Vegetarian Weight Loss - How to Lose 40 Pounds the Healthy Vegetarian Way

Before anything else, I want to let you know that my vegetarian weight loss strategies gear towards the healthy side. I do not advocate crash fat loss methods that claim to help you lose 40 pounds in 3 or 4 weeks. Even if they're capable to do so, you're the one who suffers eventually. Just keep in mind that a max of 4 pounds per week is what you should aim for. The lesser the pound per week you shed, the lesser the health risk you're exposed to.

1. Fat-Burning Food in Your Vegetarian Diet for Weight Loss

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Food itself does not burn fat. But if you eat more vegetables (especially greens) and certain types of fruits, you'll burn more calories than the caloric content of the food itself during digestion. They are what we called the 'negative calorie foods' (see below).

Vegetarian Weight Loss - How to Lose 40 Pounds the Healthy Vegetarian Way

Vegetables - Artichokes, asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, lettuce, mushroom, mustard green, peas, pumpkin, spinach etc.

Fruits - Apple, apricot, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, pear, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon etc.

2. Adequate Fiber for Health & Detox

Fiber helps you detox. And it makes you feel full easily so you won't overeat.

If you eat lots of veggies, you don't have to worry about fiber deficiency since most veggies are rich in fiber. Other foods like avocado, prunes, guava, whole wheat bread, whole grain bread, oatmeal, lentils, kidney beans, almond, brazil nuts, flaxseed etc also give you good amount of fiber.

Recommended daily fiber intake: 25 - 35 grams. (Note: Excessive fiber can cause gas and lead to bloated tummy)

3. Appropriate Water Hydration for Healthy Fat Loss

Don't blindly follow what others say about drinking 8 glasses or 2 liters of water. You know your body best. Take one glass of water every 2 - 3 hours until you feel you're properly hydrated. And when you drink, drink slowly to allow for better absorption by your body. A well hydrated body (with all essential nutrients obtained from a nutritious vegetarian diet) will have its metabolism running actively.

4. Interval Training to Burn More Fat

Doing interval exercises can power-boost your metabolic rate which in turn forces your body to pull out extra energy from your glycogen (stored glucose) and fat stores to fuel the sudden burst of high-intensity activity, achieving more fat loss during and even after the training bout.

5. Sleep Tight at Night

You can easily run into metabolic disorder when you don't get enough quality sleep. Quality comprises the number of hours you sleep plus what time you sleep and how deep your sleep is. How long we should sleep varies differently. Some people need only 4 - 5 hours to get fully recharged while others may need 7 - 8 hours. What about you? Listen to your body.

As for the best time to sleep, I strongly recommend that you turn in before 11 P.M. since from 11 P.M to 2 A.M. our body will enter the intensive recovery state - 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.

With these 5 strategies in hand, losing 40 pounds or breaking weight loss plateau with vegetarian lifestyle is never far-fetched. The "side effect" is, you gain health too.

Vegetarian Weight Loss - How to Lose 40 Pounds the Healthy Vegetarian Way

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