Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vegetarian Weight Loss by Laura Ng

Are you an overweight vegetarian desperately seeking weight loss solution? Obviously. But how much do you know about vegetarian weight loss? It's not just simply getting on a vegetarian weight loss diet and then you'll lose weight. No. It doesn't work this way.

A vegetarian weight loss diet is indeed important, but how you eat the diet is as crucial. On top of that, you need to engage in some form of exercises to make sure you're always burning more calories than you ingest. After all, the fundamental principle of weight loss "calories in, calories out" applies to all, regardless of whether you're a vegetarian or not.

Let me show you a sample vegetarian weight loss diet plan which includes a vegetarian weight loss diet and a fat-burning workout regimen to help illustrate the idea.

What's Inside a Proven Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet?

Now, in your vegetarian weight loss diet meal plan, it should contain 5 meals a day. You can go with 6 or 7 meals if that works best for you. The more meals you plan, the smaller the portion it will be. The whole idea of this "more meals less portion size" is to prevent you from going hungry, at the same time, fuel your activities to keep them going.

Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner - this is what your vegetarian weight loss meal plan should look like. Next, in your breakfast, lunch and dinner, I advise that you include 40 - 60% of fiber-rich food like vegetables. Fibrous food is especially helpful in losing weight because of these 3 key reasons:

1. It provides the bulk to make you feel full easily so you won't crave for more foods.

2. It helps to digest the food slowly, thereby releasing energy gradually to make sure you get sustaining power to operate your daily activities.

3. It helps to cleanse your bowel by flushing toxic waste out of your body. This little daily act enables your body to extract energy from your fat stores without delay and hindrance whenever you need extra energy as fuel.

In addition, keep the ingredients in your vegetarian weight loss diet as natural as possible, preferably 90 - 100%. The less processed your vegetarian foods are, the better you'll lose weight. If you have to buy processed food for some reasons, scrutinize its label carefully to make sure you're not getting an unhealthy vegetarian food.

Now you know roughly what a proven vegetarian weight loss diet is. Next - exercise.

What's Inside a Sure-Fire Fat-Burning Workout Regimen?

Time and the types of exercises can yield different fat loss effect. Good news is, when you get on a natural vegetarian weight loss diet, your body will amass very much less toxins than before. Hence, doing exercises will speed up your fat loss.

Exercising in the morning has proven to burn more fat than any other times in the day.

Cardio doesn't help you burn much fat, but the scientifically proven high-intensity interval training (HIIT) does. When you do HIIT, you only need 3 times a week, 10 - 15 minutes a day in the morning. If you can block out more time as you're working at home or a housewife, a max of 45 minutes will get you more fat loss. But do NOT overdo as HIIT can easily inflict injuries on you.

Always begin with the less intense exercises and do it for 10 minutes before you advance to higher intensity level and longer duration. By the way, multi-joint (full bodyweight) exercises produce the most overall fat loss than single-joint exercises (like crunches and sit-ups).

These are some fat-burning workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home - bicycle crunch, forward lunge, lying hip extension, jumping jacks, Spiderman climbs, mountain climber, step-up, pushups, elevated pushups, plank, side plank, prisoner squat etc.

Have you seen this piece of information before? That's what an effective vegetarian weight loss should be. It does require some self-discipline to make it work. But if you can get someone to watch over your vegetarian weight loss regimen, it'd be even more effective.