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Flat Belly Diet Boasts a 91 Percent Weight Loss Success Rate [Win a Copy of the Book!]

The Flat Belly Diet has made waves across the weight loss community. Boasting a 91 percent success rate, Prevention’s Flat Belly Diet claims to help users lose weight all-around, but it also seems to target fat loss specifically in the belly. In general, spot reduction is considered a myth, but The American Diabetic Association conducted a study that just may prove the opposite. According to the ADA and Prevention Magazine, eating large amounts of fat may actually help you achieve a flat belly- monounsaturated fats, of course!

The Flat Belly Diet works by prescribing meals high in monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs. Foods that are naturally rich in MUFAs include fish, olive oil, avocado, dark chocolate, nuts, seeds, peanut butter and more. Another key component of the Flat Belly Diet is water consumption. Users are encouraged to drink Sassy Water which is enhanced with ginger.

Like most diet plans these days, this one offers an online weight loss system of peers and support for your journey. One downfall of the diet is that it blatantly de-emphasizes exercise. I have no doubt that there are people who lose weight without exercising but that’s really not the point. The benefits of working out are so numerous, and beside reaching a healthy weight, it’s important for your body to function at its highest potential which can only be achieved through an active lifestyle. The Flat Belly Diet looks like a fabulous system, but don’t neglect your overall fitness.

The mastermind behind the Fat Belly Diet is a registered medical professional, which is a great starting point. It always stuns me to find out that non-professionals are trying to tell us the best way to care for our bodies. Why should we trust someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about?

Another diet that is very similar as far as its nutritional profile is the Mediterranean Diet. It seems that MUFAs are here to stay and let me just say, “yum!”

Winner Selected : Kim M 2/28/11

Win a copy of the Flat Belly Diet book! Just leave a comment here telling us what is your favorite MUFA. One winner will be drawn 2/28/11.

*DISCLAIMER: Only residents of the U.S. are eligible to win. will draw one winner February 28, 2011 and will notify winner via the email used in the comment form. Winner has five business days to respond and claim prize or forfeit prize and another winner will be drawn. is not responsible for lost or stolen packages, nor failed shipments due to user providing incorrect address. may replace the prize with one of equal value if prize is not available. Prize value is $32.00; not redeemable for cash. Prize provided by Rodale.

December 23rd, 2010

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Seeds and Nuts are my favorite MUFA's because you can do so much with them. You can add them easily to your yogurt or cereal or salad or veggie. They can also be a healthy filling snack.

posted Feb 22nd, 2011 4:55 pm


Heh, Mine would be both chocolate and PB together :)

Good article!

posted Feb 22nd, 2011 4:34 pm

Angela Snipes

I love avocado, olive oil, and fish! Some homemade guacamole is delicious and olive oil drizzled on just about anything tastes good. I actually love to drizzle some on my fish before I bake it. Yum!

posted Feb 18th, 2011 10:44 am


yummy avocado

posted Feb 9th, 2011 1:14 am

Janet F

My favorite MUFA is Peanut Butter.

posted Feb 5th, 2011 10:40 am


My faovrite MUFA is dark chocolate.

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 9:30 pm

Kim Mittermeier

My all time favorite MUFA is the avacado!! I LOVE them sliced on a sandwich, diced in a salad, and of course guacamole is Gods gift to the world!! Mash one up, stir in a little salsa and squeeze a lime and you have a little bit of heaven in a bowl!!!

posted Feb 1st, 2011 4:42 pm

Martha Smith

Among my favroites are: avocado, oatmeal, popcorn, nuts & whole wheat pasta!

posted Feb 1st, 2011 4:38 pm


good article

posted Jan 2nd, 2011 3:51 am

Kelly Wentzel

I've been thinking about trying this "diet" and after reading your article I think I will just do it : )

posted Dec 30th, 2010 6:56 pm


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