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Veganism: Keep a Healthy Weight

August 05, 2019

Veganism: Keep a Healthy Weight-Leafy Souls Vegan Blog Post

Are you trying to keep a healthy weight? There are many things that help weight maintenance besides a fad diet and exercising once in a while. It needs proper planning and a lot of determination.

You have probably heard of some hard weight loss plans that actually make losing weight difficult and complicated. Instead, lose your weight loss and reach your goals by using simple, yet powerful weight loss ideas. And veganism, done right, can reap many benefits!  

You do not always have to feel hungry in order to lose weight. You just need to plan carefully and stick to it.  Here are a few easy steps to help you lose weight.


Start your day with lemon and water

Lemon water is an excellent drink for weight loss. Lemon juice gives your body the nutrients it needs to burn fat into energy and stop weight gain. Make sure to keep drinking lemon juice after you lose weight and keep your new weight. 


Drink apple cider vinegar

Because apple cider vinegar has acetic acid, it’s good for losing weight. Acetic acid stops body fat from building up.  Apple cider vinegar also helps your body take in nutrients from the food you eat, treats digestive issues, and fights infections. Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it once a day in the evening.


Replace regular tea/coffee with green tea

Another good idea for weight loss is to drink green tea. It has a big range of antioxidants that help the body to break down food and help in losing weight.  The catechins in green tea are very good for burning fat because of how they free fat from fat cells. They also fight free radicals and stop diseases. Switch your regular cup of tea or coffee with a cup of organic green tea.  You can drink 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day.


Exercise

If you really want to lose weight in a healthy way, there’s no way to way to escape from regular exercising and activity. Doing a mix of mild and hard physical activity will help you lose weight and control your weight. Also, exercise helps lessen stress and raise your energy, mood, and sleep quality. It lowers the risk of chronic diseases and Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and some cancers. It is best to set a certain time in your day for your exercise routine so that you do not skip it because of the excuse that you do not have enough time. 


Eat a healthy diet

A healthy and low-calorie diet is a very important part of a good weight loss plan. Make sure to include fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet instead of filling up on junk foods. Stay away from fried and fatty foods. Also, don’t take in too much sugar and salt.  Look for healthier forms in your favorite foods. 

For example, east homemade air-popped popcorn instead of high calorie, oil popped popcorn. Don’t eat things made with white flour like white bread, cookies, muffins, pizzas, hotdogs, burgers, pasta, and other similar foods. 

Choose wholegrain and healthier forms of these foods. Their labels should say “100% whole grain”. Not just “made with whole grains” or “multi-grain”.  Eat more fiber and proteins but fewer carbohydrates. Proteins will help you feel full longer and lessen cravings. 

Set aside one day a week for a cheat meal. Remember to keep your portions small. To get the most out of your cheat meal, eat it slowly, and try to avoid disturbances while eating. Choose fresh fruit juice instead of packaged fruit juices, which are full of sugar and preservatives. Use virgin coconut oil in your diet. It is easy to digest, good for your health, and also helps your body break down materials faster. 

Eat smaller meals, more often. Do not skip meals, especially breakfast, Eat your last meal of the day at least two hours before bedtime, and don’t snack late at night. Make sure not to eat carelessly, and control your portion size by using smaller plates and bowls. 


Drink plenty of water

Drink a lot of water throughout the day to help your body wash out toxins. It is suggested to drink 8-10 glasses of fluids a day. Besides hel[ping to clean out toxins, it makes the body burn fat faster. Also, eat more fruits and vegetables that are full of water. 

 

Get proper sleep

Getting proper sleep and relaxation is also important for weight loss. In fact, not getting enough quality sleep affects your hunger and fullness hormones. Negatively changes the way your body breaks down materials and changes the way your genetics impacts your body mass index (BMI). 

A lack of sleep makes you snack later at night, makes you crave comfort foods, and leaves you too tired for regular physical exercise. Lack of sleep can also stop weight loss efforts from working. Make sure to get 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night. 


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