By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:05:33 PM.
To gain muscle, you need more protein than the average person. Protein assists with muscle synthesis, repair and recovery. Instead of the 0.8 g of protein per kg of body weight recommended for most adults, strength-training athletes need close to 2 g per kg of body weight daily, according to a study published in 2017 by the International Society for Sports Nutrition. This means if you weigh 200 lbs, or 91 kg, you need about 180 g of protein daily. You should also aim to consume adequate amounts of carbohydrates for energy and healthy unsaturated fats for calories, hormone production and vitamin absorption. A vegan diet that consists of 50 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein and 20 percent fat can help you bulk up.
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.
In short, the difference is whether someone chooses to eat dairy and eggs. A vegan diet excludes all animal products, including — but not limited to — eggs, dairy, and honey. Some vegans follow the diet for an ethical purpose and extend their exclusion of animal products beyond food, while vegans who choose to do so for the health benefits sometimes call themselves “plant-based eaters." A vegan is also called a “strict vegan.”