Vegan diets, when done right, are some of the best diets for losing weight. You just have to make sure that you’re handling your vegan diet correctly.
Be Conscientious of Your Nut and Seed Servings
One thing to watch out for when eating vegan or vegetarian is overdoing it on the nuts and seeds. They are amazing additions to meals and wonderful standalone snacks, so you will definitely be tempted to eat them all the time. This is especially true because nuts and seeds are amazing plant-based sources of fiber, so not only does it taste good, but they’re a necessity in any vegan diet. But they have a high caloric content which will help you put on weight if you’re not careful.
Monitor the Amount of Fats You’re Eating
You should be eating plant-based fats as a vegan, but you want to make sure you keep it to a moderate amount. Try to limit your fat intake to about 1 tsp of plant oil per serving and try not to eat more than 5 servings of plant oil a day.
Monitor the Amount of Grains You’re eating
Grains are some of the most important foods you can include in any diet, vegan or otherwise. But the problem is that people on vegan diets tend to overdo it when it comes to carbo loading. Make sure you’re avoiding eating processed grains that have had their nutrients removed. Eating those is the same as eating empty calories and will eventually help you put on weight.
Eat Lots of Veggies
Vegetables, specifically, non-starchy vegetables, should be the basis of your vegan diet. They are low in calories and extremely nutrient dense. They also tend to have a pretty high-water content which makes it so that you feel satiated and hydrated more often.