Are you trying the plant based diet but also want to lose weight?
Luckily, it is very easy to lose weight on a plant based diet. As long as you pick whole plant foods you don’t even have to count calories. You will have a harder time with weight loss once you include processed foods.
It is not the dinner recipe alone that helps you lose weight but your overall food consumption during the day. Before you get started with weight loss meal planning, head over to the Body Weight Planner (FREE) and calculate your maintenance calories. Now subtract 300 calories and you’ll lose about 1/2 pound per week.
This means if your maintenance calories are 2000 per day, then eating a 1700 calorie meal plan will help you lose weight. It is better to lose weight slowly but consistently. Fast weight loss is not healthy, nor sustainable. You want to make sure you actually change your lifestyle long term.
I always tell my readers to avoid eating much less than 1700 calories to prevent a nutrient deficiency. If you need to create a larger caloric deficit, it is better to burn more calories through exercise than taking more food away. For example you can take a brisk 30-minute walk to burn and additional 100-130 calories. This is also beneficial for your brain, cardiovascular system, and overall health.
When it comes to weight loss recipes make sure to eat at least 400 to 500 calories for each breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Going too low on calories will not fill or fuel you up. On the other hand a nourishing, well balanced meal will make you feel full for a while and provide important nutrients for your body.
Today’s vegan weight loss recipes all contain a source of plant based protein and are filled with plenty of whole foods. Some are even gluten free or oil free.