7 Tips You Should Borrow From the Pegan 365 Diet

Check out these healthy eating tips!

7 Tips You Should Borrow From the Pegan 365 Diet

By Toni Gasparis

The Pegan 365 Diet was created as the best of both worlds – a combination of the paleo and vegan diets. But you don’t have to strictly follow Pegan 365 to gain something. The core principles of this beneficial diet revolve around making healthy choices and learning how to eat well while also enjoying life. Whether you’re on the Pegan 365 or not, check out these tips to better your overall diet.


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Mix Your Protein

Eating animal protein every day, multiple times a day is not the healthiest habit for your body. Instead try to balance out your protein with vegan sources like beans, tofu, tempeh, and seeds. The best diets have three servings of protein a day. Try to make at least two of them vegan-based for a healthier meal plan.

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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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