21-Day Tummy: The Revolutionary Food Plan that Shrinks and Soothes Any Belly Fast

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Based on the latest science, the 21-Day Tummy diet targets excess weight and belly fat while addressing the most common digestive disorders.

Relieve digestive issues and shrink your waistline with the new, sensitive stomach meal plan from Liz Vaccariello, the New York Times? best-selling author of The Digest Diet and Flat Belly Diet Series.

Lose the Belly Bloat and feel better fast 21-Day Tummy is designed specifically for people with ...

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Overview

Based on the latest science, the 21-Day Tummy diet targets excess weight and belly fat while addressing the most common digestive disorders.

Relieve digestive issues and shrink your waistline with the new, sensitive stomach meal plan from Liz Vaccariello, the New York Times® best-selling author of The Digest Diet and Flat Belly Diet Series.

Lose the Belly Bloat and feel better fast 21-Day Tummy is designed specifically for people with temperamental tummies. You'll whittle your middle and discover which foods protect you from the main causes of digestive discomfort.

Say good-bye to your grumbling belly and start feeling good again. Let the 21-Day Tummy show you how!

Inside you'll find:

  • An easy-to-follow 21-day eating plan that minimizes shocking Belly Bully foods that cause discomfort and weight gain, while piling on soothing Belly Buddy foods.
  • more than 50 scrumptious recipes such as Tomato-Ginger Flank Steak, Chunky Chicken Couscous, Twice-Baked Potato with Pepper Hash, and Almost-Pumpkin Mini Pies.
  • inspirational stories and advice from real readers who tried the plan—one lost 19 pounds, another 4 ½ belly inches, and everyone improved their digestive symptoms in just 3 weeks!
  • an optional equipment-free workout plan that helps to both sculpt and sooth your stomach with a mix of core strengthening, walking, and yoga.
21-Day Tummy is a fun, easy guide to healthy eating that will have a smaller, healthier you feeling better than, well, possibly ever!
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/16/2013
Health journalist Vaccariello (The Digest Diet) presents a three-week program designed to resolve symptoms of five common digestive disorders and the belly bulge that accompanies them. The same diet that alleviates gastro-intestinal problems like heartburn and acid reflux, gas and bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome also results in a flat stomach. Exploring the connection between digestion and weight, explaining the role of gut bacteria, and identifying diet as the major cause behind the chronic inflammation, she advises how to “die away digestive disorders.” A 3-phase, day-by-day food plan, featuring over 50 recipes, shows readers how to calm their sensitive stomachs, enjoy delicious dining, flatten those tummies, and lose an average of 6–10 lbs. With lively writing, inviting four-color format, pull-outs, sidebars, nine personal success stories (including the author’s), and enticing photography, this book is a winner. 50 color photos. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621451112
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 12/26/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 14,174
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Liz Vaccariello is the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, one of the world’s largest media brands, with 26 million readers. A journalist with 20+ years experience in health and nutrition, she’s also the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Flat Belly Diet!, The 400-Calorie Fix, and The Digest Diet. Vaccariello regularly appears on national programs such as Good Morning America and The Doctors, and has been featured on The Biggest Loser, Today, Rachel Ray, and The View. Previously, Liz was the editor-in-chief of Prevention. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin daughters. Her blog, Losing it with Liz, lives on rd.com. She has over 3,000 followers on Twitter (@LizVacc).

Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the nutrition and wellness field, specializing in digestive disorders. Kate completed her postgraduate training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS, she has been interviewed in many national publications, including Ladies Home Journal and Fitness magazine. She lives and practices in Medway, Massachusetts.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

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    21-Day Tummy not only aims to help you lose stubborn belly fat,

    21-Day Tummy not only aims to help you lose stubborn belly fat, it also is designed to help people deal with the stomach problems that plague so many people- gas and bloating, heartburn and acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
    Millions of Americans suffer from these stomach issues, and this book, written by Liz Vaccariello from Reader's Digest, along with Kate Scarlata, a registered dietician, share the science behind their methods in easy-to-understand language, and if you are one the people who suffer from any of the above stomach problems, this book is more than worth your time.
    Vaccariello recruited eleven people to try the diet with her (she lost 10 pounds in 21 days) and their stories are interspersed throughout the book. They lost of a total of 90 pounds in the three weeks, with the participating men losing slightly more than the women.
    The book's main goal is to balance gut flora (bacteria in the GI tract) and reduce inflammation by eating more magnesium-rich foods and anti-inflammatory fats and reducing carb-dense foods and carbs that ferment rapidly.
    They describe foods to avoid, called Belly Bullies, which include such surprising foods as garlic, onions, apples, asparagus and the popular agave sweetener, which contains fructose, a big no-no. Belly Buddies, foods that you should eat, include fiber-rich foods magnesium-rich foods like spinach, kale, peanut butter, bananas, blueberries, quinoa, whole oats, almonds, chia and pumpkin seeds and Greek yogurt.
    The book lays our the three-week meal plan, divided into three phases. Each day has its own page with a breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner menu. All of the meals seem very doable, with no crazy food supplements or ingredients that you have to shop for at specialty stores.
    Recipes follow the menu plan, and there are several I would like to try, including
    Scrambled Egg QuesadillaMini QuicheHearty Roasted Vegetable SoupGrilled Turkey Cutlets with Grape Salsa
    There is also a week-by-week shopping list, which is very helpful, and a simple exercise plan, with an interval walking workout and core routine laid out clearly and simply for the reader, with illustrations of the each exercise.
    With so many diets out there, including the Paleo Diet and Mediterranean Diet, the 21-Day Tummy Diet seems to be a sound, scientific way to lose belly fat and help people with their myriad digestive problems. The eleven people who tried the diet shared interesting results, including being able to eliminate prescription heartburn medication completely in one case.
    The website for the 21-Day Tummy contains more information, and there you can try the book free for 14 days to see if it can help you. 

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    21-Day Tummy. The Revolutionary Diet that Shrinks and Soothes An

    21-Day Tummy. The Revolutionary Diet that Shrinks and Soothes Any Belly Fast. Liz Vaccariello with Kate Scarlata.
    Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.

    Like so many people I’m always conscious of my weight and especially my tummy :( Now I’m a wheelchair user that's even more noticeable, so this book had me hooked just from the title! I'm reading it on kindle though – I love my kindle but have learned that some books such as this one are simply better in traditional format, where its easier to flick through and browse for what interests you.
    Its packed with useful information on many common ailments – those where we're not always ill, but where the effects of diet make us feel below par. Of course there's practical tips too for those who have problems such as arthritis, diabetes, irritable bowel, indigestion, all the illnesses that can be helped by a proper diet. Our portions have increased vastly over the years from what we actually need to eat, and add to that the way we eat so much processed food its no wonder our stomach and health is so often suffering.
    I found it really interesting reading. I like to think I’m quite aware of food and the healthy eating we need and yet...there were issues that hadn't occurred to m,e and were good to know. The recipes were practical and easy to follow even for a Brit reader – I love the US way of weighing using cups – though a stick of butter.... ? that needs looking up, likewise some foods: arugula, scallions, cilantro – google is my friend for telling what the UK name is :) Added to that there are some simple, easy to follow exercises that can be fitted into everyday life. Again some like the walking/standing ones are out for me, but the sitting/lying ones I’ll certainly try. After Xmas of course!! Jan always signals my resolve to get more healthy and maybe this year with the help of this book I’ll actually do it!
    All in all this is a really useful book for people looking to make the best of their bodies, to help them run at maximum efficiency and to make us not only look slimmer but to be slimmer.
    Stars: five. Excellent all round book, though buy the traditional format rather than ebook for easiest research .

    ARC supplied via Netgalley

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    No sample available ?

