VEGETARIAN DIET TO LOOSE WEIGHT

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Will following a Vegetarian Diet help you loose weight? Well, it depends, if you do it wright, then yes. Actually with a vegetarian diet to loose weight is quite easy. Be aware though, there are quite some mistakes that you can do, that will actually give you some more pounds then loose them.

Last updated: September 7, 2013

VEGETARIAN DIET TO LOOSE WEIGHT VEGETARIAN DIET TO LOOSE WEIGHTHere is some interesting info from nutritionist Cynthia Sass:

  • “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 65 percent of American adults age 20 and up are overweight or obese, but the prevalence of obesity among vegetarians and vegans is below 10 percent.
  • On average, the body weights of both male and female vegetarians are three percent to 20 percent lower than omnivores.
  • Research has also found that switching to a healthy vegan diet leads to weight loss, even without changes to exercise or limits on portion size, calories, or carbohydrates.
  • And, studies have found an increase in calorie burn after vegan meals, meaning plant-based foods may be used more efficiently as fuel for the body, as opposed to being stored as fat—pretty powerful support for a plant-based diet.
  • But in my years of private practice I’ve also seen people gain weight by going vegetarian, when they don’t get the right balance.”

Now isn’t that interesting! Statistics do show that Vegetarians and Vegans have less body weight. Numbers don’t lie.

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IS CHEESE VEGETARIAN or not?

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If you are new to a Healthy Vegetarian Diet you might start to eat more cheese, not knowing any alternatives yet. You should ask yourself though: Is cheese vegetarian? Be aware that most cheeses are not really vegetarian, and because of that, they should not be included in your Healthy Vegetarian Diet.

Last updated: September 7, 2013

IS CHEESE VEGETARIAN IS CHEESE VEGETARIAN or not?Let’s take a look:

  • “A crucial ingredient in the production of most commercial cheeses is an enzyme that comes from the lining of the stomach of calves, called rennet. Sometimes an enzyme from pigs is also used. Obviously, this is of concern to vegetarians, since these are products obtained from slaughtered animals. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, ‘rennet’ is actually the lining of the fourth stomach of calves and other young ruminants, but this term is also used to refer to the enzyme that is extracted from the stomach lining for use in making cheese. ‘Rennin’ is another word for this enzyme, although it is less commonly used. These enzymes are important because they are the ingredients that cause milk to coagulate and eventually become cheese.”

Quote from www.natural-connection.com

So, is cheese vegetarian? Obviously not if it is made with rennet, that makes a normal cheese a non-vegetarian cheese.

You can buy cheese that is rennet-free though. This type of cheese is made with microbial enzymes, and on the label it should state specifically – vegetable enzymes – or – vegetable rennet -.

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PROTEIN SOURCES WITHIN A PLANT BASED DIET

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If you are new to a healthy vegetarian diet, you might not know all the protein sources within a plant based diet. My findings are that it seems quite easy to get your protein, you don’t even need much of it. If you just follow half-way a healthy vegetarian diet, then you will always get enough protein.

Last updated: September 7, 2013

PROTEIN SOURCES WITHIN A PLANT BASED DIET PROTEIN SOURCES WITHIN A PLANT BASED DIET

  • “If you’re worried about getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet, you may be in for a surprise. Are you sitting down? The truth is, most Americans get way too much protein, and vegetarians can easily get more than enough protein in their diet as well. Many people still believe that protein is only available from meat and animal sources and we will all fall over dead without animal protein! Unless you’re pregnant or an Olympic bodybuilder, you will likely get more than enough protein without even trying.” By Jolinda Hackett, About.com Guide

I have read as well that actually plant-protein is more easily absorbed then animal-protein.

How much protein do you actually need?

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The power of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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You may know already how important it is to have fruits and vegetables in your diet. Did you know though how antioxidant fruits and vegetables can be? I think the more you know about something, the more you will be inspired to keep up with your vegetarian path.

Last updated: September 7, 2013

The power of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES The power of FRUITS AND VEGETABLESFruits and vegetables are rich in many helpful antioxidants. Antioxidants stop the free radical chain reaction by accepting renegade electrons into their own structure and hiding them away, rendering them harmless.”

We live in a world of many toxins, being them in the air, water and our food.

Once we have to much of them in our body, we do get sick. So to keep things in balance in our body it is very helpful to ad antioxidant food to our diet, best on a daily bases.

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Fruits and vegetables are NATURALLY DETOXIFYING

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For some people detoxifying is something they might do every few months, maybe once a year. For others it is something they never take into consideration. What I try to do is naturally detoxifying myself to counter the slow kill from the uncountable toxins that are in every element of our environment.

Last updated: September 7, 2013

Fruits and vegetables are NATURALLY DETOXIFYING Fruits and vegetables are NATURALLY DETOXIFYINGOne should try to keep a healthy immune system with a slightly alkaline pH.

This can be done by eating certain fruits and vegetables on a daily bases, which you should include anyway in your Healthy Vegetarian Diet.

“Consuming only whole organic foods is basic. Whole foods are foods that are not processed, such as bulk produce, grains, and legumes.”

Try not to eat canned fruits and vegetables. If you can’t get organic food, try to get foods that are not sprayed that often.

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