4 Meals, 400 Calories Each: The New Way to Lose Weight

You can eat whatever you want with this diet, as long as each meal is 400 calories.

4 Meals, 400 Calories Each: The New Way to Lose Weight

You can eat whatever you want with this diet, as long as each meal is 400 calories.

-Faye Brennan

400 Calorie Fix

The new book 400 Calorie Fix by Liz Vaccariello, Editor-in-Chief of Prevention magazine, proposes a diet that sounds too good to be true. You can eat anything you want—we’re talking French fries, greasy Chinese, ice cream, McDonald’s—for four meals a day, as long as each meal is 400 calories. No exercise necessary.

Sounds insane, right?

Well, Vaccariello bases it all on this concept: “The latest scientific studies are backing up calorie control as the smartest means to achieving a healthy weight and a long life,” she writes. “The only way to lose weight and keep it off long-term is to learn how to spot and control calories.”

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In her book, there is no food or restaurant off-limits. As long as the meal equals 400 calories, you can eat it. Vaccariello tested this diet on 16 men and women between the ages of 35-57, and in two weeks time, they lost an average of 11 pounds and three inches off their waist.

The key, Vaccariello says, is spacing out the four meals throughout the day, and learning what 400 calories actually looks like. Good thing her book provides 400 meal options to help you out, from places like Starbucks, Taco Bell, the movies, the grocery store, and even your own kitchen. 400 Calorie Fix is available on rodale.com if you want to give this diet option a go.

Tell us: Are you tempted to try this 400 calorie diet, or do you think it sounds too good to be true?

Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.


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0 thoughts on “4 Meals, 400 Calories Each: The New Way to Lose Weight

  1. ChattyCathy says:

    Sounds good to me!

  2. Fashionista says:

    I’d be interested in trying it.

  3. healthychick365 says:

    I’d be interested in trying it. I am always interested in learning about ways to help me maintain my weight loss and to drop a few more pounds.

    My best tip, is to set realistic goals. Never start a diet this time of year. My goal is always just to maintain my weight and to not go CRAZY!

    I have lost 40 pounds over the last year and have done it by watching my calories, never letting myself feel deprived and walking every day in SmartSole exercise insoles.http://www.smartsole.com. They are body toning insoles similar to Reebok Easytone that help you burn extra calories while you walk or work out as well as tone and tighten your legs, calves and butt. I read about them on my weight watchers board and the code ww10 gives you a 10% discount.

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