Peanut butter diet: Weight loss plan includes THREE daily spoonfuls of nut-spread

Peanut butter diet: Weight loss plan includes THREE daily spoonfuls of nut-spread

Rebecca, who appeared on Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well, weighed in at 14s10lb but was desperate to shed the pounds for her sister’s wedding.The hosts of the show decided to put Rebecca on the Peanut Butter Diet – a regime involving three spoonfuls of peanut butter per day to stop cravings for sugary foods like chocolate.Rebecca was put on a a restricted diet of 1500 calories per day, sticking to small and healthy meals. Express.co.uk investigated whether the peanut butter diet really works.GETTYThe peanut butter diet was featured on Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well last nightNutritionist Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at SuperfoodUK.com, spoke to Express.co.uk exclusively.She said: “When thinking of dieting, peanut butter may not spring to mind. However, budgeting some calories for peanut butter is especially helpful when you’ve cut back on your calorie intake. “Peanuts can help you stave off the hunger that’s often associated with dieting.”The diet was developed by Holly McCord, nutrition editor of Prevention magazine, according to Diet.com.GETTYPeanut butter is used as a comfort food to stave off sugar cravings Peanut butter is used as a comfort food to stave off sugar cravings, or cravings for other unhealthy food. Women are restricted to 1,500 calories a day and men 2,200.However, the diet could actually cause you to gain weight if not followed carefully.Shona added: “It’s important to note that no food magically causes you to lose weight, so I wouldn’t recommend adding tablespoons of peanut butter to your current meal plan, and expect to drop pounds. “Unless you change your dietary habits, for example by reducing your portion sizes and choosing fresh vegetables, you might even gain pounds.”GETTYThe diet could actually cause you to gain weight if not followed carefullyThe type of peanut butter you eat is also important.Shona said: “Make sure to choose the healthier peanut butters by a…

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