Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to Lose Weight as Vegetarian by Laura Ng

Have you done your best to lose weight as a vegetarian before you ask why vegetarians can't lose weight? More and more vegetarians gain weight, and they're becoming as fat as meat-eaters. So what actually goes wrong? Are you taking lots of high-sugar processed foods? Did you include lots of whole natural foods in your diet? If you answer 'yes' and 'no' respectively, no wonder you can't lose weight as a vegetarian.

5 Tips to Lose Weight as Vegetarian

Firstly, you need to eat less processed vegetarian food and increase the intake of whole natural foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains etc. When you eat more healthily, you'll fix your metabolism back and position it on its functional track again. Full-speed metabolism is the key to effective vegetarian weight loss. So, make wise and healthy food choices starting from this moment onwards.

Secondly, like I just said, metabolism is the key to losing weight. So, besides eating the right foods to correct your metabolic disorder, you should also exercise to speed up your body's metabolic rate. You can't lose much weight by eating the right food and yet lazing around like Garfield (that's how the cat becomes so fat). You need to move, and move a lot.

Start with some simple exercises to help your body condition for higher-intensity exercises in the next few days. Continue with your nutritional intake and regular workouts and you should experience fantastic results in 2 weeks from now. And you won't shout "Why vegetarians can't lose weight" anymore. The key lies in your lifestyle.

Thirdly, you need to sleep well to get your body on a normal fat-burning mode. Burning midnight oil can disrupt your fat-burning response. In most cases, it slows down your metabolism causing weight gain rather than helping you to burn more fat and lose weight. A misconception for many people about sleeping to lose weight.

Fourthly, water is extremely important to improve your body's waste removal ability. A dehydrated body will cause toxins to amass in your fat cells resulting in your body finding difficulty to extract your fat stores for energy use. So, drink plenty but not excessive water.

Finally, make time to empty your bowel daily. Again, toxic waste can accumulate in your body if you let it stay inside your body for 2 or more days.

These are common sense stuff to lose weight as vegetarian, but few vegetarians ever come to realize them and seek their way out via other unhealthy methods. Many a time, a healthy and safe weight loss solution is just within your capability if you keep cool and think carefully on what you've done to gain weight and then reverse it to help you lose weight. It isn't easy, but it's never difficult too.