Vegan Diet for Weight Loss: The Secrets are Out!

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Get active, move more:

You don’t have to exercise to lose weight, however, exercise helps maintain weight loss. Additionally, regular physical activity is very beneficial to your body. It helps improve your mood, strengthen your cardiovascular system, and reduce your blood pressure.

The secret is to try to choose an activity you like and try to incorporate it gradually into your day. You can start by adding a few extra steps or an additional ten minutes of your preferred activity to your daily routine.

According to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, adults should have at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.  Furthermore, they should also focus on having 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted good-quality sleep and reduce sedentary behavior, including sitting or watching tv, to less than 8 hours per day. 

More tips to help you reach your goal weight:  

Set times for your meals:

Eating at certain times will help you plan your meals better and at the same time, it will help reduce the possibility of snacking on foods higher in calories, simple sugar, and unhealthy fats.

Therefore, it’s a smart way to promote healthy eating habits for longer periods of time.

Eat slower:

Eating slowly will give you time to enjoy your meals as well as increase satiety. It gives time for your stomach and brain to process your level of fullness and release the satiety hormone to decrease hunger. This helps reduce calorie intake.

Limit places or restaurants that trigger your cravings:

Try to limit restaurants that serve mostly high-fat or processed foods and be selective on the places  you want to go.

 Pay attention to your satiety signals. If you feel full, take the rest to go so you do not have to force yourself to continue eating. Learn to listen to your body and respect its needs. 

Have healthy meals prepared:

Prepare meals and have meals ready and available for busy times. This way whenever you are busy and do not have time to cook, you have something to eat rather than choosing an unhealthy snack.

Emotional eating: 

Before reaching for a snack, ask yourself why you’re eating or figure out what’s causing your cravings. Is it a feeling of stress, sadness, excitement, or curiosity? Many people associate food with feelings other than hunger, and this becomes the reason they overeat. Try to honor your body by paying attention to its hunger and satiety signals.

Are you ready to start?  

It is only one phone call away! Get a vegan registered dietitian to help create your healthy vegan meal plan tailored specifically for you to help you lose weight!

You can start with a free discovery call with one of our plant-based dietitians who will gladly assist you in planning your new vegan diet, answering your questions, and providing several tools to help you get on track.

Do you want to learn more?

If you are interested to know how long it takes to lose weight on a vegan diet or reasons you are not losing weight, please read these articles.

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