Abs Diet Notes

4 Oct 2010 by flerly, Comments Off

When you adopt the Abs Diet, your blender should work out harder than Jack LaLanne. Smoothies are the easiest-and one of the best-possible meals you can make.  I’ll be saving my favorite smoothie recipes in the RECIPES category.

Mix and match your own smoothies, using any of these basic ingredients,

  • Low-fat yogurt  with low-fat milk as base
  • low-fat ice cream with low-fat milk as base
  • low-fat ricotta cheese, low-fat yogurt, skim-milk as base
  • ice cubes to thicken (3-6 to start)
  • flax seed (nutty tasting option packed with Omega-3s
  • whey powder (vanilla or chocolate)
  • instant oatmeal, nuked in water

Flavor with:

  • natural peanut butter
  • almonds or other nuts
  • fresh or frozen fruit
  • honey
  • low-sugar fruit juices (or concentrate)
  • cinnamon, lemon, lime or orange zest, or other spices
  • Stevia or other sweetener in small amounts to taste (add last only after you taste!)

Abs Diet Powerfoods – Eat More To Weigh Less:
Add at least six of these powerfoods to your diet a day and your body will have the fuel to become a fat-burning machine.

A: ALMONDS (and other nuts)

B: BEANS (and other legumes)

S: SPINACH (and other green vegetables)

D: DAIRY

I: INSTANT OATMEAL

E: EGGS

T: TURKEY (and other lean meats)

P: PEANUT BUTTER

O: OLIVE OIL

W: WHOLE GRAINS (breads and cereals)

E: EXTRA-PROTEIN POWDER (whey)

R: RASPBERRIES (and other berries)

Abs Diet Snacks

Snacks to Fill You Up Fast

Eat dairy or protein with a fruit, veggie, or complex carbohydrate to satisfy your hunger between meals
 

Most diet plans portray snacking as a failure. I want you to think of snacking as exactly the opposite — as a key to success! But the secret to effective snacking is doing so at the optimum time — about 2 hours before you’re scheduled to eat your next meal. That’ll be enough time to head off hunger pangs and keep you full enough to avoid a meltdown at mealtime. You have a lot of flexibility in what you use to snack. You could have a portion of a leftover from dinner, a sandwich, a smoothie, or a combination of some of the Abs Diet Powerfoods. To make it easier, pick one food from column A and one from column B. That will ensure your satiety.
A

Protein

2 teaspoons reduced-fat peanut butter

1 ounce almonds

3 slices low-sodium deli turkey breast

3 slices deli roast beef

Dairy

8 ounces low-fat yogurt

1 cup 1% milk or chocolate milk

3/4 cup low-fat ice cream

1 1/2 slices fat-free cheese

1 stick string cheese

B

Fruit or Vegetable

1 ounce raisins

Raw vegetables (celery, baby carrots, broccoli), unlimited

1 1/2 cup berries

4 ounces cantaloupe

1 large orange

1 can (11.5 ounces) low-sodium V8 juice

Complex Carbohydrate

1 or 2 slices whole-grain bread

1 bowl oatmeal or high-fiber cereal

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