Are you struggling with trying to lose that dreaded weight? Maybe you feel as if every diet you’ve ever tried has failed. Now, you’re stuck on how to lose weight and keep it off.
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Let’s get into how veganism works for weight loss.
Studies have shown that plant-based foods are less calorically dense than their counterparts. So, what does this mean? Essentially, you can eat more while consuming less calories.
A common problem with people struggling to lose weight is that they are consuming much less, as far as quantity goes, than they did before. As most diets are all about portion control. However, a vegan diet flips this narrative on its head.
You can eat the same quantity of food as you did before, without the extra calories that are found in most non-vegan foods. Simple vegan swaps allow you to enjoy a big dinner plate without the need to portion it out.
Generally speaking, plant-based diets lead to a healthier weight. Research has shown that people who consume plant-based or vegan diets have a lower BMI than those who consume animal-based diets.
With this, it comes naturally that a plant-based diet is commonly more calorie-friendly. If you choose to go vegan, you will undoubtedly be consuming less unnecessary calories which could (and often does) lead to weight gain.
Going vegan requires a tremendous amount of willpower. There is no doubt about it. You are deciding by choice, every day, to live a healthier lifestyle. If you’re choosing to become a vegan, it’s already clear your health matters a great deal to you.
Veganism is more than just a diet. It’s a complete lifestyle change. This is the key to weight loss that works and is maintained – lifestyle. So often, people will set themselves up to fail diets as most of them are just not sustainable.
Shifting your mindset to make a conscious choice each day to be healthy is a superpower. One that will inevitably lead to an even stronger willpower when it comes to your relationship with food.
Processed vs. Unprocessed
It’s important to keep in mind that not all vegan food is healthy for you. Like non-vegan foods, there are some vegan choices that are highly processed. You want to make sure to pay attention to this.
If you’re a vegan but consume processed foods filled with unhealthy additives, you’re not likely to see a positive change. This is why it’s important to do your homework and look at ingredient labels when you’re out grocery shopping.
As long as you’re opting for unprocessed, whole vegan foods – you should be set up to achieve your healthy lifestyle. Weight loss will be a certain side effect of that!
Keep in Mind…
Before starting any diet, you want to consult with your physician. While veganism is great for weight loss, you want to ensure you’re still getting adequate protein. There are plenty of resources to find out how to do so!