Bye-Bye Ab Flab
Tighten that tummy
Here’s how to slim your stomach, whether you have a month, a week—or just a day.
this workout is sure to really flatten that tummy!
If you've got 24 hours: Drop up to an inch from your belly by debloating, says our Senior Food and Nutrition Editor Frances Largeman-Roth, RD. Here's what to eat:
Power over the puff
Build meals around plain grilled chicken or seafood, and steamed veggies, such as zucchini, carrots, and asparagus.
Try these recipes:
Grilled Chicken Breasts Provencal
Parchment-Baked Halibut With Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots
Green means good
More flab-erasing tricks
• Drink mostly water (add a squeeze of citrus for flavor), and avoid carbonated sips.
• Skip processed foods, soda, gum, and alcohol—they’ll puff you up. Also avoid foods that create belly-expanding gas, like beans, cereals with added fiber, and raw cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower.
If you've got some more time
If you've got a week:
Drop up to five pounds with our 1,200-calories-per-day plan at Health.com/week-long-diet. (About half the loss will be first-week water weight.)
If you've got a month: Knock off up to 10 pounds by combining our workout with any 1,350-calories-per-day diet. Try our yummy plan with recipes at Health.com/month-long-diet.)