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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Have a Cheat Day Once a Week

The Pegan 365 plan gives you cheat days, which is exciting because that means you can indulge in food with family and friends for special events and have a good time. The rule with cheat days is to not have more than one a week. You can choose to use it whenever you want – during the week or on the weekend – it’s completely up to you. Just make sure to keep track of your days so you don’t go over your limit.

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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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