This diet is from the editors of Prevention magazine (Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention, with registered dietitian Cynthia Sassand) was made for health-conscious women who have tried virtually everything to eliminate harmful belly fat.
The diet, which claims you can lose 15 pounds in 32 days, says food and attitude are all you need to downsize your waistline. That plus putting your focus on foods that have (MUFUs) monounsaturated fatty acids. These (MUFUs) are healthy fats that have been shown to protect the heart, prevent other diseases and target belly fat. By adding in one MUFA at meals and snacks it is easier to stick with the plan and lose belly fat
MUFAs are found in olives, avocados, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, soybean, flax, and olive and sunflower oils.
The 4 Day Anti-Bloat part of the diet consists of a 1,200- to 1400-calorie, four-day anti-bloat jump-start period designed to reduce bloating and get dieters in the mind-set of a healthier eating plan. During the jump-start, dieters drink 2 liters of daily "Sassy Water"
Sassy Water Recipe
2 liters water (about 8 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber. peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves
Combine ingredients and let it stand in fridge overnight. Drink all water the next day. Drink entire pitcher everyday.
The plan after the 4 day anit-bloat portion calls for four, 400-calorie meals spaced every four hours (1,600 calories) and each meal includes a MUFA.
You don't have to count calories. Instead, you choose from a list of 28 mix-and-match breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snack packs (you can mix them up any way you want). Food lists with portion sizes and calories allow flexibility in creating snack packs and can be used whenever you need it most.
I got the follwoing meal ideas off their site (see link below).....
Farm Fresh Egg & Cheese Sandwich
Drizzle one toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 Tbsp Olivado Avocado Zest Oil (MUFA). Fill the muffin with one large poached egg, 1 slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese, and half of a medium vine-ripened tomato, sliced.
Total calories: 387
Salmon & Snow Pea Pasta
Toss 1 cup cooked (2 oz dry) Barilla Whole Grain Rotini with 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (MUFA), 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 cup canned drained and rinsed salmon, and 1/2 cup snow peas.
Total calories: 422
Creamy Rice "Pudding" with Raisins
Combine one container of cooked Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice with 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil (MUFA), 1 tsp vanilla extract, 4 oz fat-free milk, and 2 Tbsp raisins.
Total calories: 398
Swift & Savory Combo
Pair Kashi Turkey Fiesta Pocket Bread Sandwich with salad made from half of a head of torn romaine tossed with 2 Tbsp light balsamic vinaigrette, 1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese, and 10 large sliced black olives (MUFA).
Total calories: 425
Nutty Apple Dipper
Serve 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Maple (MUFA) with wedges of one large apple and 1 cup fat-free milk.
Total calories: 379
There are recipes included in the book but I thought the link to the site for more Up to Date information would be helpful if you wanted more indepth options:
***DO NOT TRY ANY DIET WITHOUT FIRST TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR***