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The New Abs Diet for Women: What You Can Eat continued...

4. Dairy: Fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese

5. Instant Oatmeal: Unsweetened, unflavored

6. Eggs

7. Turkey and other lean meats. Lean steak, chicken, fish

8. Peanut Butter – All-natural, sugar-free.

9. Olive Oil

10. Whole-Grain Breads and Cereals

11. Extra- Protein powder(Whey)

12. Raspberries and Other Berries

Eat six mini meals a day with an emphasis on protein, prescribed at every meal to keep you feeling satisfied and to repair muscles. Meals are centered on power foods showcased in three weeks of diet plans and recipes. Calories range from 1400-1600 daily.

Drink plenty of water, limit alcohol to 2-3 drinks per week, and once weekly you can splurge on a cheat meal and eat anything you like.

What's not on the menu are refined carbs, baked goods, sugar, white rice, pasta, high fructose corn syrup, fried foods, margarine, foods made with partially hydrogenated oils, whole-fat dairy, fatty meats, saturated fat, and trans fats.

The New Abs Diet for Women: How It Works

The No. 1 predictor of weight gain is dieting, Zinczenko says. He advocates six small meals daily to keep the body well fed with healthy food to encourage burning fat while retaining muscle.

Power foods, healthy proteins, and slow-burning carbs -- along with resistance exercise -- is the crucial mix for keeping muscle mass and accelerating fat loss, Zinczenko says.

Though The New Abs Diet for Women claims not to be a diet, it is indeed a diet with a detailed plan. It's not a short-term diet, though -- it's a healthy eating plan that Zinczenko wants women to use for life.

Designed to improve your appearance and your health, the plan can also lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce risk of diabetes and certain forms of cancer, Zinczenko says.

The New Abs Diet for Women: Experts' Views

Eating six small meals per day (with protein at every meal and lots of healthy foods in controlled portions) and regular exercise are the strengths of The New Abs Diet for Women, says Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, Georgia State University nutrition professor emeritus.

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