Is there more to a bloated belly than meets the eye? The recipe for a flatter stomach just became a whole lot easier to follow thanks to this e-guide...

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The road to a flatter tummy can often prove to be a bumpy one. A perplexing quest we know only too well, in our experience it seems that the emphasis nowadays can veer more towards what it looks like on the outside than examining what’s going on on the inside. Thankfully though, this is where this e-guide comes in.

Written by Nicole Maree, one of the masterminds behind the world-renowned Kayla Itsines recipe guides, this belly blitzing handbook delves deeper into all manner of tummy-friendly (or unfriendly topics as the case may be) in a level of detail that we don’t often see.

Inspired by her own difficulties with food, intolerances and ill health, Nicole provides a multi-faceted approach to the topic, making for filling and informative food for thought. “I have been waiting for the day where I could share my story. Where I would be healthy enough to truly help others,” she says. “For years I felt totally alone with my battles. I was desperate for help and couldn’t find the solution for my body anywhere. Now that I have found what works for me, I want to share some tips with you. It is my mission to make sure you feel supported.”

Here’s why we reckon it should be your next e-book download...

What is it?

A 261 page health and nutrition £15 guide written by Nicole and a whole host of contributors, from nutritionists to doctors, herbalists to naturopaths.

Who is it for?

Those who want more than just a flat stomach. Plus, if you feel like you’ve tried everything going to reduce your waistline and feel like nothing’s worked, this page-turner pretty much leaves no rock unturned. Written with wit, depth and a sense of humour to make it all the more relatable, you’ll leave with not only a greater understanding of the inner workings of your stomach, but also a greater appreciation of the overall health boosting powers of your gut.

What’s the main message?

That there may be more complicated problems behind a bloated belly. From digestive problems to diarrhoea to IBS, all tummy topics are explored in a great level of detail to help explain, pinpoint and shed light on the particular problem you may be experiencing. Although thorough, it’s clear in its instructions to use it as a guide and as an opportunity to experiment and see what works for you and you alone. It refreshingly doesn’t adopt a one-size-fits-all mentality with the emphasis clearly placed on listening to your body and adapting its guidance to what fits your particular needs.

What will I learn?

That it isn’t all about getting a six-pack, but rather getting a healthier, happier stomach. Such nuggets of nutrition know-how include how to increase the good bacteria in your gut, the ingredients to avoid and embrace and when to see your doctor, all explained in a frank, honest and hugely enjoyable way (look no further than the colourful diagrams in the ‘Tummy Tantrums’ section).

Any final takeaways?

This is not your run-of-the-mill flat tummy plan - it’s actually so much more. From the food you eat to the environment that you live in to your lifestyle, it makes for an incredibly interesting all-encompassing read. Plus, its self-love section adds an extra element to it that drives home the message that the pressure to have an impressive set of abs should in no way impede your overall feeling of self-worth. A great overall message when it comes to re-educating both the body and mind if you ask us.

The Tummy Tamer by Nicole Maree, £15.  Visit our e-guide marketplace here to download it straight to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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