The Ab Diet Meal Plan

Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images Created by David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of "Men's Health" magazine, The Abs Diet is a six-week plan to lose stomach fat and keep you lean for life. Zinczenko says the diet isn't low-carb or low-fat. Instead, it is a sensible eating plan that won't leave you hungry. It emphasizes eating protein, fiber, calcium and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, while limiting refined carbs, saturated fats, trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup. The diet allows one cheat meal a week at which you can eat whatever you want. Eat Six Meals A Day The Abs Diet helps you feel full and keeps your energy up by advocating eating six times a day. Research conducted at the University of Massachusetts found that people who ate more frequently during the day were less likely to be obese, whereas people who skipped breakfast were 4.5 times more likely to be obese. The Abs Diet suggests alternating your regular meals with three smaller snacks. Eat the snacks two hours before lunch and dinner and two hours after dinner. You Might Also Like Weight Loss Programs 12 Powerf Foods The Abs Diet focuses on 12 power foods that are healthful and provide all your nutritional needs. These power foods include almonds and other nuts; beans and legumes; spinach and green vegetables; fat-free or low-fat dairy; instant unsweetened, unflavored oatmeal; eggs; turkey and lean meats; peanut butter; olive oil; whole grains; extra-protein whey powder and berries. Smoothies The Abs Diet recommends smoothies for a meal and/or snack because they are fast and easy to make, nutritious, they satisfy sweet cravings and their thickness fills you up. The Abs Diet suggests a smoothie base of using 1 percent milk, low-fat vanilla yogurt, whey powder and ice. go now ok http://www.livestrong.com/article/488558-the-ab-diet-meal-plan/