When you say “losing weight”, you say “diet”. The problem is that too often when you go off the diet and you go back to your usual dietary habits the weight comes back too. Restrictions can’t be respected a lifetime. This is why people with weight problems go from diet to diet mist of their lives. Those that care about their looks and mind their extra kilos.
This is why changing your lifestyle is a better and healthier option. Vegan isn’t a diet it is a lifestyle. You don’t turn it off 2 months later. You just stop eating meat and any other animal-sourced food. This means no meat, no eggs, no dairy, and no fish.
“We’ve found that the vegan diet could be one of the healthiest diets, outperforming pescatarian and vegetarian, because the vegan diet is higher in fruit, vegetables, and legumes and the health benefits compensate anything else.,” said Marco Springmann, senior researcher of environmental sustainability and public health at the University of Oxford.
If you are a big fan of steak, maybe this can’t be an option for you. But if you’re not, and you enjoy your milk, cheese, and yogurt, don’t worry. Vegan options of dairy exist and they are even tastier sometimes. Tofu is a great alternative for cheese and vegan yogurts taste pretty much the same as dairy yogurt. Ask Simon Cowell. He became vegan and he’s got a lot of good things to say about this lifestyle.
One of the best outcomes of becoming vegan is that you lose weight. Turning fats that are high on calories to vegetables and legumes which don’t have such high energy values will eventually help you lose weight. Your cholesterol will also benefit from this change. Your heart health too. Your metabolism will improve since plant-based foods are easier to digest than meat and diaries.
Plant-based milk is a wonderful source of protein, which you need when you give up on meat and eggs. And, lucky you, now your milk has plenty of flavors. Almond, coconut, soy, wheat, rice, cashew, hemp, quinoa, oat, and the list can go on. They are filled with iron, magnesium, zinc, and they are gluten-free.
Dozens of types of veggies, and legumes, and nuts, and seeds, and fruits are waiting for you to learn to prepare and mix them. If you decide to go vegan and still go to the vegan version of fast food, then you’ve changed nothing. Weight will keep on adding on your body and your health won’t be much improved.