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The Pocket Diet

Portion control to help you manage your weight with pitas.

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The Pocket Diet doesn't have too many rules. It offers a variety of meal options tailored to your physique and activity level. You can eat any food combination at any given meal or snack time. The one "catch" is the real hook to this plan: The Pocket Diet teaches portion control by using pita pockets (each holding 2-3 ounces of food) to monitor portion sizes.

Will people get tired of eating pitas? Well, when tested on 38 volunteers at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, all participants lost weight, dropping an average of 8 pounds over six weeks. That's a modest, but healthy, weight loss. Plus, don't think that you are expected to eat pitas at every meal for the rest of your life. It's a lesson on keeping your portions under control.

You can accelerate your weight loss with exercise. And in The Pocket Diet plan you are advised to take it slowly if you are new to fitness.

PRO
  • There are plenty of free tools on The Pocket Diet website
  • The Pocket Diet book is affordable
  • The "gimmick" of using pita pockets is simple
  • Registered dietitians write the plan and recipes
CON
  • Diet around a pita pocket doesn't have longevity
  • Burn out on foods
  • Not ideal for low-carb dieter
DIET and NUTRITION

Packed with more than 50 delicious but simple-to prepare recipes, the Pocket Diet provides suggestions for fiber-intensive meals with high water content. Some recipes from The Pocket Diet include:

  • Dill Shrimp Salad
  • Bacon, Cheese & Tomato Pocket
  • Spinach & Feta Pasta
  • Beef Taco Pockets
EXERCISE

The fitness advice given on The Pocket Diet website seems to abnormally worry about your heart health before starting exercise. You should always consult a doctor before starting an exercise routine, but unless you have a family history of heart problems, you should have no worries. With that out of the way, beginners should take their workouts gradually. If you have muscle soreness, take the next day off. You may start off with just a few minutes a day, and go up from there. But ultimately you are advised that you only need about 5-6 hours of exercise a week.

CONCLUSION

The beauty in The Pocket Diet is its simplicity. The point isn't to eat meals in pita pockets for the rest of your life. Rather, the diet helps you understand the importance of portion control. After you lose some weight on the plan, you can still use pitas as often or as little as you like.

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