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Flat Belly Diet!: A Flat Belly is about Food & Attitude. (Not a Single Crunch Required) [Kindle Edition]

Cynthia Sass , Liz Vaccariello , David L. Katz
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Book Description

Join the million-plus people who have found the answer to losing their belly fat while eating satisfying and delicious foods.

With the Flat Belly Diet you can:

*Lose inches in just 4 days

*Drop up to 15 pounds in 32 days

*Boost your energy as the weight falls off!

Prevention, America's most trusted healthy-living magazine, presents the New York Times-bestseller Flat Belly Diet in paperback--now with a new foreword by Dr. David L. Katz describing new research about the many health and weight loss benefits of this amazing eating plan. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Seared Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa, Slow Cooker Chili, and Pumpkin-Maple Cheesecake--and you will lose belly inches and greatly enhance your likelihood of living a longer and healthier life.



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From the Back Cover

Join the million-plus people who have found the answer to losing their belly fat while eating satisfying and delicious foods.


With the Flat Belly Diet you can:


    Lose inches in just 4 days


    Drop up to 15 pounds in 32 days


    Boost your energy as the weight falls off

    !


Prevention, America's most trusted healthy-living magazine, presents the New York Times-bestseller Flat Belly Diet in mass market--now with a new foreword by Dr. David L. Katz describing new research about the many health and weight loss benefits of this amazing eating plan. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Seared Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa, Slow Cooker Chili, and Pumpkin-Maple Cheesecake--and you will lose belly inches and greatly enhance your likelihood of living a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Liz Vaccariello is senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Prevention, the #1 healthy lifestyle magazine brand with nearly 11 million readers. Vaccariello regularly appears on Today and Good Morning America. She's also been featured on The Biggest Loser, Rachael Ray, the Early Show, and The View.


Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Prevention's former nutrition director, has more than 15 years of experience helping people lose weight.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3982 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale; 1st edition (December 22, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0015DYLGA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,396 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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374 of 392 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The visceral fat (belly fat) properties of MUFAs have been featured on Dr. Oz. For a recap of the show go to the fan page called drozfans. This recaps each show. He did a game as to which item burned belly fat (such as prunes or olives?) the answer was of course always the MUFAS. When this book came out there were few studies on MUFAs and old school docs scoffed. Now after numerous studies it is accepted science in medical journals and, yes, even on the Dr. Oz show. While this already has a great rating and almost 300 reviews I know that one more positive won't change that...but knowing the science behind it and how it blew my mind in my own fast weight loss, there is no doubt I'm adding my positive review to the pile.

First off, I study the major medical changes in diets. That means, I scoff at the "university studies" you see in the news or magazines with "shocking" news that was only done in limited time on a limited number of people, not using things like a hyperbolic chamber to measure caloric expenditure etc. Some diet news is simply not regulated and only done to MAKE the news.

However, there are other medical studies that are accepted as fact and have changed dieting as well as updated medical journals of physicians...because they are done as long as an 8 year study with almost a thousand people or with major medical controlled studies at, for example, Johns Hopkins University.

These I discuss with clients and these go into the medical journal as fact and working.

And this book took ALL of them into each meal.

I am small, I work out often, I have never been able to go over 1,300 calories per day however when I want to lose weight. And I'm always hungry...
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90 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a fab diet July 2, 2011
By fifi
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really liked this book and diet. I am 37, exercise 5 times a week (an hour each time) and still couldn't loose my muffin top... so I decided to try this diet. I have now been on it 3 weeks and have lost 6 lbs and and inch off my waist. True, this diet does adhere to the things you should be sticking to anyway... portion control, more vegetables and whole grains. But I think where it is really successful is educating you on all the sodium in foods; especially processed. This is a "low sodium" diet and I can tell you from experience the anti bloating really has made a difference for me. You could also describe it as more of a "natural diet".. or maybe "Mediterannean" diet is a better word.. getting rid of all that processed crap available in stores that say it's lo-cal/low fat but full of other stuff you shouldn't really be eating anyway (like sodium).

