The Basics of
What to Eat for Weight Loss and Super Health
Are you curious about a vegan diet plan but you don't
know know how to begin?
What foods should you eat and what should you avoid?
Do you worry about getting all of your
essential nutrients? What about protein? Calcium? Iron? Do you
need to take any supplements?
Can your children eat the same foods you do?
Before we talk about specific
foods, let's talk about
definitions. Here is the
official answer to the common question, "What is a vegan?" Once
you read the definition, you might wonder why people decide to become
vegans. Several different
issues might influence a person into becoming a vegan. Every vegan follows his/her own path to this lifestyle. See the Eating DVD and RAVE Diet book to learn more.
We have been vegans for a long time. We totally
support all reasons
for veganism, and we know each reason is worthy of its own website.
Since we need to narrow our focus to do justice to a topic, on
this website we focus on the vegan diet and its value for weight loss.
A lousy vegan diet can make you fat and sick....just like the typical
meat eater. How can a
vegan be overweight? One way is by eating vegan donuts. Donuts are
fattening whether they contain animal products or not. The same goes
for vegan candy, vegan junk food and vegan fast food.
donuts, guaranteed to make you fat!
Wean yourself off this kind of stuff by telling
yourself it is not really food. Pretend it is dog food, or that it is
made of plastic. Are you serious about losing weight? Then it is not
enough to go on a vegan diet. You
must use a low fat vegan diet like this one.
Follow our instructions carefully. You will eat until you are satisfied
and still lose weight. You don't have to count calories. Maybe you just want to know which foods to eat, which foods to avoid, and
how much exercise to get. Here
is a brief summary of our complete vegan weight loss plan.
Did you read our information about a low fat vegan diet? Were
you surprised to learn that all vegetables contain fat? See this page to understand why a
fat free diet is hardly possible, and why it is definitely
Perhaps you are a visual person. If you don't have time to read
everything on our website, watch
this excellent one hour video where we describe the best weight loss
plan we know.
What do healthy vegans eat?
If you are afraid that you will have to live on
salads for the rest of your life, never fear. There are five food categories in our
vegan nutrition plan, with hundreds of delicious
natural foods. There are a few
foods and supplements that vegan nutrition professionals recommend.
Take the time to learn about them and you will always be a healthy
It is fun and easy to create a good vegan diet
of the foods you eat will be whole plant foods. When you see packaged
foods that look interesting, how do you know if they
weight loss foods? You read their Nutrition Facts. Here are the four steps we
follow to analyze all nutrition labels. Study
the steps and practice them. You will never be fooled by the
food companies again.
do we get our protein?
When you begin following a vegan diet plan, this
first question that everyone asks. The meat industry has done a great
job of convincing us that
flesh foods are the best and only source of protein. But don't you
believe it. On a healthy vegan diet plan the sources of protein are as
varied as the sources of calories.
protein source is legumes, which include beans, peas, and lentils.
They are perfect weight loss foods...high fiber, low fat, and loaded
Here are the rest of the vegan protein foods. You will be
amazed at how many there are!
beans are high
in protein and they have a rich, buttery taste. Add them
to salads or make a bean dip out of them.
But don't we need dairy products
The dairy industry wants us to believe that milk
are the only source of calcium. But there are places in the world where
people don't even have cows, so of course they don't have dairy
products. People in these societies get their calcium from plants. When
you think about it, that is where the cow gets it too! Dark
leafy greens are a terrific source of calcium on a vegan diet plan.
favorite greens are kale and collard greens. We could eat steamed kale
day! Some people use a dehydrater to make kale chips for snacks, but
most of the recipes include oil, which is not a healthy food. We did find a recipe for kale chips that uses nuts instead of oil. You might want to try it as a treat, although it does have a high calorie density because of the nuts.
you worried about keeping your bones strong if
you follow a vegan diet plan? The most important thing you can do is get
some weight-bearing exercise every day. Also, be sure to
important information about the best sources of vegan vitamin D.
Vitamin D helps prevent osteoporosis, but it is important for many
Can we feed children a vegan diet?
are millions of healthy vegan children in the world. However, infants and toddlers need a
different vegan diet plan than older vegan children. These are the
details. Raise your children on a vegan
diet. They will have a health advantage that will last their
entire lives. What better gift could you give them?