Can you imagine how boring your life will be if you just live on a baked beans? Apparently James Skeates didn’t agree with us since this fellow carpenter from Haverhill has lost a considerable amount of weight through his baked beans diet. This diet consists of three things. Baked beans, baked beans and baked beans.
James Skeates was weighed around 266 pounds before he figured that three serving of baked beans could change his life. After six months, his weight has dropped to 190 pounds which constituted as around 60 pounds drop in six months (10 pounds/month on average).
James consumed at least two large cans of baked beans everyday which summed up to around 90 large baked beans cans over 6 months! He ate it for breakfast, he ate it for lunch and he ate it for dinner.
“I was getting through two tins a day, eating them in my breaks at work, then at home with jacket potatoes, wholemeal bread or pasta. I was never hungry, but the weight kept coming off.” Ref.
Although it does sound like a boring diet (more boring than the light and air diet, at least you can still eat McDonalds in the air diet), baked bean is classified as one of the most healthy foods. It’s immensely rich in antioxidants, protein and fiber.
In fact, according to BBC Sport Academy, the nutrients found in many vegetables, fruits, and red wine are also apparent in the skin of beans. The antioxidant which is present in the bean can also protect us from aging and many diseases. As a bonus, they are low in calorie too (a cup of canned beans approximately contains 236 calories according to calorie count).
Although we don’t have (and I don’t think we want to) to pledge allegiance to baked beans for the rest of our life, it’s not a bad idea to include baked bean in your daily meals. You can use the baked beans as a sandwich filling or a toast’s spread or even a side dish to accompany your tenderloin steak. At least this baked beans diet thingy is making more sense than the burrito diet.
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