By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:05:21 PM.
Do start an aerobic exercise program as well as a weight‐lifting program. Of course you have to exercise for weight loss! Do you really think diet alone will cause the lasting vegan weight loss you seek? There is no diet in this world that will work if you do not exercise regularly. If you go to the gym and walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes, that is certainly better than nothing at all. But you need to work up a sweat to lose the fat. I recommend "warming up" for 10-15 minutes as you slowly bring your heart rate up. Then work to keep that heart rate up for at least 30 minutes. Usually a combination of, say, jogging with short 1-minute bursts of fast running, works beautifully as you challenge your body to go farther with each workout. Then, "cool down" for 10-15 minutes as you bring your heart rate back to normal. A heart monitor is the key here so you can keep track of your heart rate.
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.
There are different types of vegetarian diets; what they all have in common is that they exclude meat, poultry, fish, and seafood. Beyond that, here are the basic differences:Ovo-vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats eggs but not dairy;lacto-vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats dairy but not eggs;Ovo-lacto vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy; Partial vegetarian or flexitarian: A person who eats vegetarian meals more often than not. While this eating style may apply to a lot of people, someone who identifies with this diet might be making a conscious effort to reduce meat intake. Sound confusing? There’s no need to label your chosen eating habits. “It’s not necessarily which one you choose,” says Haynes. "It’s how you implement it,” adding that you might choose for spiritual, ethical, health, or personal reasons.