The Flat Belly Diet was written by Liz Vaccariello, the editor of Prevention Magazine in conjunction with Cynthia Sass, a nutrition editor at Prevention and a Registered Dietician. The premise behind the flat belly diet is to eat a sensible diet which averages out to be approximately 1600 calories per day of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and a limited amount of meat. This diet is very similar to the Mediterranean diet.
The central premise of the diet is that of Monounsaturated Fatty Acids – MUFA for short. The claim is that this type of fatty acid is supposed to be good for heart health and will help to reduce cholesterol levels as well as promoting weight loss. The Flat Belly Diet calls for a MUFA food at every meal. So now you are asking what types of foods have MUFA? Foods that are rich in this are olive oil, sunflower oil, flax oil, avocado, nuts and seeds. MUFA is even found in chocolate. The diet boasts of being able to achieve weight loss especially around the abdomen and love handles area of the body where most women and some men tend to gain weight especially after the age of 40.
The program consists of a book which gives the reader a step by step diet plan as well as an exercise plan to work into the daily routine in order to achieve the best weight loss results. There is also an online membership that can be purchased which helps to give dieters more information, tips, support from the authors of the book as well as other people who are on the program at the same time, and lists of foods and tasty recipes that can be utilized on the program. There is a fitness section for members as well. The website states that this program is optional and that the dieter will lose belly fat whether they use the exercise program or not. They do say that the average person sees quicker results by incorporating both things in the program at the same time. The site offers new members a trial period for three months free membership in order to try out the site for support and information.
The Flat Belly Diet was launched on Good Morning America earlier this year. The diet site boasts of that these types of results can be attained by anyone who adheres to the diet and the suggestions in the book.
Lose up to 15 pounds in 32 days
Trim off up to 12 inches in body fat
Tighten, tone and flatten your tummy
Look and feel sexier
This diet is suggested for healthy individuals who want to reduce their risk of cardiac and heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol as well as lose weight.
Persons who have any type of chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease should consult with a medical professional before starting this or any weight loss program in order to be sure that this program is safe for them to go through.