PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Every January, gyms are packed with people spurred by New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape.
Along with working out, many people are starting new diet plans. Beaverton nutritionist and bestselling author Rania Batayneh said it’s easier than you’d think to eat healthy and eat your favorite things.
“I actually love to encourage people to have pasta at lunch,” Batayneh said. “The One One One diet was built on a simple formula one protein, one carbohydrate and one fat at every meal and snack.”
She came up with the One One One diet a few years ago after she worked at a bariatric surgery clinic and wanted to find a diet for clients that was sustainable and didn’t deprive them of their favorite foods.
“What’s attractive about this diet is you get to pick what you want to eat and I show you how using the formula to create meals and snacks,” Batayneh said.
For example at breakfast: One egg for protein, one piece of toast for carbs and hummus for fat.
She said the problem with many popular diets, like Whole 30, is deprivation of foods.
“There’s so many foods you can’t eat so on day 31 what are you going to do?” she said. “You have no idea how to maintain that weight loss.”
She said you can even make wine work.
“So alcohol counts as a carbohydrate, so if you’re dining out or at home, have a protein or vegetable meal with a fat and salad and dressing, and then a glass of wine on the side,” Batayneh said.
Batayneh’s book has been praised in several publications including Women’s World. She also has many success stories, with clients who have been able to keep the weight off.