Back in January 2008, "The Flat Belly Diet" took the diet world by storm and remains a popular weight-loss plan. Today's "Dr. Oz Show" is sure to send the series of books back on the best-seller list with its inclusion in Tuesday's episode that he called Dr. Oz's Flat Belly Plan.
"Flat Belly Diet" co-author Liz Vaccariello was on today's "Dr. Oz Show" to talk about the eating component of the belly-flattening plan. She talked about the cornerstone of the "Flat Belly Diet," which makes liberal use of monounsaturated fats, or MUFAs, to target belly fat and increase satiety.
(In fact, Vaccariello, now editor of "Reader's Digest," turns to MUFAs in her latest "Digest Diet" book and cookbook.)
What is a MUFA? It is found in nuts, seeds, avocados, olives and flax and olive oils. Some ways to incorporate MUFAs:
- Walnuts sprinkled in your oatmeal.
- A teaspoon of flaxseed oil drizzled on your salad.
- A wedge of avocado blended in your morning smoothie.
- Olive tapenade in your turkey wrap.
The "Flat Belly Diet" has a lot going for it. The recipes are uniformly good, the eating plan is balanced and you won't find yourself starving between meals since the calorie level is good and the MUFAs keep satisfaction high.
Where can you get the Dr. Oz's flat-belly meal plan? You can find the Dr. Oz plan on his website HERE, and for more "Flat Belly Diet" ideas, you can check out the series of books on Amazon (they've been out awhile so many are bargain priced) or at "Prevention" magazine's Flat Belly Diet page.