VegNews revealed that researchers at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom are growing meat cells on blades of grass. The process builds upon what clean-meat (also known as “cultured” or “lab-grown” meat) companies have already established but uses grass as structural support (known […]
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Rate of Weight Loss
A vegan diet can lend itself to fairly rapid weight loss if you focus on eating the right foods. Don’t try to lose weight too quickly, however, as weight loss that is too rapid will deplete muscle as well as fat. You also run the risk of becoming deficient in critical nutrients, and are likely to regain the weight once you begin eating more calories. Aim for a weight loss of 2 lbs a week, as this is the maximum amount of weight you can expect to lose while still eating a healthy diet.
Foods to Focus On
Any healthy weight loss plan should incorporate plenty of vegetables, and a vegan diet fits the bill perfectly. Cook with plenty of green vegetables, tomatoes, squash and other foods that have high volume but low calories. You’ll get full before you’ve ever had a chance to eat enough calories to derail your diet. You’ll feel great while you’re losing weight, too, as these foods are dense in nutrients that promote energy and health. Vegan diets that focus on fruits and vegetables rather than meat and dairy are likely the reason why vegetarians and vegans have lower rates of heart disease, type two diabetes and cancer.
Foods to Cut Back On
Starchy vegetables such as potatoes and corn have more calories per ounce than their non-starchy counterparts. Eat them in moderation. Nuts are commonly used in vegan cooking, but you will want to watch out for them as well. Just 1oz of walnuts, for example, can provide 185 calories per ounce. Use them judiciously to add a hint of crunch to vegan dishes, rather than making them the focus of a meal. The same goes for fats and oils — avocados, coconut milk and cooking oil can all stall your weight loss if you eat more than small amounts.
Foods to Eliminate
The reason that many vegans remain overweight in spite of an otherwise healthy diet is due to the fact that sugar and refined flour are permissible on a vegan diet. So are many chips and other types of junk food. You can technically be a vegan while living on a very unhealthy diet of cupcakes, french fries and cookies. Eliminate sugary baked goods from your diet along with other high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. Refined carbohydrates, in particular, can slow weight loss.
VegNews find out that Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish girl who has made international headlines for her fight to bring political action and attention to climate change, has been nominated by three Norwegian MPs for a Nobel Peace Prize. Thunberg gained international attention after her […]
Credit to Minimalist Baker Ingredients RISOTTO 3 1/2 – 4 cups vegetable broth (warmed on the stovetop // store-bought) 2 Tbsp water (or oil), divided 1 small bundle asparagus (ends trimmed or 1 small bundle broccolini, stalks trimmed (we used both)) 1 medium red bell […]
VegNews find out that tomorrow, United Kingdom-based delivery platform Deliveroo will offer the Plant Based Bucket—a vegan “chicken and chips” meal that is packaged in edible buckets. The meal was created by vegan brand Alpro in honor of its own holiday Plant Power Day and features mushroom nuggets, sweet potato fries (“chips”), and a creamy garlic dip. The bucket is made from a combination of seeds (such as fennel, sesame, nigella, and pumpkin), nuts, and spices, and is meant to be consumed in conjunction (or after) the meal. “We’ve always said that the future of food is plant-based, because this way of eating is good for people and good for the planet—and now, thanks to Alpro, plant-based could be the future for takeaways, too,” Stephanie Balsom-Eynon, head of Plant Power at Alpro, said. “For us, it’s even more exciting to bring this ‘world first’ to life on Plant Power Day, because we created this day to encourage people to add more plants to their plates and see how tasty and exciting easy it can be. Hopefully, in launching [the] Plant Based Bucket, we will inspire even the most carnivorous Deliveroo customers to give plant-based eating a try—on Plant Power Day, and beyond.”
Though there have been significant strides in our awareness of animal welfare in the decades since this book was written, ‘Animal Liberation’ is as relevant today as it ever was. Often described as the “the bible” of the animal liberation movement, Peter Singer’s book delves […]