By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 21:46:46 PM.
Haynes recommends starting by replacing your favorite meat‐filled meals with meat-free ones, such as veggie and bean chili, fajitas with mushrooms instead of beef, or pasta sauce with lentils instead of ground meat. Explore vegetarian cookbooks and blog, looking for meals that appeal to your palate.Be patient with yourself, says Haynes: “Eventually your taste buds will change, and you won't even notice that you’re gravitating toward those veggie meals more often.”
Whether you are a vegan or an omnivore, meal timing can have a serious impact your waistline. Many people I talk to eat their largest meal in the evening, when they are the least active. A smarter strategy is to eat larger meals earlier, so they fuel your most active hours of the day. Skimping all day and gorging at night is a recipe for weight gain, or at least preventing weight loss-even if you are vegan. Try switching to evening meals that are filling but but light, such as sautéed veggies and chickpeas over a bed of greens and spaghetti squash; or a broth-based veggie and white bean soup with a drizzle of EVOO.
A 2007 study in the journal Obesity compared a low‐fat, vegan diet with the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet, or TLC, diet promoted by the National Cholesterol Education Program on weight loss for 14 weeks and weight-loss maintenance over two years. Researchers found that vegans lost more weight than TLC dieters and kept lost weight off better. The TLC diet restricts fat intake, advising dieters to skip butter and cheese as well as red meat, but permits dieters to eat lean animal proteins, including skinless chicken and fish. A vegan diet has eaters subsist on leafy greens, starchy vegetables, soy proteins, beans and legumes and some nuts and oils.