By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 20:59:59 PM.
Do not be a slave to your scale. Scales lied! Did you know you can lose inches but still Gain weight? As you enjoy a vegan diet combined with exercise (!), you will begin to build muscles where you did not have them before. No, not "he-man" muscles, but muscles which help you tone to get rid of the flab. Muscle is denser than fat; therefore, as the muscles grow and the fat is burned off you will see a reduction in inches while the scales remain where they were. Hide your scale away, and pull out your measuring tape instead;
When it come to losing weight, low carbohydrates, gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo diets seem to get most of the attention these days. But don’t discount a good old vegetarian diet: An estimated 4.3 million adults in the U.S. consider themselves to be vegetarian, and an additional 3.7 million consider themselves vegan.You may have heard how a vegan diet can help you lose weight. But if a 100 percent plant‐based diet seems like too big of a change, a vegetarian diet can help you lose weight — if you go about it the right way.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an “appropriately planned” vegetarian diet can support your health and help you drop pounds. “’Appropriately planned‘ means that you still need to consider the foods that will make up a balanced diet – including protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and the daily value of vitamins and minerals,” says Krista Haynes, R.D., C.S.S.D and OpenFit nutrition manager. “It means that you need to be mindful of the nutrients that are often lacking in vegan/vegetarian diets and ensure you get plenty of those with veg-friendly whole foods or supplements." Meat-free eaters need to be mindful of getting enough vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3s, iron, and zinc, she adds.