By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:05:03 PM.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends not losing weight at a rate faster than about 2 pounds per week or you will be less likely to keep it off. This may not fit your definition of "fast," but it is the most manageable and safest rate. A 2-pound-per-week weight loss requires a deficit of about 1,000 calories per day. But do not consume fewer than 1,200 calories per day, which can leave you nutritionally deficient. One of the benefits of a vegetarian diet is that you are cutting out potentially high-calorie foods, such as fatty meats, poultry with the skin and processed meats. A vegetarian diet includes no animal flesh and sometimes no animal products.
Do not be afraid of whole grains. Some "fad diets" eliminate grains and grain-based foods entirely, but whole grains are filled with important nutrients we need such as B vitamins. There is a big difference between eating foods which contain Refined grains and eating foods which contain whole grains. They are not all created equally! Whole grains are healthy complex carbohydrates our bodies use for energy so they digest more slowly, offering your body the important glucose it needs in a more even manner. This helps to keep blood sugar more balanced which, in turn, encourages weight loss. Plus, we need the important nutrients whole grains give us. Stay aware of the effect eating various grains have on you. Avoid simple carbohydrates (such as white rice or white pasta) and instead reach for whole grains (like brown rice or whole grain pasta) for lasting energy and to encourage weight loss.
You must increase your calorie intake to bulk up. It may seem challenging, as many vegan foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, are low in calories. However, if you add enough high-calorie vegan foods, such as beans, nuts, plant oils and soy products, and eat six to eight meals per day, you can find enough calories to fill your daily requirements. If you simply increase calories without exercise, however, you will gain fat. Bulking up the muscles requires strength training along with the increased calorie intake. An online calculator can help you determine how many calories you need to maintain your weight, depending on your age, gender, activity level, size and goals. To gain bulk, add another 250 to 500 healthy calories to this number.