The vegan way to lose weight and keep it off

Oct 3 2017 - 3:24am
The vegan way to lose weight and keep it off

Obesity is rapidly becoming a worldwide phenomenon and serious issue for the public health system. According to the CDC, the healthcare costs of obesity in the US alone are of nearly $147 billion per year, and obesity is associated with poorer mental health outcomes, reduced quality of life, and the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. So, here you will find out more about vegan ways to lose weight and keep it off

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It is important to add that just now certain dietary habits are being put under the microscope in order to pinpoint what is the ideal human diet to prevent diseases and keep yourself health. For example, a study that assessed the association between consumption of total meat, red meat, poultry, and processed meat and weight gain after 5 y of follow-up, on average, found that a decrease in meat consumption may improve weight management. In addition to that, health experts are discovering that a plant -based diet might be ideal for disease prevention and equals to longevity.

Equally important in the fight against obesity, is to know that after losing weight rapidly, you must know how to keep it off and this can be done by consuming foods that will give you satiety. So, the vegan way to lose weight and keep it off is by eating foods that 1) Make you feel fuller in between meals, and 2) stop you from gaining weight.

1) Foods that make you feel fuller in between meals

The vegan foods that will help you lose weight and keep it off are the ones that have been proven to promote fullness (satiety). Recently, coconut oil was shown to aid with weight loss by suppressing hunger and promoting fullness. Ginger is another vegan ingredient that was studied and observed to promote weight loss. This is because Ginger acts in the body by curbing the appetite because of gingerol, a compound that has the ability to affect the thermic effect of food, which in obese and insulin- resistant patients people is reduced. Another vegan food that has been reported to decrease hunger are walnuts, which provide extra health benefits for vegans in need to boost their omega 3 levels.

2) Foods that stop you from gaining weight

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Consuming vegan foods that will help you lose weight and keep it off is possible by eating cruciferous vegetables such as: broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale, which are rich in sulforaphane, a phytonutrient that has been reported to be involved in energy consumption and fat burning in addition to improving one’s gut bacteria flora which contributes to weight gain.

Other vegan foods that will stop you from gaining weight are pulses. Scientists found that eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils could contribute to modest weight loss. More specifically the consumption of about 3/4 cup (130 grams) each day of these foods led to a weight loss of 0.34 kilograms (just over half a pound).

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