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Prevention Magazine 400-calorie Diet Fix

Posted Dec 18 2009 10:50am

Prevention Magazine will release a practical diet that allows you to eat your favorite foods and still lose weight. It is being called the 400-calorie fix diet.

The main premise of the diet is to eat four meals a daylimiting each meal to 400 calories. The total day’s intake will equal 1600 calories. Because the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the average daily intake for Americans is about 3790 calories each dayit is possible that one following this diet can lose up to 4 pounds a week (although the magazine promotes 11 pounds in 2 weeks).

Most diet experts agree that skipping meals and fasting as a way to lose weight is counterproductive. The positive aspect of this diet is regularly scheduling planned meals and snacks throughout the day to prevent hunger and snacking on inappropriate foods while maintaining control over daily calorie levels for weight loss.

Another positive aspect of this diet plan is that all foods can be includedin any setting. No food or food group is limitedhoweverit is likely that one would feel more full eating low calorie/high volume foods such as salads and lean meats versus high sugar or fat products such as chips and candy. Calorie counts that are now being included on restaurant menus are also likely to help with people following the 400-calorie fix diet.

The book is due to be released soonbut you can reserve an advanced copy through the Prevention magazine website. Meanwhile20 easy ideas are available as a slideshow and you can sign up for an e-newsletter with tips and suggestions.

You can also view a testimonial to the diet plan on tomorrow’s Rachael Ray show in Charlotte on WBTV Channel 3 at 9 a.m.

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