Prevention magazine is the country''s most authoritative, trustworthy, and innovative source for practical health, nutrition, and fitness information. Now, its editors bring you a weight-loss plan that''s specifically designed to target your number-one trouble spot: BELLY FAT.
For women over 40, belly fat is incredibly stealth and incredibly stubborn. It''s also the most deadly, contributing to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and chronic illness than any other type of fat on your body. Finally, science has helped uncover a key dietary weapon in the fight against belly fat. Monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, help dieters lose more weight--in their bellies specifically--and keep it off longer.
Flat Belly Diet! will lead you step by step, day by day, meal by meal toward a flatter belly...and a longer, healthier life.
If you’ve ever struggled with stubborn belly fat, you’ll be pleased to discover the acclaimed new Flat Belly Diet. The Flat Belly Diet is a breakthrough new diet book written by Prevention magazine's Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello with additional nutritional information provided by registered dietitian Cynthia Sass (Prevention's Nutrition Editor).
The diet’s focus is on “Monounsaturated Fatty Acids”, or MUFAs for short, which are found in foods rich in certain oils, like nuts, olives, avocado, and dark chocolate. The Flat Belly Diet explains that “visceral fat” (inner body fat that surrounds the organs) is the most dangerous kind of fat for your health, and tends to settle around the belly area. By following a diet high in MUFAs, this specific visceral fat can be targeted giving you a flatter, slimmer stomach and decreasing health risks associated with dangerous visceral fat.
Some appealing parts of the Flat Belly Diet include the fact that exercise, though encouraged, is not mandatory; choosing the right meal plans alone can allow you to loose stomach fat! Secondly, the recommended foods are filling, and tasty! Olives, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, dark chocolate, almonds, and other tasty treats are incorporated into every meal. The diet provides delicious, creative Mediterranean-style meals that are flavorful and easy to make. It also includes a recipe for “Sassy water”, a delicious blend of water with cucumbers, spearmint, and ginger that’s both refreshing and helps to keep your tummy feeling full, especially during the initial 4-day “anti-bloat” portion of the diet.
Because this diet is easy to follow, doesn’t require a vigorous exercise plan, and doesn’t demand an extreme calorie reduction, it may well be the lifestyle change that you can easily stick with to keep the pounds off and stay healthy! The book sprinkles success stories throughout to keep you motivated, and there is an online program if you need support from other dieters. All in all, this could be the diet you’ve been waiting for to lose that stubborn fat for good, and take your life from flab to fab!
- Jessica, Tower Pulse
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The Flat Belly Diet is an easy, healthy way to lose weight, especially around
the belly. This is one diet thats not about starving yourself, but about
choosing specific foods that contain the right ingredients for a flat tummy!
"MUFAs" are the secret- they are specific kinds of fats found in foods like
olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados. The Flat Belly Diet incorporates a "MUFA"
into every meal, and the best thing about this diet is that "MUFAs" are so
delicious! Its a lot like a Mediterranean diet, I eat tons of olives, almonds,
olive oil, avocados, which are among my favorite foods. So far Ive lost 17
pounds in the past 2 months, and I have way more confidence and energy which
makes it easier and more fun to get out and exercise. Exercise is not a
requirement of the diet, which I liked about it because its hard for me to find
the time and energy for a consistent exercise plan, but now I just feel so great
that I find time to go for long walks, and just generally get off my butt. Ive
even been going dancing!! This diet doesnt seem groundbreaking, just easy, and
it works! Try it, I did, and I feel great!