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any one trying the Flat Belly Diet..from Prevention magazine?

I saw the Prevention magazine while online at the checkout counter the other day..did not purchase just read in line b/c I saw you have to go online. while doing it I saw the good morning video that the creator was on describing the diet and it's results. It is said to focus only on belly fat and there is a four day kick off period. There is a book I am hoping to get to Barnes and Noble tommorow to purchase it. I just was wondering if anyone has tried it or knows anyone who has.It seems like a safe and interesting diet...the focus is to take a MUFA w/ every meal (a healthy fat)

I'll try to post anything that I discover about it and if I deciede to do it after I hear from you folks and get the book...The results claimed by the creator sound amazing in four days people are losing like 1.5 inches of belly fat.

Sat. Jan 19, 9:37pm

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op here

Ok I am responding to my own thread...could not find book at Barnes and noble or just ordered book through the prevention web site $31.95 free S&H...anyway I was a little reluctant but after speaking w/ hubby and came up w/ what we spend on a dinner outing I was told that I could be the guinne pig..he said he would try it if I have success(no pressure there) so I will I actually can not wait for book to get here...
so have you heard anyone w/ success ...I'll let ya know how it goes

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 2:55 PM

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I am on day 2 of the jumpstart plan and so far so good. Haven't had any desparate cravings for anything. The scale and tape measure around my waist seem to be going down slightly but I think it is way too early to tell. I also just joined a gym so I'm hoping that with those two combined I can lose the jelly belly!
Here's to both of us having success!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:30 PM

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Can you tell us what the meals include? What kinds of food are you allowed to eat? Is there anything extra to buy?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:37 PM

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My Aunt lost 2 inches off her waist in one week and my Mom lost 1. I don't know any of the details REALLY about the diet but I think it basically adds a good fat: nuts, avacado, olives, etc to each meal.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:57 PM

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flatbelly diet

I misspoke earlier. I'm actually on Day 3 of the jumpstart plan. To answer the question about the foods. There are 2 sections in the book. The first is a 4 day jumpstart with foods that are supposed to be easy on your digestion and make your belly less prone to bloating-corn, rice, steamed vegetables, dried poultry, fish, etc.. To this you add a good fat at each meal(3meals plus 1 snack). This part is all laid out in detail in the book. There is even a grocery list included which made it very easy for me to start. I'm reading as I'm doing it so I'm not sure of the specifics of the next 28 days but it seems you plan out 3 meals plus 1 snack adding a good fat to eat meal. There are meal suggestions in the book and it's up to you to figure out how you want to put it all together. Looks like protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables plus the good fat. I'm not positive but II think you try to have each meal equal 400 calories plus the good fat. The only thing that I think is helpful to have right now is a blender. A smoothie is the snack recommended for the 4 day jumpstart.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 3:58 PM

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I meant dried fruit above, not dried poultry-that would not be good

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 3:59 PM

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OP Here

So good to hear from some people and there successes..I have my book it is on the way a matter a fact just got confirmation this am that it will be here in 5-10 days..I am so anxious or I should say excited to get going I wish I had it now! I have been reading as much as possible on line and my understanding this far is that when you get to day 5 you have 3 >400 calorie meals and one 400 calorie snack the one I read was popcorn, 2 tsp of peanut butter and a small apple...I am curious though how is the SASSY WATER I keep reading about I thought you just were able to have that for the first 4 days or something..Ok I promise I will keep you posted w/my results ... good luck to those that are trying it...come on book get here already!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 4:24 PM

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wouldlove to hear some details about this diet. thanks!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 11:38 AM

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OP Here, I can not beleive I am saying this but..I still do not have my book, I am getting a little frusterated w/ that and there was no ability to have it sent quicker when I ordered it via unless I missed that option, so I am still waiting I promise I will keep you posted when I begin oh perhaps it will be here in today's mail.
Anyone else have or heard anything,? I figured someone would have tried it by now.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 11:51 AM

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Flat Belly Diet Info

I'm on day 4 of the flat belly diet jump start. I don't have the book yet, but I got the info I needed from the URL included with my post. I have lost .5 lb. each day so far. After the first day, I had lost 2" on my waist, but that was apparently bloat. I seem to have it back today. Yesterday, I didn't use the sassy water, but plain water instead. Maybe that's why I'm bloated today. Anyway, I have had HORRIBLE headaches on and off (probably half of the time altogether). I was only used to 1 serving of caffeine a day and the first headache didn't start until evening, so I don't think that's it. It could be the extreme weather change and not related to the diet. It was 40 deg. and foggy here yesterday morning and last night it was -25 deg. with the wind chill (gusts up to 50mph). I think this is a good start to recognizing which healthy foods you can eat without gaining weight. It seems to me I'm eating more than before, but lower calorie foods. I'm going to start exercising tomorrow. I thought I might not follow through on the jump start if I tried to do too much at once. BTW, my family doesn't mind the dinners at all. I just season theirs.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 3:07 PM

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