The Baked Beans Diet

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.

Via Ananova.

18 comments:

  1. Jason Pereira said...

    Well written, great article. I've heard about the baked beans diet before, but this is the first time I've seen an example of it working. Must get tedious to have only baked beans though! :D

  2. doveroh said...

    Wow, I never knew you could lose weight, let alone live on only baked beans, great article

  3. Soju said...

    I can't possibly survive on beans alone for 3 months, let alone six months. I'll start seeing things as bean and perhaps mistaken M&Ms as bean either.

  4. Anonymous said...

    Heinz Baked Beans is always present on my shelves :). The kids love it and when I am in a rush in the morning, I just need to open the tin and serve it to them.

  5. cymrusteve said...

    gotta love the baked beans diet! not only are there full of nutrients, they're pretty cheap too!

  6. Cherry said...

    People do crash diet on various foods. I am interested to see what kind of crash diet that we are going to hear next. Perhaps the M&Ms fad diet.

  7. cbenc12 said...

    eh, baked beans really that good? it is in the can with tomato rite? i thot its canned food though not so good? i have it once in a blue moon only.. if reall good i shouldhave it more often!

  8. Cherry said...

    Baked bean is good. Of course it's best if you can have it fresh. As far as I know, there are several flavors for Heinz Baked Beans. There's one with pork and tomato, chicken or just plain tomato. Read the label first to make sure. And don't consume them excessively.

  9. jolee said...

    i had 2 tines or bake beans today and 6 slices off toast do you think i will lose weight doing this or did the toast mess it up. lol

  10. Anonymous said...

    The farting must be overwhelming. If I even eat baked beans as a side, I toot-toot the rest of the evening. But losing 10 pounds a month would be worth the constant breakage of wind...

  11. Anonymous said...

    I love Bake Beans on their own, I wash them in cold water to get rid of the tomato sauce, then eat them straight nothing else.

  12. Anonymous said...

    I love Bake Beans on their own, I wash them in cold water to get rid of the tomato sauce, then eat them straight nothing else.

  13. Matthew Brown said...

    I have been promoting the baked beans diet for years now to my clients and the tip came to me from my own doctor. Yes you get some wind, but after a week or so even the wind stops which is good news. I recommend to use baked beans as a meal replacement replacing either one or two meals a day. Don't have them on toast though but eat them with other fruits and veges

  14. Scrambled Eggs said...

    I gave it a try (kinda) and began eating baked beans for breakfast and lunch, and having something different and small for dinner. I've been at it since late february and have dropped from 210 to 175. This diet really works!!!

  15. cheapo said...

    I have baked beans 4 or more times a week. I often drain them and sometimes rinse off the tom sauce and cook them in olive oil with maybe onion or some garlic or cumin. They go with pasta, rice, toast, nan. Cold with olive oil & chopped olives & fresh ground black pepper.
    But you still need some exercise each day. (which I don't do)
    The farting apparently only comes when you eat them with certain other foods.
    But I'm a bit overweight 195lbs 5ft 10ins because like biscuits cake, & internet!
    .
    :¬)

  16. Mathew said...

    its a good one
    i was on diet with baked beans for one week only and i could really feel the difference. i used to eat rice and my tummy was bulging because of starch. one of the docs suggested me to try baked beans. i sleep well and found wind disappeared after one week
    thank God for Baked beans

  17. Anonymous said...

    I always wanted to hear somethink a bought this diet Im quite big my self Would this work ?

  18. Anonymous said...

    i am going on the baked bean diet i am going to have to tins of beans per day with rice or pasta.....but do we still have tea coffee and sugar plus milk in me brew



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