By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 21:46:23 PM.
A vegetarian diet can help you lose weight for a few reasons, says Haynes. A healthy vegetarian diet is often lower in calories and full of that beneficial fiber, plus there are the inherent benefits of vegetables themselves. “Veggies are nutrient-packed with loads of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for proper body functions,” she says. While a vegetarian diet can help you lose and maintain a healthy weight, you need to examine what’s motivating you, Enright says. “It has to come from the right place and right motivation, otherwise it’s not something you’re going to maintain for a long period of time,” she adds.Oh, and if you’re worried that a meat-free diet will interfere with your fitness goals, you can relax: A 2016 study of elite endurance athletes found that a vegetarian diet did not interfere with performance — and the meat‐free group had better aerobic capacity.
Healthy foods‐including veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and avocado—contain raw materials that either fuel the activity of your body cells, or help maintain, heal, or regenerate tissue (such as hair, skin, immune cells, and muscle). But we do not require an unlimited supply of these nutrients. The amount your body needs is largely based on your age, sex, height, ideal body weight, and physical activity level. A young, tall, active man with a higher ideal weight, for example, requires larger portions than an older, petite, sedentary woman.
Go crazy for veggies. The one food group you should eat without caution is non-starchy vegetables, including greens, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, carrots, summer squash, asparagus, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. These plant foods average about 25 calories per serving, and their bulk, water, and volume can help you feel more full and satisfied.Fruit for dessert. Skip the dessert and enjoy a serving of seasonal unsweetened fruit to hit your natural sweet spot. At about 60 calories per serving, you can’t go wrong