They do recommend some brands of things that are hard to find, but it tells you in the book how to substitute as long as it has similar ingredients and calories. The diet can be a little pricey to start with... lots of nuts and so forth.. but they last a long time so your not buying them every week. I purchased mine at BJ's and Trader Joes where they are cheaper. I'm sure if you stopped buying all the other stuff (chips, dips,sauces, etc) the cost would probably even out.
I find this diet is really successful for me because it's not very restrictive, so I know I can stick to it and really simple to follow.

If you are considering buying this book, I found the pocket book a bit more helpful with the food menu's, recipes and shopping. The cookbook is also good. So maybe just get this one from the library and actually buy the pocket guide.
It worked for me anyway... hope you found this helpful.

PS.
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80 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 63 yr old grandfather March 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am 63 yrs old and grandfather of 6 soon to be 7 grandchildren. I am in the best physical condition of my life due to this diet and regular "hard" excercise. I lost 15 pounds in 30 days, 10 pounds in the first 4 days! This diet is the answer for me as to how exactly to change my eating habits and eating lifestyle in a way that will not leave me hungry for the food or other items that made me overweight. The most remarkable results were my blood test after the 30 days. My total Cholesterol is 140 which is the lowest in my life! All the other results were also the best, my good cholesterol was up, bad Cholesterol down and triglicerides the lowest ever. I and my doctor are elated over these results. If you are borderline dieabetic as I am or have high Cholesterol as I did you must follow this diet to correct it. you'll be amazed how good the food is and will not miss the bad stuff you are eating now. This will show you how to replace the bad fat with good fat and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's never to late to start so do it now, I guarentee this diet works. Thank you,
Mike
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am impressed! September 13, 2011
By J. Cain
Format:Paperback
Let me first say I am not a yo-yo or fad dieter, and I don't eat poorly by most people's standards (I don't do fast food, I favor cooking from scratch over a box, and I do eat veggies). However, after 35, it became increasingly difficult to lose weight. Add to that a medication that's known to increase weight and a hobby of dabbling in gourmet cooking and I was staring down a problem. After getting fed up with buying increasingly larger clothing sizes, I went in search of a GOOD diet - not a lose-all-the-weight-in-a-day diet, not a you-can-never-eat-pizza-again diet - a realistic diet that also made nutritional sense. I found this book and began researching reviews etc. I finally committed to this diet and am so far THRILLED that I did. Here's why ...

First, I have lost some weight. In the first 30 days I lost 5 of the 20 pounds I want to lose. Earth shattering? No. But again, I'm looking for steady and realistic, and that's what I've seen. In the past, my scale would give me slightly different readings every morning - call it water weight, too much dessert the night before, whatever. Now, my weight is spot-on consistent every single day until it drops a half pound and so on. This diet has done more for me than just help me lose 5 pounds so far. My complexion is better. Don't ask me what the connection is but there really seems to be one. I used to have what I perceived as a very sensitive stomach that prompted me to always have Immodium on-hand and to never walk right after eating. Now, not so much. Very regular and ... well, normal. I do not feel hungry most of the time (provided I make good use of my calories) as with some diets. And best of all, I am enjoying the food and am able to find my own recipes that work within the diet.
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2.0 out of 5 stars No willpower
Doesn't work for me. Didn't have the willpower
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I really wish there were a clear formula somewhere for the map of what we are eating. Examples are everywhere, but I'm a "rules" kinda gal. Read more
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2.0 out of 5 stars No fiber allowed!
You are not to eat any fiber whatsoever. My cholesterol levels were too high because of no fiber.
Published 1 month ago by R. Henderson
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I love this book. I really enjoy all of the recipes that it has to offer in addition to all of the diet information and testimonials. Read more
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Very average book advocating diets, which typically work for a short period.
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The Kindle Edition has these various charts that look like they have taken a picture of them from the book. They are so tiny they can't be read - much less actually used. Read more
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