Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flat Belly Diet: Continue to Post?

Several people have emailed and asked if my family is still doing the Flat Belly Diet.

Short answer: Yes!

I had stopped with the posts about it, because I was concerned they seemed redundant. Would you like more posts on this topic? Let me know!!

Here's what's been happening with the FBD:

We've fallen a bit into the "I'm too busy to buy all this stuff and prep and measure all this food right now!" TRAP. So, we've been running to the store and quickly grabbing the easy ingredients that we know we like and need to make some of our favorite meals, but we've also been running to Papa Murphy's and buying the easy pizza or two ... or three.

So, while we've not dropped a bunch of additional weight, we have maintained. That's great considering some of the junk we've eaten.

BUT, we continue to eat the healthy meals when we are at home, AND, we continue to have the MUFAs at each meal, AND we still like the program, AND we no longer like milk chocolate. Our tastes buds have definitely changed. My two (out of three) kids like the food so much, they will even take the time to pack their own lunches so they can eat the better food at school instead of the greasy pepperoni pizzas and burritos offered in the lunch line.

Now that the kids are back in school, we are going to try harder to get back on the program. We want to achieve our weight loss goals, and we actually like the majority of the foods offered in the Flat Belly Diet program.

And, interestingly enough, NBC had a report yesterday morning talking about how dark chocolate, green olives, and black olives help reduce the risks of certain diseases. So ... that's right in line with what we're doing.

Let me know if you'd like regular posts on this topic, and I will continue based off your responses.

If you'd like to see the previous posts, just click on the Flat Belly Diet label below or in the side bar.


  1. Losing weight is the hardest thing I've ever tried to do.

  2. Have you looked into making your own pizza from scratch? That might be a way to stick more with the plan and make it healthier (switch to a whole grain flour, make the sauce from scratch, etc). It doesn't take that much time after you allow for the dough to rise etc.

    I know when I switched to only making my food and avoided buying pre-made stuff I really started to get rid of my excess weight.

  3. Hello, fellow campaigner! I'm not in your group, but I still wanted to check out your blog and say, "HI!"

    I think we can all use more advice on health (I know I could use more). :)

  4. Yeah, if you have a food processor, pizza from scratch is very easy.
    Interested in your journey because BW and I both having the toughest time losing weight.

  5. Pizza from scratch is the best. The flat belly diet sounds like it is based on the Mediterranean diet, which is recommended. I checked it out on Web MD. Congrad's on taking charge of your health!

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