Posted by James on July 10, 2015
As if we needed reminding. This week again we had it spelled out that the vegan diet is really more likely to help with weight loss when you need to lose a kilo or two. A new meta analysis study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine adds up the results of the best studies that compare weight loss in vegetarian and non vegetarian diets and also lacto-ovo vegetarians and vegans. The studies included 1,151 dieters who had followed a regime for between 9 and 74 weeks. The diets included the Atkins diet and those recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the US National Cholesterol Education Program. Those who followed a vegetarian diet lost an average of 1.48kg more than those on other diets, while vegans lost 2.52kg more than the non vegetarian dieters.
The British Dietetic Association says that vegetarian and vegan diets are suitable for every stage of life as long as they are well planned. There are many ways to lose weight, all of which involve eating less or at least expending more energy than you take in.