Get a Flat Belly in 10 Days
Get a flat belly in 10 days
Do you want to lose 10lbs in 10 days/ get a flat belly in 10 days? Marisa Peer tells you how it is possible to do this. Lose 10 lbs in 10 days and get a flat belly – it is simple when you follow this simple plan…
World renowned diet expert Marisa Peer reveals how you could shed 10lb in 10 days
As the days get hotter and we peel off winter layers, one thing everyone wants is a flat belly. And top dietician Marisa Peer says there’s still time.
Start following this simple plan now, and watch the flab melt away….
How it Works
The key to making your body a fantastic fat-burning machine is to avoid starchy carbs… because they make you cling on to fat reserves.
Our bodies were not designed to eat carbs and can do very well without them. Avoiding them for 10 “hard core” diet days is the key to weight loss.
You won’t feel hungry, and the pounds will fall off – from your stomach first, as this is where fat from carbs is stored. This is why beer drinkers and those who over-indulge in bread, pastries and pasta have a big tummy.
In America they call it a carb body. Carbs also cause huge bloating – cut them out and you will beat the bloat. The hormone insulin plays a vital part. Its role is to store fat, so it’s almost impossible to lose weight once you have eaten carbs because when you eat any starchy or sugary food, insulin levels go up.
For example: if you eat carbs five times a day – cereal for breakfast, biscuit mid-morning, sandwich for lunch, another biscuit mid-afternoon, then potatoes or pasta with dinner – your body will be constantly cranking out insulin, making it impossible to lose weight. People with weight problems have a problem with insulin and fat storage that their naturally skinny friends don’t.
It’s not fair, but it’s better to accept this fact and work with it. Athletes load up on carbs precisely because the body stores them, whereas body-builders avoid them before competing so their body burns fat and their muscles are more defined. Protein is a building food. The body uses it to build muscle and bones, so if you eat chicken and vegetables, the body will use it rather than store it. If you eat pasta or risotto your body will store that for later and continue to store it, as “later” never happens.
The body works harder to digest protein too, using up more calories and increasing your metabolic rate. Skinny people who can eat anything because they have a fantastic metabolism are a real minority. So you must avoid bread, pasta, noodles, rice, cake, pastry, biscuits and potatoes and anything with sugar in it.
You must also cut out dairy because lactose is milk sugar. Avoid salt too – it makes your body tissues store fluid, so cutting it out helps you on your way to a flat tum. After the 10 days, limiting carbs or not eating them after lunch is the secret to keeping the weight off. But no booze…it’s full of sugar.
It may seem daunting but remind yourself that you have the rest of your life to eat – but right now you want to drop 10lbs.
Stick to this plan and you won’t feel hungry. There are no side-effects, no bad breath and no constipation.
Large enough meals to not feel hungry – so don’t skimp on portions.
You should have a fist-sized amount of protein, 2-3 fistfuls of veggies, four of salad and a palm-sized amount of nuts at main meals.
Do drink green tea – it is proven to burn body fat, especially around the waist. If you don’t like the taste, have capsules. Or try red bush tea (Rooibos), white tea and fruit teas – all without milk.
The aim is to burn fat. So cut carbs… and get moving!
- Anything late at night
- Bread or pasta
- Noodles or rice
- Cakes or biscuits
- Salt or sugar
- Processed food
- …and no alcohol
Your Menu Plan
Choose a different breakfast, lunch and dinner each day from these menus – and watch your belly shrink!
Three eggs – either scrambled with olive oil OR a three-egg omelette cooked in oil. Remember no milk or butter. Add mushrooms, herbs or onions for flavour.
Soya yogurt with 10-15 almonds or a spoonful of seeds. Choose from sunflower, hemp, sesame, linseeds or pumpkin (or a dessert spoon of mixed seeds and nuts). Add a teaspoon of cinnamon – it speeds up your metabolism.
Real porridge oats – use water instead of cow’s milk to cook them. Add a little soya or rice milk, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a few seeds or nuts to push up the protein. Use between 40g to 60g of dry oats mixed with a half to a third of a pint of water.
