanted bulge. Because fiber is lower-calorie, yet dense, you tend to feel fuller longer. Additionally, fiber does a good job of expelling toxins from your system. This takes place while indigestible fiber moves through your body.

* Most vegetables and fruits with skin are good sources of fiber. Try to have between 5 and 6 servings of vegetables and fruits per day.

* Whole grain products like oatmeal and quinoa are also great sources of fiber.

3. Skip the sugar. Sugar is notorious for causing weight gain due to its ability to rapidly convert to fat when stored.

* Sugary foods have higher calories. They’re also easier to indulge in because they’re so tasty! But consuming excess sugar can result in weight gain of a pound or more each week, while contributing absolutely no nutritional value.

4. Skimp on the salt. Excess sodium is usually linked to health conditions like hypertension. However, salt also plays a part in your weight loss regimen.

* Consumption of excess salt results in fluid retention. Try not to exceed 2,300 mg of salt per day. It’s pretty easy to gauge that. Processed food labels show sodium content, and you can control how much salt you put in your meals.

Slim down the right way by eating healthier foods and eliminating fat producing foods. Once you’re able to make these diet changes, you’ll be on your way to a toned body.

Of course, a solid workout regimen won’t hurt in the process! Combine your new diet with enough cardio and strength training to achieve maximum results. In just 6 weeks, you’ll be happily admiring your new reflection in the mirror!