Food is just one factor that affects weight loss, however. Physical activity, genetics, and hormones play a part too.
Though flawed, BMI can be useful for assessing weight. Higher levels come with increased risks of chronic diseases. In general, vegans tend to have lower BMI levels than non-vegans, but not always. No diet creates only one kind of body.
Does a vegan diet have its share of junk food? Certainly!” Weight loss isn’t automatic either. “Any diet with excessive calories from junk rather than whole foods makes weight loss a challenge.” But a well-planned vegan diet can help you shed a few pounds.
Remember that going vegan is a learning curve. To live as a vegan in a non-vegan world takes both courage and curiosity. Veganism has been around since 1944, but it’s still a relatively new concept to many people. It’s important you allow yourself time to learn about the various strands of veganism – and remember to pat yourself on the back along the way for the progress you've made.
Smart vegans take food prep seriously. This means having a well-stocked kitchen—ample fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and whatever else makes you feel your best—so you don’t have to worry about what to eat when hunger sets in.
The healthiest people in the world know the importance of exercise and movement. Whether you choose to play a sport, run, dance, or garden, staying active is a must for optimal health.
Find a local vegan contact or groups; join a vegan forum; go to vegan fairs, gatherings, camps, festivals, etc.
We’ve always found people super friendly and happy to connect, share experiences, meet up, etc. Although we find most vegan people lovely, like all walks of life you get all sorts, so be discerning.
Stick with it and you’ll gravitate to like-minded souls before you know it.
Over the FitHappyVegan course of his career, he has served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, authored over 100 research papers and given hundreds of lectures around the world.
I always try to use organic grocery in my kitchen it will make food even more healthy. I never know that vegan food is really delicious and yummy. Thanks!
You make the normal-to-vegan transitioning process so much easier for me. Thank you so much for the course, can't wait for this great lifestyle change in my life.
Thanks so much for sharing the course! All of this sounds wonderful and I am very happy and excited for you to be making this change :)
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