What You Should Know
If you’ve got a friend who’s a little fanatical about diet, going vegan with a skinny bitch as your guide might seem like a good idea. Vegans eat only plant products, no fish, no cheese or other dairy, and no products that come from animals. Generally speaking, most people adopt a vegan lifestyle as a result of a belief that eating animals is cruel and inherently wrong, and not as a weight loss measure.
In order avoid issues like anemia and malnutrition, vegans must figure out how to get enough protein every day. Inexperienced vegans can struggle with eating enough protein to remain healthy. Good sources of vegan protein include beans, peas and legumes, tofu, peanut butter, soy milk and other soy products, almonds, spinach, whole grains, potatoes, broccoli, kale, and nuts.
In addition, vegans must ensure a healthy diet by eating a wide variety of vegetables, nuts, fruits and grains to cover all the nutrition bases.
- Vegan diets are low in fat and high in fiber.
- Dedicating yourself to a vegan diet means swearing off fast foods, candy, and most baked goods, which contain butter or fats. This usually results in weight loss.
- Going vegan, even with a skinny bitch as your guide, represents a huge change in lifestyle.
- Vegans often have health problems caused by nutritional gaps.
- Starting a vegan diet represents a lot of fiber added to your diet. In the long run, this is a good thing. In the short run, it means painful gas and unpleasant gastronomic effects.
- It’s difficult to order out. Vegan restaurants are few and far between. Most vegetarian restaurants can accommodate vegans, but we would not trust mainstream restaurants to make vegetarian dishes without butter, cheese, or other products vegans do not want to eat.
Human beings are omnivores, designed to eat a wide variety of foods. Depriving your body of entire food groups takes a strong conviction. Going vegan with a skinny bitch as your guide is not for the faint of heart. Unless you feel strongly about not eating meat, consider a more balanced approach to dieting and let your skinny friend do her own thing.
A more realistic approach might be to start eating leaner meats in smaller quantities and substitute fruits, vegetables, and grains to make up the bulk of your meals. For example, you might trade a chicken sandwich and fries at lunch for a small portion of grilled chicken breast, a large salad with a non-fat dressing, and a cup of soup with a clear, not creamy, base. You’ll save a ton of fat and calories without being hungry, sacrificing taste, or experiencing embarrassing gas. If you find you want to develop a vegan diet, ease into it, giving up a little at a time to give your system time to adjust. If you just want to lose weight, eat more veggies and try a fat burning product combined with an appetite suppressant to get you going in the right direction.