7 Breakfast Ideas for the Abs Diet

7 Breakfast Ideas for the Abs Diet

The Abs Diet was created by editor-in-chef of Men’s Health Magazine, David Zinczenko. This diet is designed to help you reshape your body, specifically your stomach in 6 weeks. The meal plan promotes particular foods that will help you burn off fat and build muscle mass. On the Abs Diet, you focus on eating foods that are high in fiber, nutrient and protein. The recommended foods use the acronym ABSDIETPOWER, which stands for Almonds, Beans, Spinach, Dairy, Instant Oatmeal, Eggs, Turkey, Peanut Butter, Olive Oil, Whole Grains, Extra-Protein Powder and Raspberries.

On this diet, you eat six small meals a day: breakfast, AM snack, lunch, PM snack, dinner and evening snack. Below are several breakfast suggestions for dieters on the Abs Diet:

1. Abs Diet Smoothie

  • ½ cup 1% milk
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal, soften by microwaving with 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp low fat or fat free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp chocolate whey protein
  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • 3 ice cubes

Combine above ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

2. Eggs Beneficial Sandwich

  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp flaxseed, ground
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 slice Canadian bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup orange juice

Whisk together the eggs in a bowl. Add flaxseed to the eggs. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray. Add the eggs and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomato, bacon and any other vegetables. Serve with toast and orange juice.

3. Banana Smoothie

  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup low fat or fat free vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ cup 1% milk
  • 1 tsp whey protein
  • 3 ice cubes

Combine above ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

4. Cereal, Fruit and Toast

  • 1 cup All-Bran cereal
  • 1 cup 1%, fat free or skim milk
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 orange

Enjoy the cereal with berries and milk. Serve with the side of bread smeared with peanut butter and an orange.

5. Strawberry Smoothie

  • ¼ cup low fat or fat free yogurt
  • ½ cup 1% milk
  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp whey protein
  • 3 ice cubes

Combine above ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.

6. Ham and Cheese Sandwich

  • 1 whole wheat pita or 2 pieces of whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 2 slices of turkey or ham deli meat
  • 1 ½ tsp low fat or fat free cream cheese
  • Spinach or lettuce

Spread the cream cheese on the bread. Top with spinach and deli meat. Enjoy.

7. Berry Smoothie

  • 1/3 cup instant oatmeal, soften by microwaving with 3 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup fat free milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen mixed berries, raspberries and strawberries
  • 1 tsp whey protein
  • 3 ice cubes

Combine above ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.