By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:05:07 PM.
Vegan protein choices for a bulking diet include dried beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu, quinoa and hemp powder. Carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits and starchy vegetables provide calories and nutrients. Fats found in nuts, flaxseed oil, hummus, peanut butter and avocados are mainly unsaturated. You might also experiment with seaweed, seitan and vegan energy bars and protein powders.
Many people lose weight when they transition to a vegan or vegetarian diet‐no counting calories or increase in activity required. In fact, research consistently shows that vegans and vegetarians weigh less than carnivores. That’s because a plant-based diet is rich in fiber from plant foods, and this nutrient has been linked with making you feel more satisfied after meals, as well as regulating blood glucose levels. A healthy plant‐based diet packed with whole grains, pulses, soy foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds is moderate in calories, which can contribute to a healthy weight.
First and foremost, when people go vegan they tend to lose weight right out of the gate. Why is this? One word: Fiber. When you eat fiber-rich foods, this fiber sweeps through your intestines and pushes the crap out (literally). Giving your body a constant supply of fiber means you are always cleaning out the pipes. On the other hand, animal products contain zero fiber. And yes that means all animal products including red meat, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, milk, cheese -- well, you get the drift. As long as you continue to eat these foods, you will find it difficult to lose weight.