Sunday, October 30, 2011

2 Vegetarian Weight Loss Mistakes You Must Fix to Lose Weight the Vegetarian Style by Laura Ng

Are you thinking like the majority that once you start your vegetarian lifestyle you'll lose weight automatically? Actually, it really is easy to lose weight as a vegetarian, but if you commit these 2 mistakes, it'll make losing weight an almost impossible mission for you, even though you're not eating the harmful, fat-filled and toxin-laced meat.

Vegetarian Weight Loss Mistake #1 - Eating Junk Food

Going vegetarian doesn't mean you won't get a chance to eat junk food. In fact, junk vegetarian foods are everywhere, infusing with sugar, sodium (salt), bad saturated fat and lots of funny artificial additives. Look at your size now, that's the end result of eating too much of these processed foods. Proof.

So, to lose weight as vegetarian, you need to make an effort to avoid these foods and replace them one by one with whole natural foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, which carry plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber to help you flush out toxins and lose weight easily. Vegetarians should actually eat this way, shouldn't they?

Vegetarian Weight Loss Mistake #2 - Skipping Breakfast

Why skipping breakfast is a big mistake for vegetarians in weight loss? When you skip breakfast and starve your stomach, your body will enter starvation mode. During this period, your metabolism will slow down to conserve energy. That means, your body will burn less calories to sustain your bodily activities.

Then when you start eating (lunch), your stomach tends to absorb as much food as possible since it doesn't know when it'll go hungry again, so its absorbing power will double. As a result, you heap on excess calories easily and more calories get stored in your fat tissues. That's the negative side effect of skipping breakfast. But when you take breakfast, the whole situation reverses - your body will absorb slower and less calories, helping you to lose weight more efficiently.

This also applies to any meals in a day. Don't think that the side effect of weight gain in skipping dinner will be relatively less intense. It could go worse and stock up more calories as fat since your metabolism tends to run slower at night.

In a Nutshell...

The secret of effective vegetarian weight loss lies in eating the right type of vegetarian diet for weight loss and feeding your stomach regularly to avoid hunger. Once you achieve these 2 things, it'll make losing weight easier for you, as a vegetarian.