It’s that time of the year again when everyone has finished indulging in all the rich holiday foods and treats and start looking to shape up. I just started the 21-Day Tummy: The Revolutionary Diet that Soothes and Shrinks Any Belly Fast diet with my husband. I was interested in this particular diet because it focuses on the types on foods that are the main cause of weight gain and digestive woes. For me, I started to bloat about a year ago and have been battling with finding what foods to avoid and what foods are right for me. 21- Day Tummy has helped me by compiling a list of the best and worst foods for your belly. There was a point in my life when I felt as if I couldn’t eat anything. I seemed to have a reaction to almost everything. I’ve learned that watching my gluten and lactose intake can help, but I still experience symptoms of bloating at times. I’m hoping this diet can help me find my triggers. One thing that surprised me while reading this book is that apples are a no-no. Seriously? I live on an apple orchard! Thinking back to some of the discomfort I have felt while trying juicing this somehow makes sense to me. The biggest shocker: no garlic or onions! I’m Italian for heaven’s sake. Once again though, thinking back to foods I have had a reaction to, this also makes sense. I’m on day 2 right now and I feel great. At first I didn’t think there was enough food, but it truly is plenty. I also like that they feature several make ahead options. It helps to have the meals prepared so when you are hungry they are ready! Plus there’s an app! You can download it for free and give it a spin. I am. I will keep you post on my results!
About the 21-Day Tummy Diet:
The Revolutionary Diet That Soothes and Shrinks Any Belly Fast
By Liz Vaccariello, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Digest Diet, with Kate Scarlata, RD
Published by Reader’s Digest
Hardcover: 320 pages
December 26, 2013; $25.99 US/ $27.99 CAN; 9781621451112
Based on the latest science, the 21-Day Tummy diet targets excess weight and belly fat while addressing the most common digestive disorders.
Here is what you get:
- a 3 week plan plus a 5 day jump-start for weight loss
- Over 50 slimming, soothing recipes that also include snacks and desserts
- A Frequently asked questions section
- A well designed program to help YOU identify your personal food triggers so you can begin eating the foods that you tolerate well.
We love to eat but that doesn’t mean our stomachs always enjoy digesting what we put in them. Add to this the fact that our nation is heavier than it’s ever been, and it’s clear that our tummies don’t just need to function better, they need to be smaller. In general, smaller stomachs digest food more effectively, and that’s why dropping the pounds isn’t just a matter of vanity but of health.
21-Day Tummy is a fun, easy guide to healthy eating that will have a smaller, healthier you feeling better than, well, possibly ever!
Liz Vaccariello is the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, one of the world’s largest media brands, with 26 million readers. A journalist with 20+ years experience in health and nutrition, she’s also the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Digest Diet, The 400-Calorie Fix and Flat Belly Diet!. Vaccariello regularly appears on national programs such as Good Morning America and The Doctors, and has been featured on The Biggest Loser, Today, Rachel Ray, and The View. Previously, Liz was the editor-in-chief of Prevention. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin daughters. Her blog, Losing it with Liz, lives on rd.com. She has over 3,000 followers on Twitter (@LizVacc).
Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN, is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the nutrition and wellness field, specializing in digestive disorders. Kate completed her postgraduate training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS, she has been interviewed in many national publications, including Ladies Home Journal and Fitness magazine. She lives and practices in Boston, Massachusetts.
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*Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. The book for myself and the giveaway have been provided by Reader’s Digest. All thoughts belong to me.*