Flat-Bally Diet claims: The idea to this diet is that by consuming certain foods you do not need to exercise and belly fat will fall away!!!
Betty says: Ha!
Flat-Belly Diet claims: The diet is 32 days long, which is how long the creators of the diet say a person needs to convert dietary changes into lifestyle changes.
Betty says: It can take a person longer to make dietary changes permanent, and this is OK. Thirty-two days is an arbitrary figure, which may work for some people but not all.
Flat-Belly Diet claims: The diet presents a way for a person to eat healthy foods and change their lifestyle without feeling deprived. The idea of eating a monounsaturated fat at every meal, or every four hours, makes some sense. These foods are often considered “treats” and so a dieter may feel that she is getting something special every four hours.
Betty says: Both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are necessary in a healthy diet.
Flat-Belly Diet claims: eating every four hours will stave off your hunger.
Betty says: This has not been proven by research and not true for everyone. Some people can eat just three meals a day and not have any hunger in between meals.
Flat-Belly Diet claims: Dieters are told to take a four-day, 1,200 calorie “pre-diet”.
Betty says: this low-calorie start to the diet may not be a good idea for a diet that is supposed to be promoting a healthy lifestyle. By consuming so few calories, dieters are prone to burn muscle, not fat.
Betty sums it up: There is no quick fix to your diet to achieve long-term success with weight loss or a flat belly!
For a comprehensive review of the Flat-Belly diet, check out Betty’s article here: www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=88098