Vegan weight loss is one of the many methods out there today to lose weight. Let me start off by saying this. It works, but only if you stick to the plan! Nearly every weight loss program today will work, but people have to put their minds to the methods, and they need to follow through with what they start! With that being said, let’s talk a little about a vegan weight loss system.
Rules of the Vegan Way of Life
If you aren’t familiar with the rules of the vegan way of life, then pay attention! The simple rule for all vegans is to not consume or use any products that originate from an animal. This includes meat (duh!), eggs, milk, cheese, etc. Basically, if it required an animal to make it, a vegan won’t eat it.
Choosing to live a vegan lifestyle isn’t easy. Many people choose to do it for their beliefs in animal rights, while others become vegans because they want a diet to help them lose weight. However, losing weight on a vegan diet is not as easy as many people think. Just like any diet, a vegan needs to balance what they eat, and they need to limit their intake on certain food products.
It’s a misconception that meat makes you fat and that non-meat products are completely health for you. Personally, I’m not completely vegan myself, but I do have a friend who is. He isn’t the slimmest of all people, but he is indeed a vegan. This proves that just living a vegan lifestyle won’t automatically guarantee that you will lose weight….but it is a good start!
Foods that Vegans Eat
Some of the major foods that vegans eat are nuts and grains. Grains include bread, cooked grain, and ready-to-eat cereal (no milk). Protein foods are the next most eaten things. These would be nuts, lentils, legumes, cooked beans or meat analog. Then you have your vegetable servings. You can have your vegetables raw, or you can make a shake from them. In fact, you can include some fruit in that shake to make it really tasty! At the top of the ‘vegan food pyramid’, you have oils and margarine. These are the things that you ultimately want to avoid, because they still have the capability of causing anyone to gain weight, instead of losing it.
Hopefully that gives you a little bit of background on the vegan diet, and how it relates to vegan weight loss. More info will be on it’s way informing you how to lose weight with a vegan diet!