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5 New Flat Belly Diet Recipes: 5-Minute Meal Ideas

5 New Flat Belly Diet Recipes: 5-Minute Meal Ideas

5 New Flat Belly Diet Recipes: 5-Minute Meal Ideas

Smoking hot flat abs will be the envy of all your family and friends. Attractive abs are a sign of beauty and good health. And with these mouth-watering, healthy and easy flat belly diet recipes you can get those dream abs.

5 New Flat Belly Diet Recipes

Zesty Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 chicken breasts, bite size pieces
1 quart chicken stock
1 can tomatoes
1 onion
1 tblspn olive oil
3 cloves minced garlic
1 cup corn
1 can black olives
1 can beans
1 packet taco seasoning
Juice 1 lime
Avocado
Cilantro
Crushed tortilla chips
Salt and pepper

Zesty Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sautée onions, chicken, garlic and olive oil for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add everything except for the avocado, cilantro and tortilla chips. Simmer for 10 minutes, add remaining ingredients.

Secret Chocolate Mousse

1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbspn vanilla
2 ripe avocados
Shaved dark chocolate

Secret Chocolate Mousse

In a food processor, add avocados and purée until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Top with chocolate.

Fresh and Fast Shrimp Stir-fry

1 lb medium peeled and deveined shrimp
1 small head of broccoli, chopped
8 oz carrots, chopped
8 oz sugar snap peas
1 small can water chestnuts
8 oz cooked rice noodles
1/4 cup hoisin
1 tblspn soy sauce
1 tblspn rice vinegar
1 tblspn peanut oil
1/4 water

Shrimp Stir-fry

In a wok, heat peanut oil on medium high heat, add vegetables and shrimp. Stir continuosly for 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 3 min.

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

4 turkey patties, seasoned
4 large romaine lettuce leaves
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
4 fresh or canned pineapple rings
1 small onion sliced into rings
Thin burger buns toasted

Place patties and pineapple rings on hot grill. Flip patties and rings after 5 min. Remove after another 5 minutes. Spread teriyaki on buns. Add patties and top with remaining ingredients.

Spiced Apple Crisp

3 Granny Smith apples cored and sliced
1 tbspn lemon juice
1 tblspn pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tbspn vanilla
2 cups whole oats
2 tblspn flour
3/4 stick softened butter
1 tbspn cinnamon
1/2 tbspn salt

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix apples, lemon juice, 3/4 cup brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Divide amongst 4 ramekins. Mix the remaining ingredients and add to the tops of the apple mixture. Bake 20 minutes.

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The 9 Fats You Need to Lose Weight

The 9 Fats You Need to Lose Weight

The 9 Fats You Need to Lose Weight

There is a kind of fat that you want to lose in 10 days (like Kate Hudson’s Andie) and there is the other kind – the good kind – that you want to add to your diet regularly (like the soporific but relevant ending of that movie).

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The bad fat or trans-fat makes its way into your body through finger licking French fries and delicious buttery spreads. These fats are so bad for you that even reading about them can clog your arteries. Saturated fats found in palm oil, cheese, butter and meat have a Ross and Rachel kind of relationship with your body – it’s complicated. The good fats are polysaturated fats (omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids) and monosaturated fats. These are 9 foods that deliver these fats to you –

1. Hard Boiled Egg – Letting that egg boil for a little while longer can actually help you shed those extra pounds quickly. If you can find eggs enriched in Omega-3, it would be even better. Egg that weight loss on!

2. Healthy Trail Mix – Snack on your weight-loss inducing trail mix containing apricots, cranberries, walnuts and raisins. Walnuts are the most important part of this delicious mix as they have omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids in the perfect ratio. Munch on these for less-prominent love handles.

3. Flaxseed Salad Topping – Who doesn’t like a salad with a crunch? Sprinkling about 2 tbsp. of flaxseeds on top of your fresh salad can give you a boost of omega-3 fatty acids and speed up your weight loss regime. So, ‘flax’ the muscles in your body with this healthy addition.

