By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 21:46:49 PM.
Eating an adequate amount of protein is key for maintaining muscle mass, which helps keep your metabolism revved. It is possible to meet your daily protein needs on a plant-based diet. You just have to be strategic. One of my clients who was struggling to drop weight (and feeling tired all the time) after he went vegan was surprised to learn he was only consuming about half the protein he needed. Most vegans I work with need at least 60 grams of protein per day. But many do not know if they are hitting that quota.
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
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.