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April 29, 2008

Obesity in Vegetarians

Obesity in Vegetarians

Think about it this way, have you ever seen a vegetarian who is fat? You know the answer already. It is very less likely toobesity in vegetarians see fat vegetarians. In fact, being a vegetarian is synonymous with being a health person in itself. It is definitely not an assumption, but a scientifically proven fact. Notice it yourself and you will probably find the clue. Whenever you visit your dietitian, they often ask you to increase vegetables and fruit in your diet, and reduce the consumption of non-vegetarian food. Therefore, it makes all the sense! The idea behind such diet recommendation is to increase the amount of high-fiber vegetables and fruit in your diet and reduce the high-fat red meat, pork, beef and other animal products.

Check it the other way too, what happens when you again switch on to your old diet consisting of meat and animal products and lesser vegetables and fruit? You start gaining weight again! Even when you try to do a lot of exercise, high-fat diets do not let you shed those extra pounds that effectively, as do the vegetarian diet.

When you adopt dietary habits of a vegetarian, you feel more healthy everyday. Your body gets all the necessary nutrients it needs, it gets all the fiber content it needs for proper digestion of food, and it in turn gives you more energy and stamina. You start loosing those extra calories that had been accumulated due to high-fat diet consumption. Overall, you start feeling good about yourself. Therefore, vegetarian food also boosts your self-confidence.

Your health risks are cut short with every amount of cutting short of fatty food. If you have been suffering from high blood pressure or diabetes, you notice improvement in your blood pressure as well as blood glucose levels. When there are so many good effects of vegetarian diet, you automatically feel to feed yourself such diet. So, have you still switched on to vegetarian diet or not?

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