Flat bellies are fab. But they’re not just for celebrities with access to trainers and nannies. You can slim your middle, too, and our 21-day flat belly meal plan is a delicious place to start.

This flat belly meal plan incorporates foods that will help trim the waistline. Some foods, like salmon and chicken, offer protein to build muscle tissue, which burns more calories than fat tissue. Healthy fats, like those found in avocados, are an important part of this meal plan too because they boost belly fat burn.

We’ve also included fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to offer fiber that will satisfy the appetite. Foods for a flat belly that include fiber provide another important advantage: they keep the digestive system moving, combating constipation and bloating that makes the waistline look like it belongs on that big white dough boy.

Like all our weight loss menus, this flat belly meal plan is flexible. Don’t like artichokes? Swap out an artichoke-based meal with one of our many Healthy Recipe Ideas. Have lots of unexpected leftovers from dinner? Feel free to enjoy them for a slimming lunch or dinner the following day.

21-Day Flat Belly Meal Plan

Day 1

protein breakfast salmon and eggs on toast recipe

Breakfast: Protein Salmon and Eggs on Toast
Lunch: Chicken Pesto Pita
Dinner: Southwestern Spaghetti Squash with a green salad


Day 2

cucumber with feta and herb salad

Breakfast: ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries
Lunch: Cucumber with Feta and Herb Salad
Dinner: Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken  [Save a portion for lunch on Day 3.]

Day 3

Peanut Butter and Fresh Raspberries on Toast

Breakfast: Peanut Butter and Fresh Raspberries on Toast
Lunch: Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken [Leftover from dinner on Day 2.]
Dinner: Simply Sautéed Lemon Tilapia with Balsamic Roasted Carrots



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