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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Eat 5 Cups of Vegetables Daily

Getting lots of vegetables in your diet is the cornerstone of a healthy life. On this plan, make sure to get in five full cups of non-starchy veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, and spinach every day. While you can have starchy vegetables – think sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots – they should be limited to two cups or less in your daily allowance. Snack on vegetables during the day and add hearty amounts to your lunch and dinner to make sure you can meet the daily requirement.

More: What You Need to Know About Non-Starchy Veggies

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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