By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:04:55 PM.
By now you might have heard about the great success people have with the vegan weight loss diet. But does it really work for the long term? Are there any "insider secrets" you need to know to not only lose the weight, but to maintain it as well? Are there any pitfalls or challenges you should look out for? The answers to these questions might surprise you!Let us start with the obvious stuff first.
When it comes to the plant world, most options are less calorie-dense than animal foods, but “some of them are dense calories (as I finish licking my spoon of almond butter!),” says Haynes. Calories still count, and portion sizes still matter. “There’s a false sense that all vegetarian foods are healthy, and newbies who follow this diet tend to overeat and end up gaining weight,” says Haynes. She knows this from experience — at the beginning of the six years she spent as a vegan, she gained weight. "I was eating a lot of nuts, nut butters, carbohydrates-heavy foods, and whatnot without thinking about total calories.”
If you are just starting out with the vegan diet, be sure to review the Vegan Food Pyramid because it is a great starting point to understanding the various food groups you need to eat. But, you might like to know the range of servings in the Pyramid was created for the general population, including people who want to gain weight! Those who have weight to lose have to take the information found in the pyramid and tweak it in order to lose the weight.