Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The grown fat sex-symbols

It seems, still more recently their bewitching and captivating images unduly excited not strong minds of the anxious young men … However, time goes and in the course of time appears not only glory and money, but also superfluous pounds on a body … So ideal the beauty gradually pass in other weight category …

Jennifer Lynn Lopez

Lisa Marie Presley

Tyra Banks

Kelly Clarkson

Janet Jackson

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jessica Simpson

Keely Shaye Smith

Kirstie Alley

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Flat Belly Diet - Does it Work and What in the World is a MUFA?

By Candee Schneider

I'm sure you've seen it...the bright yellow book jacket that proclaims, "The Flat Belly Diet is about Food & Attitude. Period. (Not a Single Crunch Required)" The cover indeed is an attention grabber, but does it work? Is it possible that certain foods can target belly fat?

The authors think it's totally possible to get rid of belly fat..."Belly fat is not your destiny. I am delighted to tell you that you can, and you will, get rid of it."

The Flat Belly Diet was written by Prevention Magazine's vice president and editor-in-chief, Liz Vaccariello and Prevention's nutrition director, Cynthia Sass. Offered as proof, and strategically placed throughout the book, the authors have shined the spotlight on eight weight loss participants that have done a great job shedding belly fat. Their stories are interesting to read and extremely inspirational.

The diet is one of calorie restriction and there are only three simple rules to follow to reach success.

#1 Eat 1600 calories a day...4 meals (400 calories each)

#2 Never go longer than 4 hours without eating

#3 Consume a MUFA with every meal.

What in the world is a MUFA?

MUFA (pronounced "moo fa") stands for monounsaturated fatty acids, or otherwise known as "healthy fat". MUFA's can be found in 5 food categories: healthy oils, olives, avocados, nuts and seeds, and dark chocolate-my favorite!

The book includes a 4-day anti-bloat jumpstart, a four week eating plan (complete with recipes), an optional exercise plan, and loads of nutritional information.

If you want to read all the details about the magic of MUFA's, check out my full Flat Belly Diet Review-you'll be glad you did! This is a fantastic book that will not only help you win your battle with belly fat, but also educate you about many aspects of nutrition, the importance on keeping a food diary, exercise, and stress management.

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You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice and the author name and URL remain intact. Are you frustrated with your expanding tummy? Read more about the secrets of losing belly fat with the Flat Belly Diet.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rachael Ray Diet - Flat Belly Diet Review

By Rachel Archer

Have you seen the Rachael Ray Diet on her daytime TV show? It's also better known as the flat belly diet and today I plan to review this diet and explain the pros and cons of the diet and whether you can expect to lose 25 pounds in 3 weeks as it suggests. I'll also another weight loss option that has already proven itself if you choose not to try the flat belly diet.

So how does the Flat Belly Diet Work?

The diet is based around a type of beneficial fat known as monounsaturated fat or (MUFA). The idea is that you eat a variety of foods that are high in this fat and as a result you will feel full from this and not eat other foods as a result. As well the ability of your body to burn off this fat more easily than other forms of calories is the major benefit for weight loss you can expect.

So what are the downsides to this diet?

The focus on MUFA as a way to fill you up is misleading as it has been shown that protein is the ideal food for this purpose. If that wasn't enough though to hold up an argument the major problem with this diet is the fact that it will eventually end and through the duration of this very redundant diet you will have slowed your metabolic processes as a result. This is a major problem with most diets and is the reason why people experience a rebound effect after a diet and put weight back on. Most diets have you either avoiding calories as the flat belly diet does, or has you eating a very structured schedule of the same types of foods which is yet another problem with the flat belly diet.

The ideal diet focuses on your metabolism, not on avoiding calories

Lets face it, when you come off of a diet are you going to eat the same as you did on the diet or are you going back to your old habits? Odds are you'll be back to your old habits and the weight will slowly creep back on. Now what if you were to try something different such as calorie shifting. The idea behind calorie shifting is that you are focusing on boosting your metabolism through eating, not avoid calories. This is a much more realistic long term weight loss diet as you are focusing on changing the factor that allowed you to put on the weight to begin with. Best of all with calorie shifting there is no rebound effect, in fact part of the focus of the diet is burning fat continually from its effects for weeks after you decide to stop!.

For FREE Calorie Shifting Diet Sample Meal Plans Click on, Find out Why Calorie Shifting gets better results than any other diet!

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Based on the original 30-Minute Meal cooking classes that started it all, these recipes prove that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every night. Rachael offers dozens of recipes that, once mastered, can become entirely new dishes with just a few ingredient swaps. Learn how to make a Southwestern Pasta Bake and you’ll be able to make a Smoky Chipotle Chili Con Queso Mac the next time. Try your hand at Spring Chicken with Leeks and Peas and you’re all set to turn out a rib-sticking Rice and Chicken Stoup that looks and tastes like an entirely different dish.

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