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Article – The Flat Belly Diet May Be One Of The Best Diets Ever!
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Sick of carrying around extra pounds? Its time to get rid of them, using the all-new Flat Belly Diet. This new diet may be one of the best diets of all time, as it is easy to follow, healthy, and a plan that you can follow the rest of your life.
You may have heard about it on Good Morning America. Or, a friend may already be raving about it. It's the amazing new diet called the "Flat Belly Diet". The reason you've heard about it is because ... it works! Even better, it's simple and easy to follow. What better way to lose the extra pounds you gained over the Holidays?
The diet was created by the folks at Prevention Magazine. It was created by Prevention magazine's Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello and Nutrition Editor Cynthia Sass. A number of dieters have raved about the diet. For example, one 46 year old lost twelve pounds in just over a month ... and over 11 inches!
The mantra of the Flat Belly Diet is "A MUFA at every meal". What's a "MUFA" you ask?
A MUFA (MOO-fah) is a term that nutritionists have used for years. It's an acronym for "monounsaturated fatty acid" ... the "good" kind of fat. A MUFA is a type of heart-healthy, disease-fighting, "good" fat found in foods like almonds, peanut butter, olive oil, avocado, even chocolate. MUFAs are an unsaturated fat, and have the exact opposite effect of the unhealthy saturated and trans fats you've heard about in the news. According to exciting new research, MUFAs can actually help you lose weight, specifically around your middle.
According to the folks at Prevention Magazine, a number of
studies have shown that a diet rich in MUFAs is linked to a
reduction in LDL cholesterol, the kind that clogs up
arteries, and a boost in HDL, the kind that sweeps
cholesterol out of the arteries and clears it from the body.
They can also lower the risk of heart disease
and improve insulin.
But that's not all. Not only are MUFAs healthy, but they are also satisfying and delicious in and of themselves. Eating a MUFA with every meal makes sure that you are satisfied, healthy, and don't feel deprived in this diet. Foods packed with MUFAs include delicious foods such as olive oil (use it as a delicious salad dressing), chocolate chips (dessert on a diet? Yes!) These delicious foods (and many others) are what make the Flat Belly Diet different. This is a diet everyone can stick to, and see awesome results.
Here's a brief overview of what the diet involves:
- Start with a Four-Day Anti-Bloat Jumpstart, and add
- A daily dose of Sassy Water and
- A Mind Trick at every meal plus
- A Four-Week Eating Plan, comprised of
- Three 400-calorie meals a day of your choice and
- One 400-calorie Snack Pack of your choice and
- One daily Core Confidence reflection
- An Optional Exercise Program, plus
The foundation for a way of life you can continue for decades.
The Flat Belly diet centers around five foods that have these good fats in them naturally and those five food groups are oils, chocolate, nuts and seeds, olives, and avocados. You simply need to eat one serving from any of these groups at a meal. All meals should be around 400 calories, enough to curb your hunger but not to stuff yourself. This diet will give you energy and will melt off the stubborn belly fat.
One of the key features of the Flat Belly Diet is its flexibility. The meals and foods have been selected to accommodate our hectic lives. If you are short on time, you can easily assemble healthy and delicious meals without breaking your diet. Many of the meals require little or no cooking. Other meals are more complex and can be enjoyed by the whole family or even guests on special occasions. You can even get creative. If you don't like a suggested meal, mix and match other meals. Flexibility is one reason why this diet is one of the best diets ever!