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The 7-Day Fat-Fighting Menu

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Tap into the slimming power of delicious superfoods like nuts, avocados, and dark chocolate. Here, we make it easy with a week's worth of healthy, satisfying options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7 Days of Fat-Melting Meals

Meet your new nutrition secret weapons: nuts, eggs, salmon, low-fat dairy, peanut butter, avocado, spinach, berries, whole grains, and dark chocolate. Each of these foods works in a different way to zap fat and make you sleeker, says Neva Cochran, RD, a nutrition consultant based in Dallas. The high protein content of nuts and eggs helps curb hunger and boost your calorie burn, meaning you'll eat less (and lose weight). "The calcium in dairy products trims your waist by increasing the activity of enzymes that break down fat cells. It also reduces levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your body to hang on to belly flab," Cochran explains. Whole grains, leafy greens, and berries are loaded with filling fiber, which has been proven to reduce your calorie intake. The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in peanut butter, avocados, olive oil, and salmon prevent abdominal fat from accumulating in the first place, research shows. And dark chocolate? "Indulging in a little bit every day keeps cravings under control, which helps you stick to a healthy diet," Cochran says. Get the ab-flattening benefits of these foods starting today.

Try the recipes on the following pages, aiming for a total of 1,500 calories a day. Mix, match, and slim down!

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richardwoodsm wrote:

i hate this @msvrendapearso1

9/27/2013 02:04:32 PM Report Abuse
tmmontgomery67 wrote:

A shopping list based on the menus would be great

1/17/2013 05:41:51 PM Report Abuse
bri3_2000 wrote:

Arrgh!! You can lose weight by simply cutting out saturated fat! (Not other fats because you need them) I lost 2 stone in 2.5 months doing that, stopping snacking and having smaller portions. If you cut out carbs your body will eat away it's muscle. Anyways... :D

9/5/2012 12:44:49 PM Report Abuse
mckellarcindy1 wrote:

Disappointed that these are not individual portions. For single people, having recipes for 6 portions just doesn't work

4/26/2012 10:28:54 AM Report Abuse
rgonzalez4079324 wrote:

I like it except that I am lactose intolerant, are there other breakfast ideas without yogurt or milk you can give me? Thanks,

4/21/2012 10:40:33 AM Report Abuse

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