If you are seeking to lose weight but you are unsure of just which road to take – you are not alone. There are an infinite number of weight loss books and products available to purchase nowdays, yet oddly enough – people are still overweight. Why is this? Something must be wrong. The amount of products and information available on weight loss simply gets people frustrated, and the conflicting diets and advice make us wonder if finding a decent diet beneath all of the garbage out there is really worth the stress.
Let me introduce you to the vegan diet. Nothing here is my opinion, but is a combination of facts, success stories, and scientific studies.
What is the vegan diet? Veganism is a plant-based diet and excludes the consumption of all animal products including meat, dairy, eggs and honey.
Why will you lose weight on the vegan diet?
The vegan diet is naturally low in fat due to it being primarily plant-based. Fruits and vegetables are low in fat, and you can enjoy them in a large quantity without eating an excess of calories. Whole-grains are also low in fat and high in protein (for example, brown rice) and fiber. You will therefore feel satisfied after a meal containing whole-grains. Nuts and seeds, avocado, olive oil and coconut oil contain higher levels of fat, but are healthy fats and are necessary to our diet. When these healthy fats are consumed in moderate amounts every day – our health will improve.
You will inevitably lose weight on the vegan diet because all high-calorie, high-fat meat and dairy foods are eliminated . Without the consumption of fatty lamb, pork, cheese, cream and butter – weight loss is going to come off with ease. Indeed, veganism is the perfect lifestyle for those who wish to shed some extra weight.
Proof that weight loss on the vegan diet is possible:
PROOF 1 – CALORIES
Let's compare the calorie content of two categories of foods. The first category is non-vegan foods while the second category is vegan foods.
100g of cheddar cheese = 402 calories
100g of eggs = 155 calories
100g of lamb = 294 calories
100g of pork = 173 calories
100g of potato chips, cheese flavor = 551 calories
Average calories per 100g of non-vegan food = 315
100 broccoli = 34 calories
100g apples = 52 calories
100g brown rice = 111 calories
100g tofu = 76 calories
100g almonds = 576 calories
Average calories per 100g plant-based foods = 170
Based on the above calorie-content comparison, the vegan diet is substantially lower in calories than a standard diet. This test shows that one can eat almost twice as much food on the vegan diet than a standard diet before equalizing the calories consumed!
PROOF 2- SUCCESS STORIES
There are thousands of vegan weight loss success stories out there – in books and on the internet. Here are two examples:
One man from the Netherlands (let's call him MV) was able to lose 26lbs (12kg) in just 6 weeks on the vegan diet. That's an average of 4.3lbs (1.9kg) per week! (Note that this rapid weight loss is typical for obese persons who adopt veganism.) This man also reaped other health benefits including low blood pressure and increasing his energy levels. MV Declares that he intends never to return to a standard diet again.
Another famous vegan who lost a ton of weight is Angela Stokes. This woman took her vegan diet to the next level and became a raw food vegan overnight (a 100% plant-based diet). She lost over 154lbs (70kg) on the raw veganism lifestyle.
Yes, the many countless success stories attest to the reality of weight loss on the vegan diet. Why not Google 'vegan success stories' for yourself?