By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:04:45 PM.
How do you tweak the Pyramid for the best weight loss results? Opt for the lower serving amounts listed in most of the categories. For instance, you will notice the whole grains recommendation is 6-11 servings/day (3 - 5 1/2 cups). Eleven servings of whole grains is a heck of a lot of food, let alone adding in all the other food groups. So if you want to lose weight, opt for the lowest range which in this case is 6 servings (3 cups). Depending on your metabolism you might need even less than that;
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.
When someone wants to get started with a vegetarian diet, Enright starts by talking protein. She then surveys what they like to eat and brings awareness to less-familiar plant-based sources of protein, like tofu and Tempe (made from fermented soybeans). Enright also reminds them that — beyond eggs and dairy — pulses, legumes, beans, seeds, and nuts all contain protein, too, as do whole grains. This is usually the most common question people have when transitioning to a vegetarian diet.