Welcome to my third summer shape up. Last week on Shine I shared ways to get rid of belly bloat in a few days. Now, I am going to talk about MUFAs and how they can help you slim down for summer.
If you remember the dark days of dieting, i.e., the fat-free scourge of the early '90s followed by the great carb boycott a few years later, you should be overjoyed, as I am, that losing weight does not, and I mean NOT, require you to cut out an entire food group, ever. In fact some fats, like the healthy monounsaturated variety (known as MUFAs), actually help you lose weight faster, especially around your belly. These are the five MUFA food groups: Healthy oils, olives, avocados, nuts and dark chocolate. I'm all about weight-loss realism, so you obviously can't eat these foods in unlimited quantities but combining sensible MUFA portions with lean meats, healthy whole grains and fresh produce can help you lose weight faster and still look forward to eating your next meal. These are currentlyRead More »from 10 Top flat belly foods! (Summer shape up part 3)