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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Limit Weekly Alcohol Intake

Alcohol is essentially liquid calories that your body does not need to survive. In fact, drinking a lot of alcohol on a regular basis can cause you to gain weight, even if you’re eating right, due to the extra calories (and sugar if you’re having a mixed drink). For maximum weight loss results, limit yourself to only two drinks per week: one drink is equivalent to 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine, and one and a half ounces of liquor. To lessen calories, try to drink alcohol in its purest form and avoid adding fruit juices and other mixers in.

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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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