Do you want to
lose weight? Learn the truth about these popular
is great to see so many new vegan foods in natural food stores and
grocery stores. Which ones can we eat every day and still lose weight?
Which ones should be saved for special occasions?
Cereal and milk
Cereal is a common breakfast for Americans, especially on busy work
days. Many cereals are vegan, and some are even low in fat. This is how we choose a healthy
cereal that is also good for weight loss.
you cook your hot cereal with enough water, you can eat it without
milk. You will probably want milk for your cold cereal. These are the things we look for
in a milk substitute.
milk is the most well known
of the non-dairy milks. You can find it in most grocery stores and even
by the case in big box stores. Is
there a healthy soy milk that will help us lose weight?
Rice milk has been around for a long
time too. People who have soy allergies often use rice milk
instead. Here we analyze two
different brands of rice milk.
Almond milk is popular because it has such a creamy taste. Is almond milk a good
Oat milk is less common. We look
at one brand of oat milk here. Maybe you can find a different
one in your area.
seeds have a
good ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats. Here
is the nutrition information on the hemp milk we found.
Other dairy substitutes
There are many vegan foods that mimic dairy products and eggs. Many of
them are highly processed and should be avoided.
Some vegans like to eat soy yogurt with their breakfast or lunch. We discovered a few surprising facts
about the ingredients in soy yogurt.
Vegans are always looking for the perfect cheese substitute. Here we compare a few popular brands
of soy cheese.
For people who can't eat soy, Daiya is a wildly popular nondairy cheese.
Is Daiya healthy, and is it fattening?
We also analyzed two different vegan products looking for a mayonnaise
substitute that was not fattening.
can eat fresh fruit for dessert most of the time, but do you sometimes
get a craving for ice cream? Stay away from real ice cream, that nasty
saturated-fat-and-cholesterol-laden-junk. We compared the ingredients
in three brands of soy ice
cream. We also found two low fat frozen desserts that will
work as vegan ice cream
for our weight loss plan.
Meat substitutes and veggie
substitutes are popular vegan foods with many people. Most of them
soy protein, which we should avoid. Many are also high in fat and/or
sodium. Try making your own Black
Burgers from this recipe.
vegan recipes call for seitan,
also known as gluten. It is made from
the protein in wheat. Check the label to see if it contains added oil.
can use tofu
as a meat substitute in some recipes. It has a better
texture if you press it between 2 cutting boards to remove some of the
liquid. Marinate or serve with a sauce.
Before you buy bread, read our
discussion about vegan bread and weight loss. You may want to
omit bread from your diet until you get down to a normal weight.
The best weight loss foods
As we have shown, many packaged foods have a high calorie density and
unhealthy ingredients. Here are some suggestions
for buying healthy weight loss food.