Day 17: Brett Hoebel's 30 Day Flat Belly Challenge
Turkey Meatballs. Carmelize onions in olive oil; add some garlic (or garlic powder), pepper, and add to ground turkey! I also add a raw egg to ground turkey for extra protein. Cook as you would normal meatballs. (Not sure if tomatoes are allowed on the flat belly diet, but I did smash one up with my meatballs. My friend dipped hers in hummus for extra flavor).
Margarita Chicken: Marinate chicken in lime juice, garlic, and black pepper. Grill chicken and serve on a bed of lettuce. Add a low-sugar, low-cal dressing!
Boiled Shrimp: Boil raw shrimp in boiling water with a touh of Cajun seasoning for five minutes. Peel and eat. (I love to eat them plain; other times I add to green salad or even an omelette!)
On to another subject, I have really missing "carbs" the past few days. I had a moment of weakness on Sunday night, and ate a side of mac & cheese at a restaurant. For two days I kept craving more!! It took a lot of willpower but I stayed clear of "white flour" products (bread and pasta) and drank lots of extra water! And, I keep reminding myself, it's only 30 days, and I am more than half way there!!
As for exercise, if you find Brett's workout too challenging, try this one for the first couple of days until you get stronger. (You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0efO4hh60c). It's what I had to do. I feel my stomach muscels getting stonger, but am still doing "modified" exercises. I know I have a ways to go, and am hoping to lose a couple of inches (not necessarily get a six pack look in 30 days, ha...that would be impossible!)
How are you guys doing? Any special tricks or recipes you want to share?
Disclaimer: I am not in the medical profession and am not offering medical advice. You must see your own physician to discuss how dieting may affect your health.