Most people lose weight when they switch to a plant based diet. In fact, I lost 7 pounds in the first 2 months after switching, and it had NOTHING to do with the food tasting bad. I ate great tasting food that Amelia and I cooked, and I ate a lot of it.
If you eat a balanced plant based diet with lots of variety and colors, you’ll feel fuller and have more energy. The fullness comes from eating high fiber foods that take up more room in your stomach than meat, dairy and eggs, while also containing fewer calories.
And with the extra energy, you’ll burn more calories because you’ll feel like being more active. Not once have I felt like laying on the sofa in a food coma after stuffing myself with plant based food. It just doesn’t happen.
Our meal plan is geared toward the typical healthy vegan who doesn’t need to watch every calorie they eat. That’s why we include desserts and snacks that are high calorie, as well as breads and pastas. If you’re eating a balanced plant based diet and you’re active, eating higher calorie ingredients won’t have much of an impact on your weight or health (unless you’re allergic or have specific health issues with food, but that’s different).
With that said, you can easily modify your plant based meal plan to remove desserts or high calorie snacks, and replace recipes with lower calorie options. We make recommendations for low-calorie alternative ingredients when we can.
Our meal plan is not specifically designed to facilitate weight loss, but many people do lose weight eating a plant based diet and our wide variety of recipes will allow you to customize your diet so it works for you.