Low Fat Living

The Low Fat Living diet is a low fat diet plan that advocates four small meals along with three snacks per day. Daily exercise is also encouraged, particularly in the morning.

Type - low fat

Are special products required? - No

Is eating out possible? - Yes

Is the plan family-friendly? - Yes

Do you have to buy a book? - Yes

Is the diet easy to maintain? - No

So how does it work?...

The author of Low Fat Living focuses on harnessing the power of our metabolisms to allow us to burn more fat in the most efficient way possible.

He suggests exercising for five minutes every morning to jump start your metabolism to keep it burning high for the rest of the day.

Four small meals and three snacks spread out throughout the day are said to also keep the metabolism high.

High fiber snacks regulate blood sugar, keeping you from getting tired or hungry. Low-fat content is key in the Low Fat Living diet. The diet plan is low calorie and low in fat.

The Diet Plan...

The most important thing in this program is following the recipes in the book and sticking to the meal plans.

The daily diet gives you a breakfast with lean protein at 7am, along with two other meals that are less than 500 calories where less than 25% of the calories come from fat.

The three snacks are fewer in calories than the meals. All meals and snacks need to be eaten at scheduled, specific times. The first snack is at 10 am, the second at 3pm, the third at 5:30 pm, and the fourth at 8:45pm. Lunch should be at noon and dinner at 6pm. This low calorie diet helps promote quick weight loss.

Whole grain pasta and bread, vegetables, eggs, and fat-free dairy are the foundations of the meal plans. No fatty foods or highly processed sugars are allowed in the Low Fat Living diet.

Is it good for you?...

Though it might be difficult to follow for some people who are bad at sticking to schedules, the Low Fat Living diet is actually very healthy and effective at promoting weight loss.

The low fat content and high fiber content jointly reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The balanced meals and low calorie content, as well as small portion sizes promote good health and weight loss without making most people feel hungry.

The restrictions on fat can be difficult for many people who are used to eating a lot of pre-packaged fatty foods, especially for people who are not used to using complex recipes that require lots of preparation.

Example Day...

• Boiled egg with toasted wholemeal bread
• Glass of skimmed milk

Lunch (12pm)
• Bowl of gazpacho
• Low-fat whole-grain crackers, plain or flavoured with chilli and cheese

Dinner (5.30-7pm)
• Green salad with a creamy garlic dressing
• Grilled chicken breast fillet with linguine or other pasta (served without sauce)

Snacks (10am, 3.15pm, 8.45pm)
• 3 low-fat, high-fibre snacks such as whole-grain crispbread

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