Find out how the Flat Belly Diet can help you lose 15 pounds in 32 days and learn lifetime healthy habits.
The basics of the diet are eating three meals and one snack a day each totaling 400 calories. You will eat 1600 calories daily with a Mediterranean-style eating plan and places an emphasis on eating real foods and avoiding processed ones. The key to the diet is eating a MUFA every meal. MUFA’s are monounsaturated fats found in nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, flax, avocado, and oils. In the Flat Belly Diet! book Coauthor and Registered Dietician Cynthia Sass explains, “research shows that MUFAs have health benefits and target belly fat. They also help control satiety, so by adding in one MUFA at meals and snacks it is easier to stick with the plan and lose belly fat.”
FOUR DAY KICK START
The first four days on the plan are an anti-bloat jumpstart period designed to kick start the diet. During these four days, dieters eat 1200-1400 calories from a specialized list and drink 2 liters of sassy water daily (see recipe below). After the four days, dieters move onto the 1600 calorie meal plans. Try our 40 fresh fruit water recipes to help you with hydration while on the rest of this diet.
Exercise is optional on the Flat Belly Diet but it is encouraged. Their website recommends 30 minutes of exercise three to five days a week with a combination of cardio, strength training, and stretching.
The Flat Belly Diet is based on healthy principles and creating habits that will last long after the 32 days have ended. Be wary not to over eat. Nuts, seeds, and the other MUFAs contain many calories dieters must not over indulge on them.
8 ½ cups water
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 leaves spearmint
Combine all ingredients in a large Ice and Fruit Pitcher, let it sit overnight, drink all the water in one day.