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I know what you are thinking when you read the title of this article – Amazing peanut butter diet? I must be whacked out! How can you eat butter made from peanuts and still lose weight? But it is actually true.
There are some foodstuffs that boost your metabolism allowing you to burn calories faster. The diet industry calls them super foods. Peanut butter is full of protein which helps to build lean muscle. Muscles burn calories faster than other organs.
You will have to forgo the jelly and bread though so sandwiches are out of the picture. If you like smoothies, you can combine the butter with some blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. Add some ice and whisk it all up into a power shake. Of course you can’t drink bucket loads of this or sit eating jars of your favorite brand and expect to lose pounds.
Life doesn’t work like that.
You still need to follow a healthy eating program combined with daily exercise. But the sad truth is that most dieters fail as they feel miserable and deprived as soon as they hear the word diet. So if you follow a plan that allows you treats you are more likely to succeed.
You may also want to introduce other power foods such as green and black beans. They help fill you up without adding on loads of calories. You won’t always be hungry which is unusual particularly at the beginning of most weight loss courses. Eating four or five small meals a day rather than three large ones will also help you to keep shedding the pounds. The worst thing you can do is to try to starve yourself as your body will think you are actually in danger of starving and will stop you losing any weight at all.
Drinking green tea may also help you in your goal to become slimmer. It apparently contains fat burning agents, they may account for the rather funny taste. Fish is also great for losing weight but not the deep fried variety. Tuna and Salmon contain Omega 3 acids, essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. If you eat the tinned variety look for those packed in spring water. You do not need the extra salt that comes from brine nor the calories contained in oil.
I hope you are getting the idea that losing weight does not mean you have to start surviving on boring salads. You would be depriving your system of vital nutrients and minerals if you were to do this. We need to eat as wide a range of foods as possible. But be sensible i.e. lean meats, chicken, fruit and vegetable are the way forward rather than bread, cereals and white pasta.
Some recent studies have shown that diets high in peanuts and other nuts were great at reducing cholesterol and by connection your risk of heart disease, stroke and other potentially fatal illnesses. So try combining the amazing peanut butter diet with sensible eating and moderate exercise and see how many pounds you lose.
Three-Day Peanut Butter Diet
Many diet plans promise quick and easy weight-loss. Many of these diets are fad diets that are not sustainable for long-term success and may lead to serious health consequences. A three-day peanut butter diet may be considered a spin-off of the Three Day Diet, which focuses on adding peanut butter to help jump-start weight-loss. Although there is no one food or diet plan that can guarantee weight loss, this diet may help with efforts as it is low in calories overall. It is essential to consult with a physician before initiating this or any other diet plan.
Three Day Diet
The Three Day Diet is a specific diet plan that restricts caloric intake to achieve weight loss of up to 10 lbs. over the course of three days. There is no specific book or supported evidence documented for this diet. It is believed weight-loss is due to low carbohydrate intake which leads to loss of water weight since carbs tend to hold onto water in the body. When you resume normal eating habits or increase carbohydrate and calorie intake, weight will increase again.
Peanut Butter Diet
A three-day peanut butter diet may be an extension of The Peanut Butter Diet condensed in a shorter time frame. According to Sunland, a peanut butter manufacturer, the Peanut Butter Diet is a five-day eating plan that allows for a daily 4 to 6 tbsp. of peanut butter daily. The low-calorie diet has 35 percent of its daily calories coming from healthier monounsaturated fats, such as peanut butter. Despite its high fat content, weight loss is probable given that calories are maxed out at 1,500 for women and 2,200 for men. When calories taken in are less than those burned off, weight-loss is inevitable, barring other factors such as medical conditions or genetics.
Effects of Peanut Butter
According to Sunland, a study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that overweight dieters who either ate a lower-fat diet, about 20 percent of fat calories, or a higher-fat diet, about 35 percent of daily caloric intake, both lost equal amounts of weight over six weeks. Furthermore, the dieters who ate peanut butter were twice as likely to stick with the program and maintained their weight-loss for up to 18 months. Researchers attributed their success to the fact that the peanut butter dieters were able to eat something they enjoyed, decreasing the risks of binging or over-eating unhealthy foods from feelings of deprivation.
What To Eat
A three-day peanut butter diet includes three meals a day with a snack or dessert. Typically meals consist of lean protein with vegetables and minimal carbs such as a slice of whole-grain bread or bowl of oatmeal. Peanut butter is incorporated into snacks or with a light meal to help fill you up and satiate your appetite. Incorporate peanut butter into your daily meal plan by spreading 2 tbsp. on half a whole-grain English muffin, stuffing celery sticks with a serving of peanut butter, or blending a milk and banana smoothie with peanut butter for breakfast.
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