17 May '11, 4pm

Why Do Vegetarians and Vegans Weigh Less?

Why Do Vegetarians and Vegans Weigh Less?

This is the first year ever that the USDA has embraced a vegetarian diet . In its 2010 dietary pyramid, the USDA gave vegetarianism an outright endorsement saying in addition to improved heart health, a vegetarian diet was associated with lower rates of obesity. Another study in 2009 by Oxford researcher Tim Key found that vegetarians and vegans had body weights 3 percent to 20 percent lower than meat eaters. So why are vegetarians and vegans thinner? Comparing Numbers First off, this isn't true of all vegetarians and vegans. It's usually those that eat a whole foods diet full of fruits, vegetables, soy, beans, nuts, seeds and free of processed foods, that enjoy the most weight loss. This results because the meat-free whole food choices tend to be less calorie dense. Animal proteins tend to be more calorie dense than plant-based proteins. For example, a 4 oz serving of gar...

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Why Do Vegetarians and Vegans Weigh Less?

Why Do Vegetarians and Vegans Weigh Less?

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