The 3 day tummy trimming diet plan

We women are putting our health at risk with our wobbly tummies. But no more! Follow this three day plan to slim your waist and get you healthy...

Us women have always battled the old waistline, but new findings show we're all creeping over the healthy mark and need to get those tummies in check for the good of our health. 

The average waist size for women in the UK is 4.9cm larger than recommended as healthy, the new research has found.

The survey of 54,000 women carried out by Britain’s largest healthcare charity Nuffield Health shows that the vast majority of women assessed had a waist size in the ‘high health risk’ category.

Not only does this not look great in your bikini, but carrying weight around your middle significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, infertility, not to mention heart and liver disease and type 2 diabetes. Cripes!

So, what’s the key to a trimmer tummy?

Nutritional Therapist, Alison Stork from Nuffield Health recommends a diet that delivers a full range of important vitamins and minerals, which will help keep you full and regulate fat storage.

Try Alison’s three day tummy trimming plan to kick start that waist weight loss:

Day 1

Breakfast
Porridge with a tablespoon of crushed, mixed seeds (pumpkin, linseed, sunflower)

Yogurt is magic for the tum. Nutritionist Rania Batayneh recommends yogurt, “The probiotic bacteria in most yogurts help keep your digestive system healthy, which translates into a lower incidence of

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Yogurt is magic for the tum. Nutritionist Rania Batayneh recommends yogurt, “The probiotic bacteria in most yogurts help keep your digestive system healthy, which translates into a lower incidence of gas, bloating, and constipation, which can keep your tummy looking flat." Ideally go for the plain-flavoured yogurts, that don’t contain added sugars.

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Lunch
Vegetable and Lentil Soup
Dinner

Grilled Salmon with salad and new potatoes
Snacks
Plain yoghurt with fresh fruit Day 2
Breakfast

Boiled Egg with a slice of wholemeal toast
Lunch

Jacket sweet potato with hummus and mixed salad
Dinner

Stir fry chicken & vegetables with brown rice
Snacks

Fresh Fruit and a small handful of unroasted, unsalted nuts

Day 3
Breakfast

Fresh fruit with plain yoghurt and a dessertspoon of mixed nuts & Seeds
Lunch

Sardines on toasted rye or wholegrain bread with grilled tomato and a sprinkle of herbs & green salad
Dinner

Lentil Dahl with mixed steamed vegetables
Snacks

Oatcake with cottage cheese

We're on it! Slimmer tummies here we come…

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