Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lose Weight with Vegetarian Diet - Facts You Need to Know by Laura Ng

Does vegetarian diet help you lose weight? Like many other diets out there, there's no guarantee that a certain diet will help you lose weight 100%, even vegetarian diet also. Why did I say that? Isn't vegetarian diet a commonly last resort for people to lose weight after they failed in other dieting attempts?

I'm a vegetarian and I lose weight successfully with eating a vegetarian diet, but I'm going to tell you that it all depends on what sort of vegetarian diet you're eating. Done right, you get the shape you want. Done wrong, you grow bigger in size. Period.

A vegetarian diet will help you lose weight effectively provided you cut down on your processed vegetarian food intake, or cut back on your toxin-laden meat consumption if you're still not 100% meat-free yet.

Usually those prepackaged foods are packed with sodium, sugar and bad saturated fat, and processed with lots of artificial chemical additives (can you remember those funny names on the label?), so eating too much of them impedes your blood circulation and causes metabolic disorder, which then results in weight gain.

That's why a "processed vegetarian" can't lose weight easily and gain weight instead. Have you seen an overweight vegetarian yet? Look yourself in the mirror, that's you! Ask yourself what you've eaten all this while, I'm willing to bet more of your food consumption comes from processed food.

If you're not fully meat-free yet, you're going to become even worse due to the toxins generated by dead animals when they got slaughtered. Ingesting those toxins will have some trapped in your fat tissues if your body can't fully purge them all out. That explains why a Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) loaded with meat creates so many obese.

So, a vegetarian diet does help you lose weight when you eat the right type of vegetarian food. Fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts and seeds, legumes, seaweed etc - these are what you should eat more, if not in all.

I understand that it's difficult to stick to a vegetarian diet with all the whole natural foods as the ingredients unless you're working in the comfort of your own home. So, do your best to reduce your unhealthy food consumption to as minimal as possible. Don't try to do it over few days. Make the changes gradually and progress step by step until you totally grow sick of processed food. The key is, apply changes naturally.