By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Diet. At Monday, April 29th 2019, 06:15:56 AM.
Eating vegan is associated with a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Plus, at 1,200 calories, this vegan weight loss meal plan sets you up to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week. Following a vegan diet, or even just including more plant-based foods in your routine, can be a healthy and delicious approach to eating. Research has shown that cutting back on animal products and eating more beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is associated with a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
In a study published in 2014 in Nutrition, researchers followed a group of 50 overweight or obese adults for six months. They found that those on a vegan diet lost significantly more weight than those on other plans, including vegetarian, semi-vegetarian and omnivorous – by about 4.3 percent or an average of 16.5 pounds. The study authors suspect that is because the vegan dieters were focusing on high‐fiber foods, which help you feel full for longer, and their diets were low in fat and likely had fewer calories.
Vegans unable to meet their recommended nutrient intakes through foods or fortified products alone should consider taking supplements. You can eat a variety of tasty plant-based meals on a vegan diet. Dining out as a vegan can be challenging.One way to reduce stress is to identify vegan-friendly restaurants ahead of time by using websites such as Happycow or Vegguide. Applications like VeganXpress and Vegman may also be helpful. When dining in a non-vegan establishment, try scanning the menu online beforehand to see what vegan options they may have for you.