Be aware: this is only the goal of this diet, not necessarily its outcome. Results vary from person to person. Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any other) diet.
The points diet has many different variants and is a diet in which you keep track of points instead of calories. The concept is the same, though, as each point stands for about 25 calories, depending on the variant of the diet.
On the homepage you can compare this diet with other diets.
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The idea behind the Points diet is that it is easier to count points than to count calories. All products are assigned a number of points based on how many calories there are (on average) in these products.
Besides the fact that it would be easier to keep track of points, the purpose of the points is to make you aware of what you are eating. Some products may have more points than you would expect, or less. In this way, you should become more aware of how many calories a product contains.
One variant of the diet is called the 40-points diet. This is a variant of the diet where you can have a maximum of 40 points per day, what comes down to about 1000 calories a day (read how many calories is 'normal' here).
The 40-points diet can therefore be seen as a crash diet.
On the 40-points diet you can choose what products you eat, but the advice is to choose as many vegetables and other healthy products as possible. It is recommended to eat at least 200 grams of vegetables and 2 pieces of fruit a day. In addition, it is recommended to consume whole grain bread (with healthy toppings), an egg, a glass of milk and 2 litres of water per day.
Depending on the fruits and vegetables you choose, you can reach 40 points with only these products.
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Besides the 40-points diet, the 50-points or 60-points diets are often offered as an alternative. In these variants you are allowed 1250 and 1500 calories a day, respectively.
Of course, more variants of the Points diet are known or can be thought of this way.
By exercising you gain minus points. These points are deducted from the number of points you have eaten that day. You earn one minus point by burning the number of calories that stand for one point.
Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any) diet. This diet can be dangerous for you, for example due of the low number of calories.
We found no books written about the points diet. There are, however, some books on calories and counting calories. We have listed them as ad links from Amazon and Ebooks for you below:
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