    No sample available ? I always read the sample before buying a book.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Interesting

    Saw the author on Dr Oz promoting this book. The minute she talked about having gas after every meal I knew I would be buying it. I too suffer from that. I also have a lot of trouble maintaining my weight even though I eat very healthy and do not over eat.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2013

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    What I love about 21-Day Tummy is that it isn't just a book on w

    What I love about 21-Day Tummy is that it isn't just a book on weight loss and diet management; it's unique in that it also places importance on the digestive tract. Many of the recipes and theories revolve around the bodily chemistry regarding certain foods and exercises, so this diet plan is one that targets both shedding pounds and metabolizing your digestive system.

    If you suffer from weight gain due to digestive slowdown, this is the perfect book for you. It is well backed and well explained, so anyone can follow and understand the logistics of the diet—even if you have minimal experience with dieting. That's what I love about Vaccariello's diet guides; they're so accessible!

    The recipes, as expected, are amazing. Just looking at the photographs makes my mouth water, and I love how each ingredient is elaborated upon. There are helpful lists of digestive do's and don't's throughout the book, which are entertaining and useful for the kitchen. Other helpful tools include measurement conversion charts, grocery shopping lists, green lights and red lights of foods (regarding how they'll treat your stomach), and myths about certain foods busted or confirmed.

    I find it really helpful that the regimen's goal is to not only flatten tummies, but also regulate the inner workings of the body. It takes the focus off the scale and tape measures, and places it onto feeling and being HEALTHY.

    Pros: Methodical, biologically sound approaches to dieting and improving the digestive system // Lots of tried-and-true recipes that are worth testing // Real-life testimonies and weight loss plans and interviews of successful dieters included

    Cons: Some recipes don't include pictures and are difficult to follow // I'm skeptical of the timeline. Although the book doesn't necessarily claim to change lives drastically in 21 days, it keeps dieters on a schedule that seems a bit too rigid

    Verdict: I personally was not really able to follow this diet book because it deals a lot with digestive issues rather than just wholesome, healthy eating, but I appreciate how specific the regimen is. It isn't something I could actually stick with—in fact, it doesn't seem very lenient—but I recommend Vaccariello's newest diet book for those who struggle with acid reflux and eating the right way due digestive problems. With the perfect amount of motivation and realistic, delicious-looking recipes, 21-Day Tummy helps you look and feel your best by using a targeted approach of not only eating well, but also taking care of what's on the inside.

    Rating: 7 out of 10 hearts (4 stars): Not perfect, but overall enjoyable; borrow, don't buy!

    Source: Complimentary copy provided by publicist in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you, FSB Media!).

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Love it!!!

    I love this book!!!! The recipes are simple and I have lost several inches.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Did not get the book.

    I cant write a review as the book hasn't shown up on my i pad.Will I get a refund?

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Great idea but recipes need to be portioned out for different size people.

    I followed the diet for 10 days, lost 3 pounds but found almost all of the recipes to be labor-intensive and time-consuming. Need some quickies mixed in. I also made the whole recipe and found that there were 4 servings for large males but not suitable for the average,moderately active female. Then I would have too many leftover helpings (there were 2 of us at each meal) and the refrigerator started to overflow. I started making 1/2 the recipe and that worked better. LOVED THE SNACKS! Best ever. And loved the baked potatoes with red peppers - would make that recipe frequently. I will probably pick and choose recipes intermittently in the future. I am still seeking an easy-to-follow, quick weight loss (especially in January) regime that requires less prep time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    so helpful

    so much info in this book; it gives me hope that I might start feeling better

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Good Idea

    I really never thought my favorite fruits and vegetables would be my gassy enemies. I start almost every dish I cook w/garlic and onions ... who would have thought they are a major culprit! I DID try this for almost two weeks and felt a major difference in my belly and that bloat feeling. I pretty much scanned the book; a little wordy. Has a lot of good advise, takes a lot of perseverance to continue 100%.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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