Salad made with 4-602 of either fish, chic ken, turkey or eggs. For vegetarians use 4oi of tofu and a fist -sized amount of nuts and seeds. Usegreen salad vegetables like lettuce, celery, spinach, watercress, cucumber and a little oil and vinegar for dressing.
One portion of chicken or a lean steak with green vegetables Iike spinach or beans.
A portion of ham – such as parma ham – with two baked or chopped peppers.
Any protein-based soup such as chicken and vegetable, lentil and ham, or pea and ham -make your own if you can.
Baked sweet potatoes or yams, filled with tuna, tinned salmon or sweetcorn.
Soya yogurt – with a few seeds.
Six one-inch cubes of feta cheese with six cherry tomatoes.
A few spoonfuls of hummus with a fistsized amount of raw vegetables. Handful of raw nuts.
Green apple or pear.
Half a punnet of strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
Celery with sugar-free peanut butter.
Portion of chicken or turkey with roasted veg such as onions, peppers, leeks, celery, mushrooms, garlic.
Carb-free shepherd’s pie: use lean beef or turkey mince and top with mashed cauliflower with a little olive oil.
Two peppers roasted and stuffed with minced turkey, lamb or beef.
Cod or salmon with green veg. Prawn omelette, or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with a green salad.
Frittata made with eggs, mushrooms, onions, peppers and ham.
Stir-fried egg noodles with chicken strips and veg such as carrots, broccoli or cabbage.
Drink plenty of green, rooibos, white and fruit tea.
Now I have a bikini body
Jacqueline Herbert, 41, who lives with husband John, 43, and 12-year old daughter Morgan in Wickford, Essex, has lost five-and-a-half stone on Marisa’s plan. She says: I’d been overweight since my teens and tried every diet going. While I managed to lose a stone or so each time, I always put it back on – usually with more to follow.
At my heaviest, in my early 20s, I was 14-and-a-half stone and wore a size 20. I’m only five foot one so I didn’t carry the weight well. After I had my daughter Morgan, the weight kept creeping on.
So when a friend told me about Marisa’s scheme I thought I’d try it. As soon as I started following the plan, the weight began to drop off. I lost two stone in the first two months and by the end of six months, I’d lost another two.
I’m now nine stone – my dream weight. My stomach is unbelievably flat and I wear a bikini on my holidays – something I thought I’d never do. The plan is easy to stick to as well. I eat so much of the allowed foods that I never feel hungry. I have cut wheat out of my diet entirely and I don’t miss it at all. I have retrained my tastebuds. This is my way of life now – and I’m much happier.
Tips to Make it Easier
Once you’ve used the menu plan below for 10 days, stick to these tips to maintain your new, fab weight – and stop the pounds creeping back on.
Eat hot spices: they can boost calorieburning by up to 15 per cent. Chillies speed up metabolism and reduce hunger. Herbs cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, cardamom and ginseng generate body heat and promote weight loss.
Use Marigold bouillon: It’s a healthier vegetable alternative to salt.
Dairy is your enemy: Cow’s milk is to nourish calves and gives them a 300 per cent weight gain in a year. Milk literally sends a message to cells that says GROW! Fully-grown human cells get a similar message. And cheese is a concentrated growth hormone.
Avoid processed food: It’s full of additives which slow the metabolism: Our ancestors didn’t eat 70 per cent of what we do today. Our bodies and metabolism can’t adapt. Only eat food you recognise as a natural – your body can digest it and burn it off. And that doesn’t include margarine, pretzels and doughnuts! Ideally, eat only food that grows or roams: nothing processed or refined.
Never eat late at night: Primitive man got up at dawn and retired as it got dark. Eating too late leaves our bodies full of undigested food. Our metabolism slows down dramatically at night even if we are awake because nature assumes we’re sleeping. Our heart-rate slows down and digestion is more difficult.
Keep NEAT: That means non-exerciseactivity-thermogenesis. Continuous movement can burn off 200 calories a day. Those who fidget, twiddle pens, tap or rotate their feet, swing a crossed leg or bounce on their heels off the floor burn more calories.
Go nuts: Keep a packet of unsalted almonds in your handbag so you always have something healthy to snack on.
Eat linseeds: They’re great for boosting metabolism.
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