The 100 Calorie Diet is the creation of sisters, Tammy and Susie Trimble, who lost over 100 pounds following their diet plan. They claim that keeping track of calories in 100 calorie units is the easiest and best way to lose weight.
Foods are measured in 100 calorie portions and tools are provided to assist dieters in this task every two hours. The basic concept is to continue eating the same foods as usual, but to become aware of serving sizes.
The basic concept is to continue eating the same foods as usual, but to become aware of serving sizes. The authors claim that this will increase dieter’s success of sticking with the plan because you will be able to eat the foods you actually enjoy.
Women are permitted a calorie intake of 1500 and men 2000 calories daily. Dieters are advised to spend their calories wisely, to only eat high quality foods and not to waste calories on foods that don’t taste good.
An important aspect of the program is planning and dieters are advised to write down what they are going to eat each day in advance. The 100 Calorie Diet also includes questionnaires to help dieters identify obstacles to successful weight loss such as emotional issues and poor stress coping abilities.
Foods Allowed on 100 calorie day diet
‘Free foods’ included in 100 calorie diet: bell pepper, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, green beans, lettuce, mushrooms, snow peas, tomato, zucchini, alfalfa sprouts, balsamic vinegar, bouillon, capers, carob, cocoa, pickles, hot sauce, salsa, diet soda, soy sauce and splenda.
Drawback of 100 calorie day diet
- Calorie restricted diets usually result in rebound weight gain when normal eating is resumed.
- Calorie intakes may be too low for physically active dieters.
- Does not encourage significant improvements in dietary intake.
- Requires calorie counting.
- Dieters must plan their food for the day in advance.
- Encourages the intake of diet soda and artificial sweeteners..
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