What You'll Eat
Flat Belly begins with a restrictive four-day anti-bloat regimen comprised of four 300-calorie meals a day. Lots of baby carrots, cucumbers, skim milk, chicken breast, and tilapia will be on the menu. Then you’ll progress to a monthlong eating plan that calls for three 400-calorie meals and one 400-calorie snack a day. Each meal includes a precise amount of one monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), like 1 cup of soybeans, ¼ cup of semisweet chocolate chips, or 2 tablespoons of olive tapenade. Meals also emphasize lean protein, whole grains, veggies, and fruit.
Plenty of Flat Belly recipes are available online and in print. But because the diet may skimp on vitamin D and potassium, it’s worth considering ways to incorporate these nutrients into your meal. Here are a few resources:
Last updated by Angela Haupt | December 12, 2013