The Peanut Butter Diet Review

The Peanut Butter Diet is a book written by Holly McCord that uses peanut butter as a mainstay of the diet plan. The Peanut Butter Diet actually reduces the number of calories that dieters can have on a daily basis. Women are allowed to have up to 1500 calories, and men are allowed to have up to 2200 calories.

The foods that are allowed on The Peanut Butter Diet are more than just peanut butter. Low-calorie foods and snacks are encouraged, and The Peanut Butter Diet book comes with over 50 recipes in it, as well as sample menu plans. If followed properly, McCord contends that dieters on The Peanut Butter Diet can lose weight and even lower their cholesterol in the process, all while still getting to have peanut butter every day.*

Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Peanut Butter Diet?

Dieters on The Peanut Butter Diet can expect to lose some weight if the number of recommended calories is lower than the calories they would normally consume. However, it should be noted that McCord herself recommends at least 45 minutes a day of exercise in order to see the full benefits of weight loss with The Peanut Butter Diet. Therefore, dieters wishing to see long-term success with The Peanut Butter Diet will have to add in a significant amount of exercise.*

Is The Peanut Butter Diet Easy To Follow?

The Peanut Butter Diet is laid out nicely and there are plenty of samples of what to eat in the book. However, while there are some fitness strategies in The Peanut Butter Diet book, for the most part dieters will be on their own in that department.

Additionally, the name of the book, The Peanut Butter Diet, would suggest peanut butter at every meal, but the bulk of the menus in the book do not revolve around peanut butter, with the exception of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. While 4-6 tablespoons of peanut butter are allowed each day, the diet will still be a disappointment to those thinking they can have an almost unlimited amount of the sticky treat.


Like many things in life, The Peanut Butter Diet is not all that is it cracked up to be. First, you have to work out on a daily basis, to the tune of 45 minutes, which can be hard to do if you have little time as it is. In addition, while there is peanut butter in the diet plan, for the most part The Peanut Butter Diet is nothing more than a calorie counting diet plan. At $15 for the book, you can save that money and count calories yourself.

*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.

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*Individual results will vary.