I subscribe to Prevention Magazine and their publisher (Rodale) has heavily promoted first the SB diet, and now the Belly Fat Cure. One of the things I noted was they want you to include a MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acid) food with each meal, such as nuts, peanut butter, olives or olive oil, dark chocolate or avocados. These foods are all good choices on SB too, so there are a lot of similarities. It also has an initial period of the diet designed to jump start loss & reduce bloat. Kind of like SB Phase I only you have to drink "sassy water".
The basic Flat Belly Diet plan is a 1,600-calorie Mediterranean-style diet with an emphasis on wholesome, unrefined foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, seeds, lean protein, and very little red meat (once a month). Very similar except for the limits on the red meat.
Last edited by murphmitch; 07-31-2010 at 05:45 PM.