Qus: I’m a vegetarian, but I’m having trouble losing weight ?
Ans: It all boils down to what you’re consuming. Vegans and vegetarians typically have a high-carbohydrate diet. They consume a lot of grains and beans, as well as a lot of carbohydrate.
Brown rice with kidney beans have the potential to be nutrient-dense. However, consuming a lot of these sugar-producing meals might contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance.
Sugar is also craved by most vegans and vegetarians since their biochemistry is out of whack.
People who eat a diet heavy in fat, moderate in protein, and low in starch and carbohydrates are more likely to lose weight.
In fact, a review of 53 randomised controlled studies revealed that those who followed a low-carb diet lost weight more quickly than those who followed a low-fat diet. Because they ate less carbohydrates, those on high-fat diets performed better than those on low-fat diets.
Many studies show that when you consume high-quality protein and fat, your lean body mass rises, but when you eat starch and sugar, your lean body mass declines.
I understand why people want to be vegetarian for moral and environmental reasons. However, there is no evidence that meat consumption is harmful to human health, particularly when it comes from grass-fed, sustainably reared animals.