IS VEGANISM GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

IS VEGANISM GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

A study conducted in New Zealand in 2016 examined the link between veganism and health and weight loss. The study results were a greater decrease in BMI and a greater (though less significant) decrease in cholesterol in those who ate only plants. This study joins other studies in the field that have shown that diets based on plant-based foods alone contribute to decreased body mass, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They can also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic illnesses and lower heart disease mortality rates. But have you heard of veganism for weight loss? WEIGHT LOSS As with any dietary preference, the vegan diet can be fertile ground for weight gain for those who continue to eat incorrectly. Junk food also has a growing line of products suitable for a vegan diet, including chocolates, snacks and other sweets. Today’s supply is so vast, and there are substitutes for everything, with some of the substitutes not always constituting the healthy diet we desire. Still, those who switch to a vegan diet will almost always find themselves shedding their weight, because naturally, they will eat more vegetables and fruits. Those on a vegan diet also make changes such… View Post
Meal Timing, Thermic Effect of Food, CICO, and ‘Starvation Mode’ – Real or BS?

Meal Timing, Thermic Effect of Food, CICO, and ‘Starvation Mode’ – Real or BS?

“If you don’t eat enough calories, your body will go into ‘starvation mode’ and it will hang onto fat, and you will gain weight.” “You should eat six small meals instead of three to lose weight.” I’m sure you have heard these before.  The girl from accounting says them.  I used to say it myself. Though I had no proof, it sounded like it made sense.  I mean, our bodies do respond to stress in times of crisis – so surely it is designed to literally ‘stall’ metabolic processing so that we don’t die? This blog post is all about popular things people say to justify why losing weight is complicated and futile. Spoiler alert: It’s not. But let’s look at the first item on our list: Thermic Effect of Food First, let’s look at TEF – the thermic effect of food or the amount of energy expenditure above the basal metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for use and storage. (Whew – that was a mouthful!) The TEF averages at about 10% of a person’s caloric intake and varies based on macro groups – i.e. dietary fat is easier to process than protein. For example, when you… View Post