Most of our customers are serious sports people who use booost as an integral part of their training and competitions.
But it’s a known fact that oxygen can help improve performance by up to 18%, which means even “part time” gym users and athletes will benefit by being able to train harder and for longer.
Most of those people aren’t looking for anything more than the health benefits of being fitter, and the aesthetic benefit of looking better!
With that in mind, we recently came across the book The Flat Belly Diet and decided to review it for you – we all want a flat belly, don’t we?
The book is written by Americans Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass and promises a weight loss of up to 32 pounds, and a flat belly in 32 days…..without a single crunch!
The whole thing starts with a 4 day “anti bloat” diet plan of 1400 calories per day, and then goes into a further 28 day eating plan at around 1600 calories per day.
The actual food plans are very much based around Mediterranean style eating with lots of whole grains, plenty of fruit and veg and a focus on lean protein with almost no red meat.
The “secret sauce” to the diet is that addition of a “MUFA” or a mono unsaturated fat at every single meal. MUFAs are found in avocados, olives, some nuts and seeds, as well as in – Dark Chocolate!
The authors claim that theses MUFAs target belly fat specifically, and have the added benefit that they help you to feel more full after eating.
The diet plans are easy to follow, allowing four 400 calories meals every 4 hours, and you are able to select from various lists to mix and match your own meals. In all, there are over 80 recipes, so you won’t get bored over the month.
Although the book claims that you can achieve the objective without exercise, quite sensibly, there is a whole section on specific exercises you can do.
There’s nothing too strenuous in there, which highlights the fact that this book is aimed at people who don’t regularly do much sport.
We looked around the web to find more evidence about the “Belly fat busting” properties of MUFAs. Research is pretty mixed, so it’s obviously an area scientists are still learning about.
The message from most health professionals is that the diet works because it’s calorie controlled, so our advice would be that it’s worth following, you will get a flatter stomach, and do the exercises as well!
The book is available from Amazon – just search for “The Flat Belly Diet.”
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