Lose Weight on the Amazing Peanut Butter Diet

The Peanut Butter Diet is considered a safe and heart friendly diet, and very easy to stick to as peanut butter is a regular part of most people’s diets to begin with. You will need to watch the calories and watch the size of your portions. It is also recommended that you do some exercise.

Holly McCord wrote the diet in 2001. It is an ingenious blend of populist diet and scientific evidence. After all, any diet which includes regular helpings of peanut butter (one of America's favorite comfort foods) is likely to leave dieters feeling less deprived and more willing to achieve their weight loss goals. The diet permits two (tablespoon-size) servings twice a day of peanut butter. Men are allotted six tablespoons of peanut butter a day.

Holly McCord wrote the Peanut Butter Diet The diet is an clever mix of a popular fad type of diet and actual scientific evidence.

Although Holly claims weight loss will be around half a pound a week only, it has to be an enjoyable way to lose weight.

Holly also wrote The Ice Cream Diet.

Four out of five American households have a jar of peanut butter in the kitchen cupboard

Harvard Weight Loss Diet Study

A Harvard study took 101 people who weighed around 200 pounds each, and divided them into two groups.

One group was put on a low-fat, high-carb diet; the other group were told to eat fattier food, as known as the peanut butter diet - that gave them 35 percent of their calories from fat, 50 percent from carbohydrates and 15 percent from protein.

Researchers found that the first thing that people in the moderate fat group wanted to eat was peanut butter. Over the first six months, both groups lost an average of 11 pounds.

After 18 months, three times as many people on the higher unsaturated-fat diet had stuck with the program and kept the weight off. People in the low-fat diet regained an average of five pounds each.

Typical Menu on Peanut Butter Diet


Peanut Butter Maple Syrup Waffles, 1 cup fat-free milk, plain or in cafe latte.
Tuna Salad made with half of a 6oz can of drained, water-packed, white albacore tuna with 2 tsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard, and 2 Tbsp finely chopped carrots and celery. 1 1/2 cups baby carrots, red bell pepper strips, 3/4 cup V-8 or similar.

Orange, pear, or another fruit of your choice
Tahitian Chicken with Peanut Butter Mango Sauce served over 1/2 cup cooked brown basmati rice, 1/2 cup cooked spinach.
Evening Treat
1 1/2"-thick slice angel food cake topped with 1 1/2 cups coarsely mashed strawberries

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