A vegetarian diet is a very healthy and delicious way to slim down. Everybody knows that plant-based foods such as fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds and whole grains contain a lot of fiber which can help to keep your body full with fewer calories.
Moreover, plant-based diets can significantly reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart problems.
It is important to follow these rules:
– Do not skip a meal.
– Do not consume refined sugar.
– Drink more liquids such as clean water and green sugar-free tea.
– Exercise at least half an hour a day.
– Choose fresh organic fruits and veggies.
Indeed with a few small tweaks, vegan diets can be highly nutritious and can aid in both weight loss and getting a flat stomach! Below I’ve listed 5 small tricks to make a vegan diet healthier! Vegans enjoy a plant based diet that is void of all animal based products. They rely on vegetables, grains, fruits and legumes for the bulk of their diet. Yup, that means vegan diets are carb heavy which can make it difficult to lose weight (depending on the choices being made).
I’d recommend a whole foods plant based diet. That means avoiding things that have a long list of unpronounceable ingredients on the back of the packet!
Limit the amount of packaged food you buy and when purchasing makes sure the ingredients on the front of the pack are the same on the nutritional panel at the back.
When considering plant based carbs – remember that the bulk of carbs in high quality plant foods like hemp seeds, chia, flax, beans, fruit (I’d just eat berries which are low carb and high in antioxidants if you’re trying to lose weight) and veggies is FIBRE. This helps to cleans toxins from the bowel (reducing inflammation and bloating), keeps you feeling fuller for longer and passes right through you!
Finally cut dairy and go vegan. Dairy is a huge contributor to belly fat. As well, ensure you are mixing up your starchy carbs. If you’re solely eating simple, starchy carbs you are in no means helping your belly area. As well, drink more water! At least a gallon a day. This should help you see a big difference in your belly area.