A vegetarian diet is linked to weight loss. For that reason, most vegetarians are thinner than you. There’s a valid explanation to it. In a new research, it showed that a plant-based diet is said to be the most effective way to shed some pounds.
Vegetarians Dropped Significant Amount of Weight
In a study conducted by Brie Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., she followed people who were vegan and omnivorous for eight weights. These people stuck to low GI index and low-fat foods. They didn’t lower their calorie intake.
What Was the Result?
They lost an average weight of 8.2 to 9.9 pounds. Those who were meat-eaters, on the other hand, dropped only an average of 5.1 pounds.
Two months after the study was conducted, vegans reported losing more weight than meat-eaters.
Vegan Diet is Low in Fat
Unlike an omnivorous diet, a vegan diet is very low in fat so it’s expected that vegans shed more pounds.
The study didn’t just show how a vegetarian diet is linked to weight loss. It also revealed that it’s better to restrict certain foods, rather than calories.
Some dieters find it very liberating to go on a diet that allows them to eat until they’re full without monitoring their calorie intake.
A vegetarian diet can be sustainable in the long term, as long as you became a vegan for social reasons and not just to lose weight.
However, if you’re planning to go on a vegan diet, you should pay attention to your protein intake. You need around 54 grams of protein each day if you’re a 150-pound person.
Adele Has slimmed Down
Rumor has it that the real reason of Adele’s weight loss is her strict vegetarian diet. Although she hasn’t confirmed it yet, going vegan could probably be the most effective way for you to lose weight. But it would only give you positive results if you do it right.
Famous People Who Already Said No To Meat
- Alicia Silverstone
She’s been a vegan since 1998. Alicia is also an active animal rights activist.
- Anne Hathaway
Although she had an on-off relationship with vegetarianism, she’s back to not eating meat and fish after her breakup with her fraudulent fiancé.
- Alyssa Milano
She’s a vegetarian and an active supporter of PETA.
- Christie Brinkley
She’s just one of the supermodels who said no to meat. Christie is reported to love snacking on sweet potatoes.
- Carrie Underwood
At just 13 years of age, Carrie gave up eating meat. In 2005 and 2007, PETA named her as the sexiest vegetarian.
- Christian Bale
He was nine years old when he completely eliminated meat from his diet. This wasn’t surprising considering his father’s role as an animal rights activist.
- Ellen DeGeneres
This famous TV show host took the plunge and became a full-fledged vegan in 2008.
- Hayden Panettiere
In addition to being a vegan, she’s also against whale and dolphin hunting.
- Ginnifer Goodwin
The Once Upon a Time star also admitted that she has become a vegan since 2009.
- Kal Penn
You may have seen Dr. Lawrence Kutner of House eating meat-based food but in real life, Kal Penn is a vegan.
- Natalie Portman
She shifted from being a vegetarian to a vegan when she learned about how animals were raised, killed and processed before they made it to our plate. Although she went back to vegetarian during her pregnancy in 2011, she has returned to a vegan diet right after she gave birth.
- Lea Michele
The Glee star decided to go vegan to live a healthy lifestyle. Although she sometimes fluctuated between vegetarianism and veganism, she focuses her diet around plant-based foods.
- The Mara Sisters
Kate and Rooney Mara are following a vegan diet and avoiding gluten. They can’t go a day without this smoothie recipe.
- Jessica Chastain
For 15 years, Jessica Chastain has been following a vegetarian diet. In 2007, she switched to veganism and she said that she doesn’t have to worry about feeling healthy or lean again. When she’s on the go, she travels with her own vegan meals.
- Ellen Page
She’s committed to a vegan lifestyle and not afraid to speak out against animal farming. Thus, in 2014, she received the title the sexiest vegan of the year.
- Jared Leto
He’s been following a vegan diet for more than 20 years. It’s the reason he looks healthy and younger than his age. He’s 43 years old, by the way.
- Ariana Grande
She’s petite and thin. It’s not a wonder because Ariana has switched to a vegan diet in 2013. According to her, the switch had something to do with her health.
- Michelle Pfeiffer
She, too, was motivated to choose a vegan lifestyle to help her live long without worrying about disease.
- Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Channing Tatum’s wife, Jenna, has embraced a vegan lifestyle, even though her husband loves to eat barbecue.
- Ellie Goulding
She’s been a long-time vegetarian. But she made a shift and embraced a vegan lifestyle. She credits her current diet for her leaner and stronger body.
Over to You
What’s your take on vegan and vegetarian? Have you followed these diets yet? What were the results? Did you gain or lose weight? Please let us know in the comments section below.