What has more benefits a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss?

January 23, 2012 by  
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I have been looking for a good diet and these 2 seemed like the healthiest but i don’t know which one would benefit me more in weight loss. being vegan or vegetarian seems like a really good lifestyle and i would like to stick to it after my ideal weight loss. But for now i want to focus on the weight loss. I would love to hear opinions on every ones point of view.

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Answer by Bernie the Bunyip
Diets do not help people lose weight. As soon as you go off it the weight comes back.

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7 Responses to “What has more benefits a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss?”
  1. Allyson says:

    a vegan will lose more weight since they dont eat anything that comes from animals (milk, cheese, meat, eggs, bacon, chocolate, cake,)

    a vegetarian can eat anything except for meat

  2. SmartAZ says:

    Any animal with incisor teeth has to eat meat. If you strictly follow a vegetarian regime you will eventually find yourself in a hospital getting injections of vitamin B12. If you have a PHD in nutrition you might be ok, but generally a strict vegetarian is a sick vegetarian. Here are some books to help you understand how to choose good foods.

  3. Vale says:

    What you are talking about is a life style change not a diet. Diets are temporary and do not last. Also neither a vegan or vegetarian diets has more weight loss benefits than the other. Weight loss has to do with metabolism, diet, and exercise. Basically you just need to watch how many calories you are taking in daily. Vegetarians and vegans are definitely not always skinny. Although their limited diets consist of foods that are lower in calories they also deprive the body of important nutrients if care is not taken. I suggest becoming a pescatarian (i.e. essentially a vegetarian that eats fish and seafood). Regardless you do not need to become a vegan ect… to lose weight. Eat lean meat, plenty of fruits and vegtables, whole grain wheat breads, and drink plenty of water. Just limit your consumption. One should never eat until he/she feels “full”. Also people who eat throughout the day tend to weigh less. Eat small meals ( lunch example: sandwich(bread,meat, maybe cheese/ a yogurt/ and an apple) and eat a small snack in between to prevent hunger (carrots, celery, or a banana). Most people overeat because of prolonged hunger. And finally make sure you get at least 30min. of exercise daily.

  4. Doug88888 says:

    The biggest factor in weight loss is how many calories you ingest. Vegans struggle to take in calories because vegtables tend to be low in calories, however fruit is high in calories so its no guarantee.

    Many of the fashionable diets these days, like dukan and slow carb require you to eat protien. Take a look at your calorie count, up your protien and reduce your carbs.

  5. Bryan says:

    If you were to pick between vegan or vegetarian, personally, i would go for vegan, as i can still get some protein out of some really good foods.

  6. Alamo says:

    That would be my favorite chose. I would go for vegan if i had too.. But i love my meat, so I personally go for a lean good protein diet. But i think diets to people are a personal choice.

  7. Diet says:

    One such healthy diet must constitute of protein rich foods, such as eggs and fish. White meat is generally encouraged, since it is omega-3 rich and low on unsaturated elements of red meat which helps in loosing weight.

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