Sunday, November 6, 2011

Vegetarian Weight Loss Myths & Tips to Truly Lose Weight as Vegetarian by Laura Ng

Does becoming a vegetarian guarantee you weight loss? Let's run through some of the weight loss myths so common that many people thought vegetarian diet is the best way to lose weight. And then I'll show you what you can do to effectively lose weight without sacrificing your vegetarian lifestyle. It's gonna be easy. Don't worry.

Vegetarian Weight Loss Myth #1 - You'll Lose Weight by Going Vegetarian

Are you thinking like most people when you first became a vegetarian? Look at your belly, buttocks and thighs now, is it true? Did you become even fatter than before? Has your cellulite become more obvious? Some meat-eaters are overweight, but after they go vegetarian, their size blow up even further. Hence, whether you're a vegetarian or not doesn't mean you'll lose weight effectively, which brings us to the next myth.

Vegetarian Weight Loss Myth #2 - You Can Eat All You Want because Vegetarian Foods Carry Low Calories

If this is true, then Myth #1 would become true already. It all depends on what you eat. If you eat pre-packaged processed vegetarian food infused with sugar, sodium and bad saturated fats, how could you expect not to have your belly fat popped out?

Vegetarian Weight Loss Myth #3 - A Vegetarian Diet is Healthier than a Meat-laced Diet

Honestly, you won't get any worse by eating a vegetarian diet than continuing with the bacteria-laden, toxin-loaded meat diet to lose weight. However, you should not take it for granted that any vegetarian diets are healthy. Because they aren't healthy, they can wreck your body and cause metabolic disorder, that's why you gain weight easily!

Facts about the Vegetarian Weight Loss Myths

It WAS true that eating vegetarian diet tends to promote weight loss. But not anymore with so many convenient vegetarian food stores and stalls sprouting up hyping up the benefits of vegetarian diet, when they're in fact selling fatty vegetarian foods so high in sugar, fat and sodium that are too toxic for your body to take it.

My advice for you is, make your food choices wisely. Avoid processed foods as much as you can. But if you can't avoid due to the nature of your job or your lifestyle doesn't allow it, then try to buy processed foods containing as low sodium and sugar as you can.

The best way to lose weight as vegetarian is prepare your own vegetarian meals, and eat lots of whole foods containing nutritional value in their best natural form such as fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, legumes etc. Oh, and don't forget to engage in exercises at least 3 times a week.

In a nutshell, eat whole natural vegetarian foods and move more, and you'll lose weight the vegetarian way easily.