21-Day Tummy: The Revolutionary Diet That Soothes and Shrinks Any Belly Fast

Liz Vaccariello, with Kate Scarlata. Reader’s Digest, $25.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-62145-111-2
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[t] 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.)
Reviewed on: 12/16/2013
Release date: 12/26/2013
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