Vegan Weight Loss Recipes
If weight loss is your goal, going vegan is a great first step. Of course, that means you have to eat a healthy vegan diet…not a junk food vegan diet. But that’s easy to do with our vegan weight loss recipes.
You don’t have to eat a salad for every meal or drink a protein smoothie three times a day to lose weight eating vegan foods. In fact, many vegan recipes are high fiber so you’ll feel fuller while eating fewer calories.
One of the easiest ways to convert a regular vegan recipe into a vegan weight loss recipe is to replace the oil with double the vegetable broth when you sauté your veggies. Ounce for ounce, oil is one of the highest calorie ingredients so replacing it with vegetable broth cuts out a LOT of calories.
On that same note, you’ll also want to steer clear of avocados and nuts until you’ve reached your weight loss goals. While they are packed with nutrients, they’re also very high calorie. Despite what some people say, a calorie is a calorie and if you eat more than you burn, you will gain weight.
We know Dr. Greger is a big fan of nuts, even quoting studies (funded by the nut industry) that show the benefits of nuts for weight loss, but from our own personal experience, nuts lead to weight gain. That’s because it’s really hard to stop eating at 1 ounce, which is nearly more than 150 calories or almost 10% of the day’s calories for most people. An ounce of nuts isn’t very many nuts, so it’s easy to eat 3 or 4 ounces before you realize how many you’ve eaten, and that’s 30% to 40% of your day’s calories. If weight loss is your goal, cut out all of the high fat foods until you reach your goal.