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Get a flat tummy fast!

Monday, November 13, 2006

A toned and taut Kirstie Alley reveals how you too can look amazing in a cossie.

Kirstie worked hard to get into shape for her bikini debut on Oprah. She went hiking every morning for an hour, then tried for an afternoon workout of weights, circuit training, pilates or yoga. She also followed a 5000kJ-a-day Jenny Craig diet plan and drank at least six glasses of water to help her feel full and flush out toxins. She says the slow, sensible diet left her feeling energetic rather than tired and cranky. Kirstie insists she doesn't have a personal trainer or her own chef and simply weighs in weekly with a Jenny Craig consultant.

Her five secrets for success:

  1. Have a carb curfew
    Try not to eat starchy foods like pasta and potatoes after lunch and don't eat after 8pm. And try catching up with friends for low-kilojoule drinks rather than dinner.

  2. Have a fruity morning
    Have a piece of fruit for morning tea. It cleanses your system and is great for getting a nice flat tummy for the day ahead.

  3. Get a gym buddy
    Arrange to go to exercise classes with a friend, because once you've made that appointment, you won't want to let them down.

  4. Eat more fibre
    Fibre is essential for a flat tummy. It aids the digestive system by soaking up water in the gut, softening food and making it easier to eliminate from the body.

  5. Chew your food properly
    If you don't chew properly, it may lead to wind and bloating. The process of chewing also alerts the stomach to start producing hydrochloric acid, which it needs to digest its contents.


Follow Kirstie's five-day eating plan for a toned tum in a flash!

MONDAY
BREAKFAST
1 small bowl of cereal with 1 glass low-fat milk
SNACK — 2 kiwifruit, 1 small tub fat-free yoghurt
LUNCH
Ham, reduced-fat cheese and tomato jaffle, garden salad, 1 tomato
SNACK — 1 apple
DINNER
Char-grilled chicken, 1 cup green beans
SNACK — 1 small piece of chocolate

TUESDAY
BREAKFAST
1 small bowl of cereal with 1 glass low-fat milk
SNACK — Low-fat muesli bar
LUNCH
Beef pie, garden salad, 1 carrot
SNACK — 1 kiwi fruit, 1 pear
DINNER
Grilled crumbed fish wedges, garden salad
SNACK — 1 kiwifruit, 1 small tub low-fat yoghurt

WEDNESDAY
BREAKFAST
Low-fat Swiss choc drink, 1 apple
SNACK — 1 banana
LUNCH
Broccoli and reduced-fat cheese baked potato, garden salad, 1 tomato
SNACK — 1 small tub fat-free yoghurt
DINNER
Beef lasagne, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup green beans
SNACK — 1 small slice of low-joule cheesecake

THURSDAY
BREAKFAST
1 small bowl of cereal with 1 glass low-fat milk
SNACK — 1 pear
LUNCH
Chicken pasta salad, garden salad, 1 carrot
SNACK — Fruit muesli cookie
DINNER
Minestrone, 1 slice bread, 20g reduced fat cheese, 1 tomato
SNACK — 2 kiwifruit, 1 small tub low-fat yoghurt

FRIDAY
BREAKFAST
Wholemeal pancakes, 1 banana
SNACK — Low-fat muesli bar
LUNCH
Pasta with low-fat sour cream and chives, garden salad, 45g lean ham
SNACK — 1 apple
DINNER
Roast beef with oven potatoes, 1 cup broccoli
SNACK — 1 small tub low-fat yoghurt

Watch Woman's Day editor Alana House talking to A Current Affair about Kirstie's amazing weight loss.
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