Why Is Eating Plant Based Whole Food A Proven Healthy Weight Loss Tool?

Why is eating plant based whole food its own weight loss program? Plant based food as a whole is high fiber and low in calories. This means you can eat as much as you want because the fiber content will make you feel full.

‘Ultimately, it is a win-win situation—for patients, and for health care practitioners—to have plant-based eating as a powerful tool in the toolbox. Pharmaceuticals are an important tool in a physician’s armamentarium, particularly in treating acute illness, but lifestyle changes, eg diet, can be an important and powerful tool in treating chronic illness. To facilitate lower health care costs and likely better health outcomes, let food be medicine and the route of the future [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991921/]’.

I lost over fifty pounds eating plant based whole food, so I can speak with authority. Now, you do have to be careful to consume enough calories from this type of diet, because you will yearn higher fat foods like avocados, seeds and nuts.

‘I still eat potatoes and brown rice, but not bread. I feel I am sensitive to grains no matter if they are organic and sprouted. Soaking grains and beans overnight and cooking these and your white potatoes in a pressure cooker is said to reduce lectin content. Furthermore, be sure to both skin and de-seed any nightshade vegetables…’ ~ your author

Don’t fall in the trap of eating snack and junk foods like potato and corn chips, because the refined oils they make this food from is known to cause inflammation. Beware of corn, canola, sunflower and safflower oils as well as other refined oils.

‘I got stuck at 185 lbs. down from over 200 lbs. because I kept eating chips, tortillas, bread, cold cereals and crackers: All refined grains. There’s something about the added surface area of ground up powdery grains that will make you gain weight when you eat too much. Once I stopped, I began to steadily lose weight…’ ~ your author

Many Vegans or Vegetarians make the mistake eating junk and snack food and drink sugary soda pop, just because they are not animal products. But, one meal with oil in it could cause an unexplainable inflammatory flare up that could land you in the doctor’s office.

‘In summary, vegetarians have consistently shown to have lower risks for cardiometabolic outcomes and some cancers across all three prospective cohorts of Adventists. Beyond meatless diets, further avoidance of eggs and dairy products may offer a mild additional benefit. Compared to lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets, vegan diets seem to provide some added protection against obesity, hypertension, type-2 diabetes; and cardiovascular mortality [2 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073139/]’.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991921/
Website Title The Permanente journal
Publication Year 2016
Access Day 04
Access Month march
Access Year 2020
Article Title Plant-Based Diets: A Physician’s Guide

2 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073139/
Website Title Nutrients
Publication Day 27
Publication Month May
Publication Year 2014
Access Day 04
Access Month march
Access Year 2020
Article Title Beyond meatless, the health effects of vegan diets: findings from the Adventist cohorts

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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