Are you trying to lose weight? Good for you, gorgeous!
Science has proven that vegetarians and vegans tend to be slimmer and healthier than their meat-eating counterparts.
Adults with a BMI (body mass index) above 30 are considered obese; 25 to 30 is overweight; under 25 is ideal. Predictably, meat-eaters averaged 28.8 in several analyses. In the United States, the only group consistently showing at their ideal weight and BMI was the plant-based one…these averaged 33 pounds (about 15 kilos) lighter than their meat-eating friends.
So, if you want to drop those extra kilos, dropping the animal proteins (dairy, eggs, meat, and fish) is the most effective way to do so.
Even switching one meal or snack per day to a healthy calorie, plant-based one will get you a bit closer to your weight loss goals. With that in mind, I’m going to give you four easy and fun ways to incorporate healthier, more slimming meals and snacks into your day.
Pick one a day to start with baby steps, or go for all four for super-powered weight reduction!
The easiest meal to make vegan every day is breakfast, because you can make a large juice or smoothie of your choice and carry it with you. Check out my recipes for a fantastic selection of flavourful, satisfying, smoothie sensations.
I have a 1.5-litre glass bottle that I like to fill up for my breakfast. Smoothies will keep you fuller and better satiated for longer than juice; you can drink them on the go, or even take them with you to work. They’re quick and easy to make, too!
I suggest eating a huge serving of fruit for a wildly delicious, body-shaping lunch. It can be a monomeal, or a rainbow of different colours. Enjoy as much as you like, until you’re completely satisfied. If you stop before complete satisfaction, then you’ll likely become hungry soon after—not to mention undernourished.
The body likes fruit meals in abundance. Remember that raw foods are lower in calories but higher in water content, so you need to eat more to get the calories you need and not feel hungry every few hours. Some people might think it’s too weird to eat big meals of just fruit, particularly in the middle of the day, but I swear to you, it feels amazing! More often than not, people will compliment you on eating well and will probably want a piece of the action, too. If instead, you would like to eat a salad for lunch, I recommend that you eat fruit beforehand so that you’re meeting your caloric needs and not getting hungry again soon after.
If despite your amazing, healthy calorie-packed breakfast and lunch, you still have a desire to snack, that’s fine! Just stick to the Taste and Flavour Solution. Grab a banana, some squishy, yummy Medjool dates, or even some celery or sliced carrots. Keep fruit in your bag everywhere you go, and satisfy those middle-of-the-day cravings the slimming way.
For some reason, most people find this the most challenging meal to keep plant-based, but that’s only because most of us have a deeply ingrained habit of eating meat and dairy in the evenings. I have loads of delicious and super simple dinner recipes right here.
(For example, here’s an easy-to-make, super-nourishing, body-shaping Buddha Bowl.)
Fill up at dinnertime with as many fruits and veggies as you wish, and you’ll likely feel satisfied like never before. No restrictions here on a plant-based diet!
Want to know more? Good, because I have so much more to share with you! Check out my book HEALTHY, SEXY, VEGAN on Amazon, to learn how to select body-shaping foods and eat for healthy weight reduction.
Remember: A sexy body is your birthright! Let me show you how to eat for the body you want!
I would love to hear from you, too. Have you gone fully plant-based? Half plant-based? One-meal-a-day plant-based? Share about your results in the comments!
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Originally published at wilddonna.com