Study shows high plant-based diet helps maintain weight loss.
Published: 03 Jun 2017 @ thatveganrecipe.com
How many diets have you tried so far? How many times have you finished the diet and then agonisingly watched all that hard work be reversed? How badly do you want to be able to keep wearing those skinny jeans without worrying about the button popping again?
We all know by now the main cause of weight gain can be attributed to foods high in sugar, processed meats and high consumption of dairy products. This is why so many diets have you eating salads for days and then when the diet is done you go back to the same old eating habits and say bye bye to those slim fitting clothes again.
Chapter 2 of the report, 'Diet, obesity, and physical activity' then goes on to discuss how the intake of vitamins, fibre & food can reduce your risk of cancer by limiting certain things and that it can help maintain weight loss.
"A Mediterranean-style, restricted calorie dietary pattern, which is high in cereals, fruits, and vegetables and LOW in animal products, has been effective in sustaining weight loss"
Although the report still states animal products it's clear the main reason this works is due to the high intake of plant based foods and avoiding animal based items. The report also warns to stay clear of processed meats suggesting, "High consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, is associated with risk of colorectal cancer."
The other great thing about a plant-based diet is you don't have to limit yourself to a couple of tiny portions of food everyday, most plant based foods can be extremely low in fat and sugar so you can eat to your hearts content if done right.
What I Ate Daily To Lose 55 Pounds following a plant-based diet.
You can read the report for yourself HERE but it's over 600 pages long so maybe just take our word for it.