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7 Belly Buddies and Bullies: The 21 Day Tummy’s Foods That Help and Hurt Your Digestion

By Shae Blevins for DietsInReview.com

You eat all the right foods to stay healthy, including an apple a day! But you can’t seem to lose weight, especially in your midsection. Add to that “muffin top” bloating, cramping, and irregularity and you feel like you’re at the mercy of your out-of-whack digestive tract.

The surprising cause for your suffering: the healthful foods you keep eating that may very well be bullying your belly.

You are not alone. Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest’s and author of the New York Times best-selling book The Digest Diet, noticed her tummy troubles and weight gain around her midsection revolved around her seemingly healthy diet.

Vaccariello and registered dietitian Kate Scarlata developed the 21 Day Tummy Diet, designed to soothe and shrink your tummy by eating “Belly Buddies” and getting rid of “Belly Bullies.”

21 day tummy belly buddies bullies

Belly Buddies – foods that help digestive health – are light on carbohydrates and contain stomach-soothing ingredients like fiber, magnesium and anti-inflammatory fats. Belly Buddies are also low in FODMAPs, rapidly fermentable carbs.
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Liz Vaccariello Identifies Fat-Burning Super Foods in The Digest Diet

Burning fat is a pretty standard way to lose weight. Most of us think that the quickest way to fat loss is burning up the miles on a treadmill or sweating it out in a solid cardio class. However, Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief for Reader’s Digest, is promoting the fat-burning capability of the foods we eat. Yes, putting more food in your mouth to meet your weight loss goal is a thing. However, as she explains in her newest book The Digest Diet, it’s about putting the right foods in your mouth to lose fat.

“It’s a breakthrough food plan that shows you how to release fat from your body,” Liz told us in an interview. “[The Digest Diet] is the perfect nexus of healthy weight loss and fast weight loss.”

Fast and healthy? Surely that gets everyone’s attention.

Liz is also the author of two other wildly popular weight loss books, which she wrote in her previous position as editor-in-chief at Prevention Magazine. The Flat Belly Diet and 400-Calorie Fix both promote healthful eating for weight loss, but Liz says her new book has grown out of the newest research.

“This science on fat releasers didn’t exist five years ago,” she told us. “[The Digest Diet] is a more holistic approach that focuses on a broader range of food with more flexibility.”
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The Digest Diet vs Flat Belly Diet

If you’re looking for a new book to help you in your weight loss journey, we may have a new suggestion for you – or two.

Much buzz is surrounding the recent release of the diet book “The Digest Diet,” which is written by Reader’s Digest Editor-in-Chief, Liz Vaccariello. You may recognize Vaccariello’s name from two of her other successful projects,the “Flat Belly Diet” and “400 Calorie Fix” – two books she co-authored while working for Prevention Magazine.

Because “The Digest Diet” (2012) and “Flat Belly Diet” (2008) can seem similar at first glance, we’ve done a side-by-side comparison of the two to set the likenesses and differences straight.

While both books claim to help dieters lose weight, they utilize different approaches and keep different principles in mind. We’ve broken the comparisons up into categories starting with their respective claims.
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Health Food Safety on The Doctors

Tune in this Monday, December 27 to The Doctors to learn just what food and health products are right for you.

Prevention magazine’s and The Doctors Health Investigator, Liz Vaccariello stops by to uncover the truth about a host of supposed diet-friendly products and foods. Find out if artificial sweeteners are really safe for you to consume and learn Liz’s own wellness tips for how to get healthy.
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Uncovering the Biggest Diet and Health Myth on The Doctors

Tune in this Tuesday, November 23 to The Doctors when the most popular diet and health myths are exposed.

On hand to debunk commonly held ideas, like whether celery really does promote weight loss or if sugar really does make kids hyperactive, is Liz Vaccariello, The Doctors’ Health Investigator, author of the Flat Belly Diet and the upcoming 400 Calorie Fix.. On the show, Liz will let you know if there is a diet that makes you smarter, whether it’s OK to eat expired food and much more.
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