Because: "Flaxseeds speed transit time through the intestine, while the bacteria in live yogurt keeps the gut healthy."
Authors Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, claim that in 32 days, you can lose up to 15 pounds and drop belly fat by following their plan:
Now for the fine print: The kind of fat matters. The plan focuses on monounsaturated fats, which you get from olive oil, nuts, and other plant foods.
Start with Some Fiber-Loaded Oatmeal.
This morning ritual works on two levels. First, a study found an association getting between early morning sunlight and having a lower BMI. Researchers speculate that the morning light helps regulate your body's circadian clock. Throwing off your internal clock might alter how your body processes food and lead to weight gain. But what really stunned Chesler was the improvement in her cardiovascular ability. Before starting the Zero Belly Diet, Chesler's heart rate would typically soar to 112 beats per minute (bpm) within moments of starting her exercise bike workout. "After the first week and a half I could not raise my heart rate over 96 bpm with the same workout," she says. "It was great to see a change in the mirror, and even better to know good things were happening that I couldn't even see." (In addition to a.m. strolls, try out these exercises that can help burn belly fat in 2 weeks.)
If this diet ultimately gets you to follow the Mediterranean diet, then it’s a good thing. That’s a winning strategy and one that has been linked to weight loss in multiple medical studies.
Weight loss isn’t the only benefit of doing a cleanse. Detoxing your body can help with everything from boosting your energy levels to balancing your hormones, to keeping your cravings at bay. Here are 6 awesome benefits of doing a cleanse, in addition to weight loss.
You must also drink 2 liters of water mixed with ginger root, cucumber, lemon, and mint leaves, which the book calls "sassy water."