Packed with 190 calories and 16 grams of fat per serving, peanut butter hardly sounds like the stuff that diets are made of. But two recent studies suggest people can actually lose weight by centering their meals around this popular spread.
Overweight people thought peanut butter was taboo but studies now say that you don’t just lose weight on the diet, but you stick with the diet better, because peanut butter is tastier and more satisfying, compared to other low-fat, high-carb diets.
Peanut butter is your new slimming friend, a claim supported by two recent studies, one from Harvard University, the other from Penn State. Researchers found that a diet that includes foods with high levels of monounsaturated fats like peanut butter can help people lose weight and prevent heart disease.
Like other weight-loss programs, a peanut butter diet should be done in conjunction with exercise.
The peanut butter smoothie recipe we suggest is rich in proteins so it will build muscles and burn fat as long as you do some physical activities, such as riding a bike, walking, jogging etc.
And dieters are warned to resist the temptation of eating it in large quantities and avoid over-indulging. You simply need to know when it is enough.
This smoothie recipe includes oats and banana, ingredients rich in fiber to keep you full throughout the day and reduce calorie intake. Cinnamon as an ingredient is necessary to control your blood sugar level and curb sugar cravings.
Always prepare this smoothie for breakfast and consume it only once a day if you want to utilize the slimming potential of this drink. This way you will enjoy what you drinking and slim down at the same time. Be aware not to eat anything else till lunch time, and make sure you include enough salads for the rest of the day.
1 tbsp. peanut butter
2 tbsp. oats
1/2 tsp. grated ginger
a little bit cinnamon
1/2 cup almond milk
Combine the ingredients in a blender and process well till you reach the desired consistency.