Editor, Prevention Magazine, since 2006, 11 million in readership, a publication supporting active, healthy living
Former Executive Editor, Fitness Magazine
Has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and NBC’s The Biggest Loser
B.A. Communications, University of Michigan
Liz Vaccariello: The Flat Belly Cook
Flat Belly Diet author Liz Vaccariello says the latest research shows that there are astonishing benefits to monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAS). These plant-based fats are found in foods like olives, avocados, chocolate, nuts, seeds and legumes. Scientists have found that MUFAS enhance heart health, protect against chronic disease and may help promote weight loss. As a vital energy source, MUFAS slow digestion which in turn slows the release of blood sugar and helps you feel full. It also helps your body absorb vitamins such as A, D, E and K and helps manufacture cell membranes as well as hormone-like compounds that regulate blood pressure, heart rate, blood vessel constriction, blood clotting and the nervous system.
Research shows that a moderate-fat, MUFA-rich diet produced better weight loss results long term than a low-fat diet. A British Journal of Nutrition report showed that by simply replacing saturated fats with unsaturated ones helped overweight people lose pounds and body fat without reducing caloric intake or adding exercise.
FLAT BELLY DIET! ON THE GO
A summary of the Flat Belly Diet includes a few simple rules:
1. Stick to 400 calories per meal
2. Never go more than 4 hours without eating
3. Eat a MUFA at every meal
The Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook contains 200 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that contain MUFAS and are less than 400 calories. The Flat Belly Diet! Pocket Guide has a list of best food choices on the go, shopping lists, calorie counters and meal makers at a glance.
Granola Parfait (p. 68)
5 MINUTES / 2 SERVINGS / 420 CALORIES / MUFA: WALNUTS
This elegant parfait is the perfect way to start any morning, and it’s so easy to put together! Raspberries offer nearly 50 percent more antioxidant activity than strawberries do, according to research conducted in the Netherlands.
1 banana, sliced
1 cup raspberries
1 container (5.3 ounces)
fat-free Greek-style yogurt
11⁄2 cups Granola (page 70) or store-bought granola
Layer the banana, raspberries, yogurt, and
granola in 2 tall glasses. Serve immediately.
NUTRITION PER SERVING:
14 g protein
67 g carbohydrates
13 g fat
1 g saturated fat
0 mg cholesterol
140 mg sodium
14 g fiber
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