Lose weight the vegan way

It is a misconception that you gain weight by eating too

much. The fact is, you stuff ourselves with the wrong

kinds of food - too much animal-based foods.

Hear this from Dr Terry Shintain, a Hawaiian doctor who is

devoted to helping obese adults slim down and lead

healthier lives. According to him, hunger is a natural

physical drive for you. When you are hungry, you must

satisfy your hunger and eat. That's absolutely nothing

wrong with this fact.

However, to maintain your weight, you only need to eat

foods that deliver 2,000 to 2,500 calories per day. Any

calories above this range will probably cause weight gain.

So do animal foods satisfy your hunger, without piling on

the excess calories? No!

Animal foods are so rich in calories but lack in bulk that

you probably have to eat a lot of them to feel satisfied.

By then, you would have exceeded your daily calorie limit.

If you overeat at every meal and does not expend the excess

calories, the end result will be weight gain.

Then you start to panic and turn to desperate measures like

skipping meals, popping diets pills or going to weight-loss

centers to lose weight. But you still fail because you

feel so deprived while you are on diet as you are already

accustomed to high-fat foods. Worst still, you have to

endure the embarrassing side effects of some weight-loss


Eventually you give up because no one can endure these

feelings for long. And the vicious cycle continues.

Now, vegan diet offers a better solution to weight loss

since most plant-based foods are low in calories but high

in fiber and other nutrients.

Fiber is the culprit in reducing hunger and improves

satiety. It helps to move food through the digestive

system faster, thereby reducing the energy absorption.

Consider this : for 2,500 calories, you need to eat 9.4lbs

of apples compared to only 2.1lbs chicken. Can you imagine

eating 9.4lbs of apples to feel satisfied? You probably

feel full after 2 apples and that's not even half of 2,500


That's why plant foods allow you to eat as much as you

like-without consuming extra calories.

Vegans obtain 55-65% of their calories from unrefined

carbohydrates. These complex carbohydrates actually speed

up your metabolic rate even while resting, It also enhance

the release of seratonin (a chemical in the brain which

affects emotion, behaviour and thought) which helps to

suppress further cravings.

You can find out more about the calories of each food so

that you will have an idea of your calories count.

The whole idea is to eat the widest possible variety of

fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans and to eat when

you're hungry, stop when you're full.

Ultimately, you still need to strike a balance of body,

mind and spirit in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. The

choice is yours.
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