Managing Obesity With A Vegan Diet

by | June 25, 2018

Managing obesity can be quite a difficult task.

Today more than 50 percent Americans worry about losing excess weight. With junk food ruling the planet, it is getting difficult to slim down despite a large number of vegans products coming up. Though it sounds easy, slimming needs a lot of effort to shed those extra pounds. Apart from exercising, you also need to eat healthy to stay fit. If you have tried all the methods of shedding pounds, it is better to try and listen to your inner voice and start eating a healthier diet that will help in managing obesity. Do not be afraid, take the first step, and tell your friends and family that you have made a decision to start eating healthy.

To change your shape, you need to change your eating habits.

Here are a few tips to help in managing obesity with healthy vegan eating.

Cut down on your calorie intake.

Calories make you put on weight and thus you should keep yourself away from sweets and foodstuff that are high on calories. It is better to take low-calorie sweetener in all the sweet dishes you tuck into. To lose weight many people adopt the wrong path and starve; that can deprive them of essential minerals making them weak. You need to have balanced complete meals. 


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Eat more of leafy vegetables and fruits.

Leafy vegetables and fruits provide you with all the required amounts of vitamins. Have small meals and in any case, eat less than you would otherwise. Replace white bread with brown bread. According to a WHO report households should select predominantly plant-based diets rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits, pulses or legumes, and minimally processed starchy staple foods. The evidence that such diets will prevent or delay a significant proportion of non-communicable chronic diseases is consistent. A predominantly plant-based diet has a low energy density, which should help in managing obesity.

Avoid fatty foods

Fatty and fried foods have the tendency to make you put on weight more easily. Instead, try to bake foods in the oven. Joan Salge Blake, a clinical nutrition professor at Boston University says “For the money and your blood pressure, you can’t beat a traditionally baked spud”. Australian Popular Science reports white potatoes do contain all the essential amino acids you need to build proteins, repair cells, and fight diseases.

Stay hydrated

Drink liters of water to save yourself from fake hunger and avoid eating except at mealtimes. Maintain a schedule for meals and stick to it without fail. Cut down on alcohol since alcohol promotes a feeling of hunger. Try to be focused and keep informed and educate yourself how to maintain a vegan healthy lifestyle to stay fit and slim down soon. To get better results, it is good to not eat bakery products, saturated in calories to give you those extra pounds. 


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There are several disadvantages of unhealthy eating habits, however, with a plant-based diet, it can help you to lose extra pounds and stay fit. Obesity can give rise to several other health disorders, thus it is necessary to fight it at the right time. You can always consult a doctor to come up with a healthy and plant-based diet.  

Apart from healthy eating, increase your activities to help burn off all those extra calories. Healthy eating when combined with the right exercise, results in the slim and healthy body. Learn to control your temptations and eat vegan options even when you are in a restaurant. 

 

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Davor Gligorovski

I am very passionate about healthy living vegan lifestyle and cruelty-free world. An avid runner for 8 and devoted vegan for 15 years. I love to travel and run marathons across the globe. Catch up with me on my website or facebook.

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