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With a vegan diet you're not sure to lose weight but you're very likely to. According to a research paper, based on about 65 thousands of people, vegans were showing lower BMI than vegetarians and omnivorous (this means they were thinner). Also in several other clinical trials (Barnard 2009; Jenkins 2009; Barnard 2005; Barnard 2006; Ornish 1998) the ...


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My #1 tip: drink calories If I want to gain weight, I make a smoothie with two bananas, a generous scoop of nut butter, vegan milk, and a tablespoon of carob. I drink this alongside my normal breakfast. I typically gain about 4kg per month doing this. Turning food into drink by way of smoothies should enable you to eat more calorie-dense food easily.


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Oatmeal, bananas, potatoes and soya beans have a high calorie content. Nuts and seeds often have a high fat content, which translates to a high calorific value. If you eat more calories than you use, you gain weight, so these are all good options. Then there's exercise, muscles are denser than fat, so if you build up your muscles you'll weigh more.


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The Standard American Diet now comes in vegan. More on that below. In my anecdotal experience, losing weight simply by going vegan is less likely than one might think and indulges in magical thinking. I am skeptical of studies I have seen so far, in the sense that they have not passed sanity checks regarding correlation v. causation, long-term impact and ...


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I found this question a little broad, my interpretation is: Any special food/activity should one perform after fasting? I grew up in a religion that typically fasts, and became vegan 4-5 years ago and found no physical difference. The real difference was new mental awareness. Fasting sort of paused my unintentional acceptance of the cycle of eating, and ...


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All vegetables can help reduce body fat, IF they are consumed as part of a calorie-controlled diet. The only way to reduce body fat is to maintain a calorific deficit. Therefore, substituting high-calorie foods with low calorie foods such as vegetables, has the potential to reduce body fat. However, simply adding vegetables to your diet will not result in ...


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How to safely lose weight as a vegan? To cut out calories without cutting out an excessive amount of essential nutrients, mainly iron, calcium, zinc, essential fatty acids and proteins (WebMD). You can decrease the consumption of foods with "empty calories," which contain many calories but only few essential nutrients: Soft drinks and fruit juices (1 liter ...


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If you want to gain lean weight - instead of a mix between lean weight and fat -, then you need a high protein diet. Researchers don't seem to agree on exact numbers, but, for adults undergoing regular weight training, most aim at higher than 1g/lb of bodyweight (2.2g/kg for those under the metric system). So, not only you need to ingest more calories than ...


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Not automatically, no. With any dietary change there will be healthy and not so healthy ways to do it. To become vegan and maintain or lose weight rather than gaining it you have to be careful of adding extra calories. Some things I've read have suggested that it is often the case that vegan meals have a lot of the "tasty" non-vegan things like cheese and ...


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It's depends on if you make other healthy lifestyle choices. Studies just comparing BMI and diet may be affected by confounders: Vegans are often choose to their lifestyle due to concerns about health and the environment. There is no universal vegan diet, there are a lot of personal choices involved and any study may not be representative of your actual ...


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I would like to answer this question both for vegetarians and vegans from the Ayurvedic viewpoint (the only difference being vegans do not take dairy). Ayurveda is a system of well-being and medicine that originates in India, and it recommends a vegetarian diet. According to Ayurveda, one can gain weight by eating vegetarian food that is grounding, warm, ...


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