Thursday, November 29, 2012


I was watching the Dr Oz show and he was talking about foods that lose belly fat.  These foods contain MUFA's monounsaturated fatty acids.  According to the Mayo Clinic these are the foods that contain these acids and are a central part of the Mediterranean heart healthy diet. But can be included even if not following this diet.
  • Avocados
  • Canola oil
  • Nuts, such as almonds, cashews, pecans and macadamias
  • Nut butters
  • Olive oil
  • Olives
  • Peanut oil
But keep in mind PORTION SIZE  as with any foods and these foods are fats and one can eat too much.
So maybe there is something in this Flat Belly Diet now to find a book with some recipes or some recipes on line also worth checking with Amazon to see what they have available.

A MUFA at every meal

"What makes MUFAs healthy as compared to other fats, like saturated and trans, which are maligned in the media? MUFAs are unsaturated fats, which have been shown to lower bad cholesterol, prevent hardening of the arteries, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, research has linked MUFAs to reduced rates of Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, breast cancer, lower blood pressure, brain health, lung function, anti-inflammation, lower body weight and reduced belly fat.

Vaccariello and Sass recommend a MUFA at every meal. What does that mean? Ditching your fat-fearing approach to losing weight and sinking your teeth into satisfying, delicious foods that are rich in monounsaturated fats, such as nuts, nut butters and nut oils; seeds and seed butter; canola and olive oils; olives and tapenade; avocados; edamame (soybeans); and even dark chocolate.

However, this doesn't mean the sky is the limit on fat intake. One of the Flat Belly Diet! principles is to stick to 400 calories per meal and to include a serving of MUFA-rich foods (the book has a handy MUFA serving chart). And don't worry if you think 400 calories isn't enough to satisfy you. According to the authors, eating a MUFA-rich diet will keep the hunger pangs at bay; plus they also recommend that you eat every four hours.

Flat belly recipes

In addition to a 4-Day Anti-Bloat Jumpstart, guidelines on living a MUFA-rich lifestyle, making healthy snacks and eating out without straying from your MUFA a meal plan, the Flat Belly Diet! has a delicious selection of MUFA-rich recipes that make it easy to reach your flat belly fitness goals. Here are four of the many mouthwatering recipes (each at around 400 calories) the Flat Belly Diet! has to offer."

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal

Serves 1

To make this a flat belly meal, serve with 1 cup skim milk.

Ingredients: 1 cup water
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup quick oats
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
2 tablespoons pecans, toasted and chopped (MUFA)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves

Directions: 1. In a saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the salt and oats. Cook, stirring, for 90 seconds.

2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Reduce heat to low and stir in the pumpkin mixture.
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Almond-Encrusted Chicken Breast

Serves 1

Serve this chicken with 1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese and 1 cup grape tomatoes for a satisfying lunch or dinner.

Ingredients: 5 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
2 tablespoons almonds, finely chopped (MUFA)

Directions: 1. Sprinkle each side of the chicken breast with cornstarch. Dip into egg substitute to coat and then sprinkle with almonds.

2. Coat a small nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F.

Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Serves 1

Make this a meal by pairing it with 2 cups organic mixed greens, 1 cup grape tomatoes, and 1 Thomas Multigrain Pita.

8 medium carrots, quartered lengthwise
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided (MUFA)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a roasting pan, combine carrots, 2 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

2. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly caramelized and tender but still firm. Drizzle with remaining oil.

Citrus Ricotta Cannoli

Serves 12

Serve with 1 cup sliced strawberries and a small sliced banana.

Ingredients: 1 (16-ounce) container fat-free ricotta cheese
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (MUFA)
12 large cannoli shells

Directions: 1. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, sugar, zests and vanilla. With an electric mixer, whip mixture until light and fluffy. Gently fold in 2-1/2 cups chocolate chips, setting aside the remaining 1/2 cup.

2. To assemble, spoon filling into cannoli shells. Melt remaining chocolate and drizzle over each cannoli. "

Chocolate and Diet

"Chocolate contains monounsaturated fats plus other healthy ingredients. Chocolate as part of a jumbo-sized candy bar with nuts, caramel, peanut butter, marshmallows and other ingredients can add extra grams of calories and fat. The Mayo Clinic recommends plain and simple chocolates that contain 60 percent cocoa, such as dark chocolate. Candy bars often contain milk chocolate, which contains 25 percent or less cocoa. Eating one or two squares of dark chocolate daily should not impact your diet and weight-loss efforts."

I am a litle dubious about the recipes I found below but I am going to have to try one to see if I put on weight.



340 g soft silken tofu, drained
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract
200 g dark chocolate chips, melted
1⁄2 cup fat-free Greek-style yoghurt


1. Place the tofu, vanilla extract and almond extract in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the chocolate and blend for
1 minute. Scrape the sides with a rubber spatula and blend for 1 minute longer or until incorporated. Pour into a large bowl.
2. Fold in the yoghurt just until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: For chocolate semifreddo, place the mixture in a 20 cm loaf tin lined with foil. Cover and freeze for 3 to 4 hours or until just set. Serve immediately.


1,580 kilojoules; 14 g protein; 32 g carbohydrates; 21 g fat; 15 g saturated fat*; 4 mg cholesterol; 51 mg sodium; 4 g fibre"
How I Lost 12 Kilo's


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