Health & Wellness

Flat Belly Diet Q&A

Before starting any diet it’s always nice to have a little bit of information about it, from the approach to the diet to the types of foods that are allowed. Here are some basic Q&As for the Flat Belly Diet.

Who created the Flat Belly Diet? Former Prevention magazine editor Liz Vaccariello and registered dietitian Cynthia Sass.

What is the approach to the Flat Belly Diet? Monounsaturated fatty acids found in foods such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and other plant-based foods help destroy belly fat and help keep hunger at bay.

What is the goal of the Flat Belly Diet? Weight loss.

What are the basics of the Flat Belly Diet? Focuses on fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, whole grains, and lean protein. Plans can be tailored according to age, gender, and activity level. The two parts of this diet include a four-day jumpstart and a four-week eating plan. Includes tips for meal plans, recipes, and grocery lists.

What are some tips that make the Flat Belly Diet a success? Include one monounsaturated fatty acid for every meal. Reduce your saturated fat intake, keeping it at 4 grams or less per meal. Make fish, olive oil, whole grains, legumes, veggies, and fruit your foundation for meals.

What are the benefits of the Flat Belly Diet? Decreased risk for heart disease. Reduced blood pressure. Reduced LDL cholesterol. Reduced risk of diabetes.

With any diet, it is recommended that you see your doctor before starting a diet program so you both can discuss your current health and health goals.