By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Tuesday, April 30th 2019, 06:27:16 AM.
Often when I evaluate clients food journals, I find that they are not losing weight because their nutrient intake exceeds their needs. I had one female client who was eating a large Açaí bowl for breakfast that contained multiple servings of fruit, nut milk, nut butter, and seeds. She would then commute by car to work and sit at a desk all morning. While the bowl was chock‐full of nutrition, it packed about three times what her body actually needed to keep her satiated until lunch.
If you are just starting out with the vegan diet, be sure to review the Vegan Food Pyramid because it is a great starting point to understanding the various food groups you need to eat. But, you might like to know the range of servings in the Pyramid was created for the general population, including people who want to gain weight! Those who have weight to lose have to take the information found in the pyramid and tweak it in order to lose the weight.
Balance your diet wisely. Make sure you’re eating a balanced diet with the help of my eating plan in The Plant-Powered Diet, which includes the recommended number of servings you should choose each day. There are plenty of reasons to try the vegetarian diet, including reduced animal cruelty, helping the environment and of course, losing weight. But a vegetarian diet is not always a guaranteed way to drop pounds. You might very well eat processed chips, cereal, energy bars and pasta as the bulk of your diet and still be heavier than someone following an omnivorous diet consisting of lean meats and leafy greens. Long‐term vegetarians, though, do tend to have less body fat and lower cholesterol than meat eaters, reported a study in Nutrition Research and Practice published in 2012.