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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Add in 2 Healthy Fats Per Day

Healthy fats are essential to help with weight loss. The monounsaturated fatty acids in foods like avocados, olive oil, nuts, and nut butter can help improve your cholesterol and heart health. While healthy fats are, as the name suggests, healthy, make sure to stick to serving size guidelines and not go overboard on portions. Add two servings of these fats into your daily diet by sprinkling some nuts on your morning oatmeal, adding avocado to your salad, and cooking with olive oil instead of vegetable oil.

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Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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