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What can you eat when on the Curves diet?

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Rather than prohibiting certain foods, the Curves Meal Plan permits those who follow it to customize their dietary intake according to their food preferences, as long as they adhere to the prescribed number of daily calories as well as protein, carbohydrate and fat ratios. The diet is intended to help participants who also participate in the Curves Fitness strength training and cardio programs decrease fat stores and built muscle by jump-starting their metabolisms.

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Developers of the Curve Meal Plan emphasize that the diet does not eliminate any food groups and that it includes many healthy fats and carbohydrates, along with protein, to give those following it a versatile array of ingredients from which to choose. The plan is divided into three phases, with each focused on a different aspect of weight loss.

There are two versions of the meal plan, with one incorporating more protein and the other more carbohydrates. Curves offers a test for those unsure of which they should follow. Both versions are designed to reprogram a person's metabolism, reversing the fat-accumulating effects of years of low-fat, low-protein, low-calorie diets, according to Curves representatives.

The Curves Meal Plan focuses on portion control and learning how to make healthy choices when reaching for snacks and preparing or ordering meals. Unlike many other weight loss diets, the Curves program allows for consumption of eggs, lean meats and low-fat cheeses. It encourages participants to drink eight glasses or more of water per day and to take a multivitamin and mineral supplement.

Curves dieters learn to trust their appetites in making food choices, but not until they have spent several weeks eating healthy ratios of protein, fat and carbohydrates, allowing them to burn fat and build and then maintain healthy muscle.

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