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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Pick 4 Carbs Per Day

Carbohydrates are mainly thought to be grain-based products. While this assumption is accurate, many fruits also have healthy carbs in them too. On the Pegan 365 plan, you can have four servings of carbs per day that you can mix and match between fruit and grains or stick to just one or the other. Make sure to keep serving sizes in mind. For fruit, that means one medium-sized whole fruit or a half cup of chopped fruit. A serving of grains depends on the type, but typically one slice of bread or a half cup of whole grains like quinoa, rice, and farro are acceptable portions.

More: The Truth About Carbs (and Why You Need Them)

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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