Peanut Butter Diet
Recent studies show that the peanut butter diet not only helps you lose weight, but is easier to stick to than many other popular diets. Since peanut butter is a regular part of many people's diets to begin with and it tastes good to most people, many find it easy to maintain over a longer period of time.
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Typical daily meals under the Peanut Butter Diet
This is a reduced calorie diet wherein you can expect to eat between 4-6 tablespoons of peanut butter a day. A typical breakfast includes a banana, cereal, and milk. A standard lunch involves a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and an apple. You're even allowed a snack in between dinner and lunch and, not surprisingly, it involves more peanut butter. Dinner, however, is peanut butter free. A skinless chicken breast, chopped nuts, an avocado, and a salad compose one recommended meal.
Portion control and exercise on the Peanut Butter Diet
You still need to watch total calories and watch the size of your portions. When followed closely, the diet provides approximately 1500 calories per day for women and 2200 calories per day for men. It is also recommended that you get a fair amount of exercise - approximately 45 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, such as walking. The author, Holly McCord, claims that dieters will lose approximately 1/2 pound per week, which is a healthy and sustainable rate of weight loss.
Why the Peanut Butter Diet works
When compared to other diets, the peanut butter diet appears less demanding in terms of do's and don'ts. The reason the diet works is because it combines several scientifically-verified principles that encourage weight loss:
- Moderate calorie restriction
- Regular aerobic exercise every day
- Regular small meals and snacks throughout the day that encourage fat burning and discourage binge-eating
Quite simply, it is a slow weight loss diet that combines moderate calorie restriction with good aerobic exercise. Any comparable diet that combines negative energy balance (eating fewer calories than you burn) with exercise will tend to produce positive results. Calling it "The Peanut Butter Diet" is simply good marketing—peanut butter being a popular comfort food. As with any successful weight-loss strategy , the most important aspect is sustainability. You need to look at your options and decide which nutrition system will allow you to change your behavior over the long term. If you're a big fan of peanut butter, then this diet may be worth a try.
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