Your Guide to the Pegan 365 Diet

Get healthy and lose weight with this diet plan.

Your Guide to the Pegan 365 Diet

By Toni Gasparis

The Pegan 365 diet is a program inspired by two of the best eating plans out there – vegan and paleo. Vegan and paleo diets share the foundational principles of eating whole, fresh food that is free of processed ingredients, refined carbohydrates, and dairy. The Pegan 365 plan has been designed by Dr. Oz and his team of experts to help you eat healthier, lose weight, and keep the weight off year after year. Get started on Pegan 365 today with these helpful instructions.


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Shop for the Right Foods

Prep yourself for this new diet plan by going to the grocery store and stocking up on healthy and nutritious foods. Since Pegan 365 is a happy blend of vegan and paleo eating, you can feel free to enjoy both vegan (non-animal) and paleo (animal) protein in addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy alternatives. Use this shopping list to help get you started on the track to healthy eating and weight loss.

More: The Pegan 365 Diet Recipe Box

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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