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A flat, firm belly and strong abs are the status symbol of the day. It is the ultimate sign of overall fitness, and it tells others that you exercise, eat right, and take darn good care of yourself! Besides being attractive, the owners of flat bellies are far less likely to deal with a slew of unsavory health issues like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. The great news is that earning a chiseled middle is not a very complicated task. You heard right! With a simple yet strategic plan for eating and a variety of well-rounded abdominal exercises, you too can whittle your middle and toss that girdle in the garbage.

The following is the formula for a flat belly: Create a strong core (abdominal and back muscles) while losing any excess body fat you may have. Tons of people have very strong abdominal muscles, yet they still boast bulging midsections. It doesn't matter how strong your abs are; if you are overweight your belly will not be flat. Once you change your eating habits with recipes like the ones included in this book, you'll be amazed at how quickly your waist will shrink and your abdominals will shine!

Eighty percent of weight loss comes as a result of wise food choices. That's why The Everything® Flat Belly Cookbook will prove to be such a valuable tool for you. The recipes included in it are low in fat and calories, high in fiber, and often packed with protein. This is a surefire formula to streamline your efforts in the kitchen. Many of the recipes are quick and easy to make, which is important in getting you to make them. Some of them are fancy and complicated, just so you can feel super savvy while hosting dinner parties.

Live off the recipes in this book for at least a few months, and choose restaurant meals that are similar to the recipes you find here. Eventually, eating for a flatter belly will come naturally to you. This is not a diet. These recipes are designed to provide you a variety of healthy choices to make a new lifestyle. Once you lose your extra body weight and your belly looks like that of a movie star, don't even consider going back to your old eating habits. They are gone forever. Adios, big-belly food!

On top of 300 recipes, you'll find photos and descriptions of some fabulous abdominal exercises. Your mission is to spend between five and fifteen minutes a day three times a week training your abdominal muscles from here on out. Achieving and maintaining a sturdy core will provide the perfect structure for a flat and toned waistline. You can also help the process along by aggressively pursuing a variety of challenging cardiovascular and strength-building exercises. Balance work and flexibility training are important as well.

A flat belly is the result of a big-picture attitude about health and fitness. If you truly want to earn and keep a flat belly, you're going to have to up the ante in all areas of your life. Eat better and sleep better. Elevate the difficulty and frequency of your workouts. Do this and the flat belly you earn will stick with you for a lifetime and make your life great!

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