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Prima Flat Belly for Life

Prima Flat Belly for Life

Prima Flat Belly For Life
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PRIMA FLAT BELLY FOR LIFE! * Choose the right diet for you with our fantastic weight-loss plans – all include clear-to-follow advice and delicious recipes. * Brilliant exercises and fun ways to tone-up – even those who loathe the gym will love! * How to keep your new regime on track – our willpower boosters are just the thing! * Look and feel your best self, enjoy more energy and a brighter mood with our wellbeing ideas. * Fabulous menu ideas from The Hairy Dieters, whose veggie recipes everyone will love, plus Davina McCall puts carbs back on the menu – the healthy way.

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1 min.

“This book could save your life... yes, really! We might all joke about our muffin top, jelly belly, spare tyre, mum tum or – my personal favourite – wine belt, but the fact is, tackling the podge that creeps up when we’re not looking and settles around our middle has benefits that go way beyond helping our clothes fit more comfortably. Shifting abdominal fat (let’s tell it like it is!) cuts your risk of many serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, to name just a few. The good news? It doesn’t mean a lifetime of denial, dry rice cakes and endless sit-ups. Our easy-to-follow diet plans include delicious food to help you wave goodbye to tummy fat without feeling hungry. Brought to you by…

6 min.
reclaim your waistline!

Being an apple shape – with a big waist and lots of weight around your middle – increases your risk of a number of serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease and breast cancer. It’s also been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer and dementia. So what makes tummy fat so much more dangerous than the fat around your bottom or thighs? The issue is the way tummy fat behaves. Unlike bottom and thigh fat, which may even help to protect your health, abdominal fat wrapped around the body’s internal organs, is very biologically active. ‘These fat cells aren’t just used for storage, they produce hormones and other factors that can have a profound effect on your health,’ says…

4 min.
5 weight-loss myths busted

Who has the time to keep up with weight-loss research? It can be so technical, confusing and contradictory. And yet, if you don’t know what’s going on in the world of calorie counting, you might find the pounds aren’t dropping off as fast as they should. In one European study of diet and exercise, for example, participants who were given detailed explanations of the research were more likely to exercise more, eat better, or both, than a less-clued-up group. So, to help you make the most of the diet plans in this book, we’ve rounded up five dieting claims accepted as gospel, so that we can get to the bottom of them. Knowing which still hold up and which are big (fat) lies can mean the difference between success and…

5 min.
what’s your eating style?

Tick the answer that suits you best… 1 What do you nibble on while cooking dinner? A) Pieces of pitta with tzatziki B) Honey roasted peanuts C) Crisps D) Olives 2 You just can’t resist popping into the bakery as you’re passing by. What do you choose? A) Fruit scone B) Chocolate eclair C) Sausage roll D) Cheese pasty 3 What would you be most likely to grab to eat when you’re shopping for the day? A) Tub of pasta salad B) Slice of cake and a cappuccino C) Burger and fries D) Packet of sushi 4 Your friend is hosting a party and asks everyone to contribute to the buffet. What do you take? A) Bowl of potato salad B) Summer fruit pavlova C) Box of spring rolls and crispy wontons D) Antipasti…

2 min.
how the plan works

FLATTEN YOUR TUMMY Studies show that certain foods are especially good at burning belly fat to give you a trimmer waistline. Monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds, and omega-3 fats in oil-rich fish and low-fat dairy products speed up the rate at which you burn fat from the midriff. And people who eat plenty of wholegrains – such as wholegrain cereal and bread, oats, brown rice and wholemeal pasta – have slimmer waists than those who don’t eat as many. Our diet is packed with these foods. BOOST YOUR ENERGY Faddy diets and those that are very low in calories can leave you lacking in energy, so this plan provides around 1,300 calories a day. You’ll be eating five times a day to prevent dips in blood sugar that…

1 min.
plan it log it

Keep a record of how you're doing with the two-week diet plans in this book. It will help you stay motivated. But it's not just about being aware of the food on your plate. Think about those moments when you're most likely to give into temptation and plan to have a few treats and strategies up your sleeve to help you stay on track. TIPS GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT Most of us use food as a treat. Instead, plan a few pleasurable distractions. We've kicked off with a few ideas. Write your own below: 1 Have a pampering bath or shower 2 Burn my favourite candle 3 Read my favourite magazine 4 Paint my nails…