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Sassy Water and the Flat Belly Diet: Jumpstart Your New Year

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Flat Belly Diet

Women are scrambling for the recipe for Sassy water, touted to reduce bloating, and give us a flat belly in just four days. The flat belly diet recipe is circulating the Internet.

The ingredients in Sassy water are so healthy, you should experience absolutely no side effects. Prevention editor-in-chief, Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, and author of the bestselling book, The Flat-Belly Diet, recommends Sassy water as a means to jumpstart the Flat Belly diet, guaranteed to show results in just thirty-two days.

Given the extreme interest, and the healthy benefit of the Flat Belly Diet, here is the Sassy water recipe, as near as we can find. We cannot completely guarantee the accuracy.

Sassy Water
2 liters water (approximately 8 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber sliced thinly and peeled
1 medium lemon sliced thinly
12 small spearmint leaves

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The Flat Belly Diet appears to be one of the most popular, effective and healthy diets in America. One week after releasing her book, the Flat Belly Diet became a best seller , for good reason. The diet is high in MUFA's, (Monounsaturated fatty acids), and is well backed by research that shows MUFA's target belly fat, and promote overall health. MUFA rich foods include all nuts, peanut butter, olives, dark chocolate, and all oils except palm and coconut oil.

The Flat Belly Diet mandates that you drink Sassy water for four days before beginning the diet. Sassy water soothes the GI tract, and helps the body eliminate water. During the first four days of the Flat Belly Diet, women are told to avoid foods that cause bloating – highly processed foods, white breads and pasta, salt, gas producing vegetables and fruits, and carbonated beverages. Chewing gum is also to be avoided for four days. The result of just drinking Sassy water has yielded seven pounds of weight loss in just four days.

The healthy Flat Belly Diet then limits calories to 1600 calories a day, divided into four meals. It is a change of eating habits, designed to make sure you are never hungry. The meals include a MUFA food every four hours.

Researchers put nine overweight women on the Flat Belly Diet for twenty-eight days. The Flat Belly Diet resulted in a thirty-three percent weight loss. MRI images, before and after, excited researchers when they saw a definite reduction in belly fat, as well as an increase in overall better health, including lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Fat in the mid-section has repeatedly been shown to release a series of hormones that promote metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that ultimately causes diabetes, heart disease and possibly cancer.

We think the Flat Belly Diet is a great way to get a jump on the New Year. We are all tired of diets that either do not work, leave us hungry, or have unwanted and unhealthy effects . Better health and a slimmer waist are great goals for the New Year. Please consider the real benefits of the diet, rather than taking the Sassy water recipe as a quick fix for bloating. Eating right, combined with regular exercise, is the only sure way to keep belly fat off, and maintain good health.



This article alludes to a study done where women experienced a 33% weight loss. Who did the study? Did they publish the study? What is a "definite" reduction in body fat? That could mean anything. This isn't an article - it's an advertisement.
Hi, and thank you for your comment. The study was performed by David Katz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine. "Definite" refers to the 33% statistic. MRI's were performed that showed a reduction of fat in the belly. Also, the women underwent blood tests, that showed health improvements, such as cholesterol, as mentioned. The women lost an average of 8.4 pounds. We have no relationship with the diet or the book. I understand that the article might seem like an advertisement, but we would rather you accept it as information about the diet, as is the intended purpose. In fact, since it is healthy, we do feel it compares favorably to many other diets, and merely meant to review the potential. Please note, exercise is important, one component of the diet that perhaps is not emphasized enough, though the book does contain exercises. Replacing bad fat with healthy fat, as in MUFA's, may not target belly fat to the degree touted by the diet author, but it is still a healthy change, and weight loss will help flatten the belly. Again, thank you for your comment, Kathleen
so do you drink the water first -- how many days? then what is the 4 day diet? thank you
Yes, you drink the water first according to all I've read. To get the diet, you have to go buy the book from the author. It concentrates on eating healthy fats that are supposed to help rid us of belly fat. That may or may not be true, but the diet is a healthy one.
Is this something a husband and wife in their 70's can do together?
All these crazy weight loss fads are a little ridiculous to me. I don't feel the need to put ginger and a ton of other things in my water to make me healthier. Simply eating decent food and drinking a lot of water and working out keep me going. Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer</A>
I've been using Sassy Water for the past 2 days and continuing with my Weight Watchers (WW) program. I've been doing WW for over a year now and wanted to try the Sassy Water to see if it would jump start my weight loss. I'm within 10 pounds of my goal and have lost around 60 pounds. Instead of losing weight or maintaining, I've actually GAINED 4 pounds in 2 days, something I've never done on WW, and I've been sticking right to the WW program. As recommended by the Belly Fat diet, I've added the MUFA's to my diet, and I do count those in my WW points plus program, so I'm not going over on the daily allowance. Don't really know why Sassy Water would result in a weight gain for me. Has anyone else had this experience? I want to finish out the 4 days, and I have the day 3 pitcher in the refrigerator right now, but am a little afraid to continue.