Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FAT Belly Diet

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For the longest time, I thought this "eating program" was called the FAT belly diet. HAHA. I thought I should try it just because of the name. When I learned the correct name is THE FLAT BELLY DIET ... I wasn't as excited for the program. I know ... I'm strange.

But ... a friend gave me the Pocket Guide for the program and she absolutely swore by it. She said the food was delicious, the program was easy, and the pounds fell off so fast she had to stop following the program so closely.

I accepted the book, and let it sit on my shelf for ... oh ... let's just say, I had to wipe a thick layer of dust off of it before I could read it. Truth.

The more I read, the more I liked the concept. Basically, you follow three rules:
1. Stick to 400 calories per meal (and there are four meals per day)
2. Never go more than 4 hours without eating
3. Eat a MUFA at each meal

A MUFA is a monounsaturated fatty acid, like nuts, avocados, olives, and dark chocolate.

PERFECT! I love those foods.

But, how could I get my husband on board? I knew that in order for ME to be successful with this, I would need him to participate. Why? Because, my willpower weakens when he is eating brownies and ice cream in front of me!

So, I enlisted the help of two (of three) of my children. Katie and Jacob do NOT need to go on a diet ... but ... if they were willing to eat the same foods and at least do the "4 Day Jump Start" with me, I was just sure we could pull Chris (my husband) along for the ride.

They quickly agreed! (YAY!) and we revealed the news to my husband that evening that GUESS WHAT?! We're starting a diet tomorrow.

He said as long as I measured, weighed, and packaged all of his food for him, he'd do it. I agreed to his terms.

Check back tomorrow  Friday (I'll be out of town Thursday) for details on how the 4 Day Jump Start turned out.


  1. Good luck to you and your hubby! :) And I agree - I think "the fat belly diet" sounds like more fun - i.e. they're not being COMPLETELY down and serious about the whole thing, trying to make it fun. Oh well :P

  2. Good luck. I'm doing a support group for writers over on my blog. It's like a weight/word count Wednesday sort of thing. You're supposed to gain words but lose weight. Come on over.

  3. Can't wait to hear how it turned out! I've been thinking of doing this diet too. Maybe you'll convince me to do it.

  4. Yay! Congratulations and good luck! Keep us updated. I might just have to try it!

    <3 Gina Blechman