By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 20:58:51 PM.
Vegetarians successful at keeping a healthy body weight focus on eating whole foods, such as beans and legumes, fresh vegetables, soy protein and, if ovo-lacto, eggs and milk. To lose weight as a vegetarian, you will still need to moderate your calorie intake and exercise. Weight loss on any type of diet occurs when you eat fewer calories than you burn. A deficit of 3,500 calories leads to 1 pound lost. You create this deficit by cutting calories, exercising more or a combination of the two.
Do not be afraid of nuts! (that made me giggle.) But seriously, so many people ask me if nuts are okay to eat when you are trying to lose weight. The answer?Yes! Nuts provide important healthy fats we need, and are high in vegan protein. Raw nuts provide important enzymes we need. Toasted nuts tend to taste a little more interesting and make the protein more available for your body. So I recommend eating some raw nuts and some toasted nuts to get the best of both worlds. Just do not go crazy with them -- 1/4 cup nuts per day if weight loss is your goal;
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.