Monday, March 7, 2011

Good fats help us lose our fat bellies.

Hello BFC friends I want to share some very helpful things that I have learned from the Flat Belly Diet by Prevention magazine editor Liz Vaccariello. Basically this book talks about the importance of healthy fats and the role they play in helping us lose our bellies.
Chapter 1:  A study in the journal of Diabetes Care 2007 shows that a diet rich in mufas can help prevent weight gain in our bellies.
Chapter 2: Explains their plan, which is basically calorie restriction, and eating mufas at every meal…I am personally trying to eat the mufas but not following a calorie restriction.
·        We need fat in our diets
·        Visceral fat is very dangerous to our health, it is linked to high blood pressure, stroke , heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer dementia.
* Chapter 3: Explains mufas, monounsaturated fatty acids there are five categories of mufas. Even if you don't want to read the whole book I strongly suggest you read chapter 3.
·        Oils
·        Olives
·        Nuts & Seeds
·        Avocados
·        Dark Chocolate
Mufas protect our hearts, ward off type 2 diabetes, cut our risk for metabolic syndrome, reduce inflammation, lower risk of breast cancer, keep our brain healthy and TARGET BELLY FAT. “ A 2007 study published in the journal of Diabetes Care found that a Mufa rich diet prevented central body fat distribution, compared with a high carbohydrate and high saturated fat diet of the same calorie level.”
Chapter 4: Mind- belly connection, talking about physical and emotional hunger, the link between stress and belly fat
Chapter 5: talks about belly bloat and talks about the importance of keeping a log of what you eat to help you stay on track with your efforts to lose belly fat.
Chapter 6: lots of helpful suggestions to help lost belly fat
Chapters 7-8 recipes, I personally don’t use them because they are high in carb and sugar.
* Since the belly fat cure is about no fake sugar, lower real sugar, and better carbs we end up eating more fat and protein. I wanted to share this with you because not all fats are equal, mufas are good fats and help to keep us healthy, and lose our fat bellies.

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