When I first contemplated this weight loss method I was asked by a few of my friends - "What exactly is vegan weightloss? Is it just an extreme vegetarian plan?" Well, if you are a practising vegan, you'll reel at this blatant ignorance but for the rest of us a vegan is defined as follows - "Veganism - The practice of eating neither meat nor other animal products, such as fish, milk and milk products, eggs, and honey; A way of life which strictly avoids use of any kind of animal products and services that are based on exploitation of animals."This means that as a vegan, you would not eat any animal or anything that is produced from its body. Now, although the fundamentals of veganism are built on rejecting animal cruelty and the exploitation of their resources, the indirect benefits of this type of diet are huge if practised correctly. In fact, recent and ongoing studies have proven that if you just became a vegan and did nothing else, you would lose weight. It's really that simple. In fact, if you just became a normal vegetarian you would shed pounds - however, the vegan approach achieves faster and longer lasting results which is probably fair because it is definitely a stricter eating regime. However, I do happen to have some vegan friends and when probed their advice is this -
There is some seriously delicious vegan recipes out there (I have tried them as a meat eater and I was very surprised at how many new flavours I experienced.)
Eating a vegan diet DEFINITELY helps to keep you thin or at least to lose extra weight that you have.
You will notice your energy rise and your skin will become clearer and more youthful.
If you know of a vegan or vegetarian that looks like he/she could use a good steak, then it's NOT being practised correctly and in the right amounts. A healthy vegan knows what foods to eat and feels incredible on a daily basis.
Vegan weightloss is more achievable and more permanent than most if not all diet plans out there.Now, let's just say that a life without animals products may not be easy, especially if, like me, most of your habitual eating habits are based on meat and milk products from early childhood. If it was that easy, our animals would be free to live in the way they were designed and we'd all be skinny marathon runners. For this reason my blog title - "Lose Weight In Only One Step" is slightly misleading since although it IS in fact just one decision and one step, it takes commitment and lifestyle changes that are only for the determined. However, I may be able to motivate you if you are willing to give it a try.