Here’s a typical day of meals on the Abs Diet:
Banana split smoothie (banana, low-fat vanilla yogurt, orange juice concentrate, skim or 1 percent milk, whey powder)
1 ounce almonds
4 ounces cantaloupe
Hot tuna on whole-wheat English muffin (chopped celery, onion, reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, reduced-fat cottage cheese, water-packed tuna, reduced-fat mayonnaise, lemon juice)
3 slices deli roast beef
1 large orange
Chili con turkey (ground turkey, diced tomatoes, black beans, whole-kernel sweet corn, dried chili mix, ground flaxseed, cooked rice)
Chocolate pudding milkshake (skim milk, vanilla ice cream, Jell-O sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix)
Here’s a breakdown of the nutritional content of a typical day on the Abs Diet, alongside recommendations from the government’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Diet figures were calculated by U.S. News using ESHA Food Processor software.
|Saturated||8.7%||Less than 10%|
(total except as noted)
19-30: 28 g.
31-50: 25 g.
51+: 22 g.
19-30: 34 g.
31-50: 31 g.
51+: 28 g.
|Sodium||2,200 mg.||Under 2,300 mg., under 1,500 mg. for 51+|
|Potassium||2,398 mg.||At least 4,700 mg.|
19-50: 1,000 mg.
51+: 1,200 mg.
|Vitamin B-12||5 mcg.||2.4 mcg.|
|Vitamin D||7 mcg.||15 mcg.|
Recommendations apply to adults 19 and older except as noted. Recommended calories assume a sedentary lifestyle. g.: grams. mg.: milligrams. mcg.: micrograms. Because of rounding, protein, fat, and carbohydrate content may not add up to 100 percent.
Last updated by Angela Haupt | January 02, 2013
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