The "Belly Off" Diet

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    Dec 30, 2009 6:03 PM GMT
    Hey everyone!

    So a book came across my desk over the holidays called "The Belly Off Diet" which is put out bu Men's Health Magazine. Has anyone tried it? Successes? Failures?

    What is peaking my interest is that there are menus, recipes and shopping lists to make make it so much easier to work with. (both online and in the book)

    I was reading online that the diet was (and still is) featured on the Men's Health online community since 2002.
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    Dec 31, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    I haven't heard of it, but it sounds like it's worth checking out. Maybe I'll give it a shot!
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    Dec 31, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidI haven't heard of it, but it sounds like it's worth checking out. Maybe I'll give it a shot!


    I bet you do not even have a belly omg.
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    Dec 31, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    Be careful buying anything published by Rodale Publishers, including Men's Health magazine. They send you unsolicited books and expect you to pay for them or send them back at your expense. If you do neither, they put it over to a collection agency. There has been a class action lawsuit against because of this practice.

    http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/rodale-books-c147169.html
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    Jan 01, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    I'm not worried about Rodale. The book came from my local library. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 01, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    The best "belly off" diet I know requires some will power but success is guaranteed: Have most of your fat and protein calories for breakfast and lunch. For dinner have only fruits and vegetables. No fat, no protein (not even in salad dressing). This way, your body will metabolize fat when you are sleeping.
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    Jan 04, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    uwsneil saidThe best "belly off" diet I know requires some will power but success is guaranteed: Have most of your fat and protein calories for breakfast and lunch. For dinner have only fruits and vegetables. No fat, no protein (not even in salad dressing). This way, your body will metabolize fat when you are sleeping.


    No dinner?icon_eek.gif That sounds like a fad to me.

    What I heard is best for losing your belly is based on the 'Flat Belly Diet For Men' book by Liz Vaccariello. I did some research and it seems quite promising- it's based around MUFA's (mono unsaturated fatty acids) such as avocados, dark chocolate and nuts. No starving involved. Mind you, the book is coming out in few months but there is a diet company (called Man-Diet) that is UK based and it has already launched the diet for delivery. It sounds really cool, I'm thinking to go on it, has anyone tried it yet?
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    Jan 04, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    uwsneil saidThe best "belly off" diet I know requires some will power but success is guaranteed: Have most of your fat and protein calories for breakfast and lunch. For dinner have only fruits and vegetables. No fat, no protein (not even in salad dressing). This way, your body will metabolize fat when you are sleeping.


    Silly diets...

    In my opinion, it doesn't matter when you eat. What is important is getting a proper balance of nutrients for your individual body needs. Some cultures eat big meals, others eat small meals...Whatever works for YOU.


    Joe
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:41 AM GMT
    i actually, in a moment of weakness ordered it and will be sending it back. most of the book is a testament to how great the diet is -- it's like a great big advertisement, except you've already bought the book! and i'm not too fond of the fact that the book itself costs 4 easy payments of $8, but then they tack on a $10 shipping fee -- you'd think that would insure that it gets to you overnight or something, but it took a week and a half to arrive. so the final price is $42 -- for a book that mostly talks about how great it is. nothing you can't get from a couple issues of men's health or men's fitness.

    fortunately i didn't give them my card info, so i can still return it.

    rodale seems kind of sketchy -- they do have my e-mail address and they've been inundating me with offers for other books and magazines of theirs. uggh. and of course theirs is the magazine that always promises things like "HOT SEX SHE'LL BEG YOU FOR!" or "SHE'LL WANT TO MAKE YOU HER SEX TOY WITH THESE TIPS!" etc...

    basically, the keys to the diet are: portion control, cut out sugars and simple carbs, get plenty of protein, eat four or five meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and a couple healthy snacks), interval training, at least four or five days a week working out and that at least 45 minutes to an hour each workout.

    most of the rest of the book is recipes, which you can get anywhere, and exercises, again, which you can get anywhere, including here.
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    Aug 23, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    i hate to say it but most of these fad books are hoping for people like you to spend your money chasing a dream that can only be obtained thru a lifestyle change in exercise and eating. no diet works, trust me i've been thru plenty. a determination to want to change and going for it, sticking with it and learning it as a lifestyle is what wins in the end.....hard shit but no easy answer as wall st. would have u believe. good luck, i've had that stuff around my middle forever and it gives me incentive to beat it...icon_smile.gif