By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Tuesday, April 30th 2019, 06:26:07 AM.
Vegan protein choices for a bulking diet include dried beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu, quinoa and hemp powder. Carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits and starchy vegetables provide calories and nutrients. Fats found in nuts, flaxseed oil, hummus, peanut butter and avocados are mainly unsaturated. You might also experiment with seaweed, seitan and vegan energy bars and protein powders.
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.
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.”