Secrets to a Flat Stomach
If you're like most women, you are forever feeling overbooked and overfed. Here's a solution: quick meals made from healthy, delicious packaged foods that follow the rules of our bestselling Flat Belly Diet!
These 25 meals, developed by Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, coauthor and creator of Flat Belly Diet, will leave you satisfied on fewer calories, which makes it much easier to lose weight without feeling hungry. The cornerstone of the eating plan (and these weight loss meals) is the almighty MU FA.
What's a MU FA?
Muffs are foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, healthful fats that research links to less belly fat and better overall health. The best part: Muffs are found in rich, delicious foods like olives, nuts and seeds, oils, avocado, and (yes!) dark chocolate. Incorporating a MU FA into every meal is easy; we made it even easier by combining them with our favorite new supermarket products.
25 Time-Saving Foods
Each of the following products was taste-tested by the Prevention staff. Besides tasting great, each meal takes 15 minutes or less to prepare! You'll find options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, divided by MU FA category. To incorporate them into your diet and lose up to 15 pounds this month, mix and match any of the meals and follow these four rules, which are integral to the Flat Belly Diet:
- Eat four 400-calorie meals per day (the following meals have about 400 calories each).
- Include a MU FA at every meal (we’ve done that for you—the MUFF ingredient is noted in each recipe).
- Eat meals spaced about 4 hours apart.
- Choose nutrient-rich foods (like the 25 products featured here.