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Is a vegetarian diet the key to Weight Loss?
copyright 2006 by Greg Landry, M.S.





It is a proven fact that vegetarians maintain lower body fat; they also consume fewer calories and fewer fat. But do all of these statistics guarantee weight loss? The answer is no. The basics of achieving a healthy weight are the same for everyone. Vegetarian or not, we all have to work hard to lose unwanted pounds. Some people may think that by becoming a vegetarian they are guaranteed weight loss. That is a big no-no. If you have bad food habits, being a vegetarian will not change a thing! Vegetarians can easily make poor food choices which lead to weight gain.

If you want to lose weight you have to eat a healthy well balanced diet and limit your portions. Yes, it is as simple as that. All diets need to be carefully planned. You need to make sure that you get plenty of healthy calories and nutrients to keep your body running. Weight loss should not lead your body to suffer because of lack of essential nutrients. So be sure that you know what your body needs and the proper quantities it requires. A good tip in creating a weight loss plan is to include plenty of protein. Protein rich foods have a way of sustaining your hunger for longer periods of time.

And as far as preparation goes, you should be aware of the fact that different cooking methods can make a difference. For instance, you should definitely stay away from fried foods. Anything fried is bad! Instead steam, boil or grill your food. Eating healthy is all about what you eat and how you prepare it! It has nothing to do with being vegetarian. As a matter of fact, I know a few vegetarians who are quite overweight because they eat large portions of high fat. So if you want to lose weight, simply be smart about what you eat and how much you eat.




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