The popular coffeehouse chain is getting a lot of press lately for the Starbucks Diet. Last week news broke that a Virginia woman lost 85 pounds by eating all of her meals at Starbucks. Christine Hall, 66, chose her meals from the prepackaged section, and for the most part avoided pastries and cookies. She does admit to occasionally treating herself to a brownie. On a typical day Hall eats oatmeal for breakfast, a Bistro Box for lunch, and a Panini for dinner. And while Hall seems very pleased with her new trim figure, registered dietitians question whether this diet is healthy or manageable for the long-term.
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Starbucks has nutritional information posted clearly on their website and on their prepackaged meals. If you look take a peek at the nutritional information, you'll see that often times Hall is eating less than one thousand calories a day. That's not counting the occasional brownie. It makes sense that dietitians would be concerned about whether a restrictive diet like this could backfire. There is also the issue of not getting enough of the right nutrients on a limited diet such as this one. These are very important points to consider when deciding whether a diet is safe and effective.
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