4. Green Smoothie – This weight loss smoothie has spinach (1/2 cup), raw cacao powder (1 tbsp.), coconut oil (1 tbsp.) and fresh almond milk (2 cups). The omega 3 fatty acids of spinach will send your metabolism skyrocketing.

5. Yogurt plus Macadamia Nuts – Macadamia nuts contain 83% of the essential weight loss fats your body needs to struggle through your strict regime. So, just add these nuts to your yoghurt when you head back from work and have a hot-dog craving.

The 9 Fats You Need to Lose Weight

6. Mini Bruschetta – Olives are heavenly to eat and heavenly for weight loss as well. And bruschetta has both olive and olive oil. Make a mini one and also add some fresh tomatoes to have a delicious and scrumptious snack. Ah, can’t you just feel it crunching in your mouth?

7. Salmon Roll – Make a quick standard salmon roll with healthy ingredients (think whole wheat) and watch those omega 3 fatty acids perform their magic.

8. Almond Snack – Getting late for work and don’t have time for breakfast. Don’t forget to grab a handful of almonds on your way out. Vitamin E and healthy fats are good for you but alpha-linoleic acid is an actual fat-burning wizard.

9. Guacamole – Avocado is the haven of good fats and when you think avocado, you think guacamole. Get some pita in whole wheat and there is your weight loss brunch.

So, remember – not all fat is bad, some is better than anything else.

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What a High Protein Diet Can and Can’t Do For You?

What a High Protein Diet Can and Can't Do For You?

What a High Protein Diet Can and Can’t Do For You?

There are many options available for people who want to lose fat, a high-protein diet is one option. A high-protein diet can help people lose excess fat, studies show that appetite and caloric intake can be better controlled a high-protein diet. Many think that high-protein is a good option only for bodybuilders and marathoners, but that is not true, high-protein diets build muscle and optimize body composition and help curb hunger, enhance satiety, and thus result in weight loss. Whether one wants to maintain or lose weight, a high-protein diet can work wonders toward achieving your goals.

Diets with 30% of calories from protein are considered reasonable, for a diet to be considered high-protein it should contain at least 50% protein.

Blood fats can be reduced by diets that are higher in protein and moderate in carbohydrates, though this works best if one includes regular exercise.

The exact reason for lower appetites from a high-protein diet is not clear, experts think that it may be because protein causes the brain to receive lower levels of appetite-stimulating hormones. Sugar levels fluctuate less due to fewer insulin spikes, therefore fewer cravings.

What a High Protein Diet Can and Can't Do For You?

Studies show that protein may be a better option than fats or carbohydrates to satisfy hunger. For example, in one study people were put on a diet in which carbohydrates made up 50% of diet, protein was increased to 30% and fat was reduced to 20%. The results showed the people were less hungry, more satisfied, and lost weight as well.

Protein is important at all stages of life and is a major component of all cells including muscle and bone. Protein helps in growth, development, and developing immunity to fight off infections and protect the body.

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Protein intake for a normal healthy adult should be between 10 – 35% of total calories.
If someone starts a high-protein diet and reduces carbohydrate intake, make sure the diet they are following is a low-carbohydrate diet, not a no-carbohydrate diet. Carbohydrates are an essential part of a healthy diet and they have their own functions to perform in a human body. For people doing lot of exercise this is a must as it provides energy. Valuable nutrients can be obtained from carbohydrates, particularly whole grain varieties. People tend to overeat carbohydrates so reducing portion sizes can be beneficial. A high-protein low-carbohydrate diet can be a healthy option.

Its important to choose your protein from healthy sources when opting to follow a high-protein diet and avoid saturated fat. Saturated fats have many negative effects on our body so should be limited in our diets, they increase risk of hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.

plant based protein sources

A high-protein diet is an effective way to lose weight, but would this plan work for you? A high-protein diet may not be a good option for everyone and has not been proven the best way to lose fat. Its always worth consulting a dietician before starting a new eating plan.

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What Happens When You Lose Fat

What Happens When You Lose Fat

What Happens When You Lose Fat

Here is what happens when we lose fat. See the extensive benefits of losing fat in different areas of body: