Vegetarian Weight Loss Tips – Lose Weight & Gain Health as a Vegetarian
Want to lose weight and gain health as a vegetarian? These are the sure-fire vegetarian weight loss tips guaranteed to make you feel lighter and full of energy. Your pants will probably become less tight in the next 10 days.
Vegetarian Weight Loss Tips on Dieting
Include in your vegetarian weight loss diet this type of foods:
– Carry low calories.
– Hold good amount of water.
– Bear complex-carbohydrate structure and thus require more energy (from your fat stores) to break them down into digestible units.
– Contain high fiber. Fiber helps you detox. And it makes you feel full easily so you won’t overeat. Recommended daily fiber intake: 25 – 35 grams. Max 45 grams.
Most vegetables embrace these attributes. Certain fruits like figs, peach, raspberries, apple, cantaloupe, cranberries, kiwifruits, lemon, watermelon, mango, orange etc also bear these properties.
Vegetarian Weight Loss Tips on Hydration
Don’t blindly follow what others say about drinking 8 glasses or 2 liters of water. You know your body best. Observe your urine at all times. If it goes yellow, you need more water. If it turns clear or pale yellow, then you should stop drinking excessive water to avoid water poisoning (hyponatremia).
Take one glass of water every 2 – 3 hour until you feel you’re properly hydrated. And when you drink, drink slowly to allow for proper absorption by your body. A well hydrated body will have its metabolism running at full speed to keep burning fat.
Stop drinking 2 hours before your bedtime to prevent from having to wake up in the mid of your dream for peeing. This can disrupt your sleep quality. You can take small sips to lubricate your throat.
Vegetarian Weight Loss Tips on Interval Training
Steady-state exercises like cardio will only burn fat during its exercise bout. Once you stop it, its fat-burning effect stops. Interval workouts will suddenly raise your metabolic rate which in turn forces your body to pull out extra energy from your glycogen (stored glucose) and fat storage to fuel the sudden burst of high-intensity activity, achieving more fat loss during and even after the training bout.
But do check with your physician about your physical condition before you engage in this training since it does bear certain risk due to its high-intensity characteristic. Remember to seek advice from certified trainer when you start with interval training.
Vegetarian Weight Loss Tips on Sleeping
You can easily run into metabolic disorder when you don’t get enough quality sleep. Quality comprises both the number of hours you sleep plus the time you hit the sack. How long we should sleep varies differently. Listen to your body for the best number of hours of sleep you need.
As for the best time to sleep, I strongly recommend that you turn in before 11 P.M. since our bodies will enter the intensive recovery state from 11 P.M to 2 A.M. – fixing and repairing your damaged cells and tissues.
When your body recovers more cells and tissues, it’ll perform its calorie management at its best since it is after all, your cells and tissues that command and control the metabolizing of the calorie you consume.
Vegetarian Weight Loss Tips on Detox
During respiration, we breathe out carbon dioxide. When we defecate, we remove wastes from our body. We sweat in exercising. All these are detoxification. Hence, you should learn some deep breathing technique (from yoga, perhaps), make time for toilet every day, and engage in regular workouts at least 3 times a week. Simply put, you can never achieve successful vegetarian weight loss without a proper detox plan. by: Laura Ng