What is the Flat Belly Diet?

The flat belly diet is based on eating certain foods to banish belly fat. It promises weight loss of up to 15 pounds in 32 days. It is a Mediterranean-style diet consisting of 1,600 calories a day, limiting your intake of red meat to only once a month. The secret ingredient in this diet is monounsaturated fat, which is found in olives, avocados, nuts and even dark chocolate.

Before starting the 28-day plan, you go on a 1,200-1,400 calorie four day jump-start diet. This will decrease your bloating and get you in the mindset of a healthier eating lifestyle. During this four day period you will drink 2-liters of what is called "sassy water". This is a blend of cucumber, citrus, spices, and herbs. It is also suggested that you eat every four hours, consuming 400 calories at each meal.

What do you eat on the Flat Belly Diet?

On the flat belly diet you will be consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seeds, beans, lean protein, while limiting red meat to only once a month. You will need to include your monounsaturated fat in every meal. You can also enjoy a snack while on this diet.

What foods do you avoid for a Flat Belly?

During the flat belly diet you want to cut down on your salt intake whether you're putting it on yourself at the dinner table, or using it in seasonings. Also check your labels some processed foods have high sodium counts. Stay clear of excess carbohydrates or bulky raw foods. Eat your vegetables cooked rather than raw, it will take up less room in your tummy. Also minimize gassy foods broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onion, peppers, and citrus fruits. Chewing gum makes you swallow air, which will cause pressure and bloating.

Who does best on the Flat Belly Diet?

This diet is supposedly for anyone with belly fat. You will need to change your eating habits. Although exercise is not required it is encouraged to help lose weight, tone, and tighten your body.



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