Surprising Reason for Weight Gain and How to Address It

Today, I want to discuss a surprising reason that may be causing you to gain weight. If you're new here, I'm Tracy and I create fitness, wellness, and lifestyle videos every week.

The Impact of Being a Vegetarian or Vegan

First of all, let me say that I fully support your choice to be a vegetarian or vegan. It's not only great for your body but also for the planet. However, I've noticed that many women who have made this choice are experiencing an expanding waistline and feeling frustrated about it.

If you're in this situation, there are a few things you can do to address the issue:

1. Be Mindful of Your Food Choices

When you eliminate animal products from your diet, it's important to be mindful of what you're consuming. Just because something is labeled as vegan or vegetarian doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy. Avoid processed foods like chips, cookies, and cupcakes that come in bags with labels. Instead, focus on eating real, label-less, healthy food that comes from the ground. Opt for fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

2. Ensure Adequate Protein Intake

Protein is essential for maintaining muscle mass and supporting overall health. While many vegetables contain protein, it's important to ensure you're getting enough. Include dark leafy greens, artichokes, and other vegetable sources of protein in your diet. You can also consider using vegan protein powder or non-GMO soy products. Choose high-quality options to avoid potential inflammation.

3. Mind Your Portion Sizes

Remember, a vegan cupcake is still a cupcake. If your goal is weight loss, it's important to be mindful of your portion sizes and avoid excessive consumption of calorie-dense foods, even if they're vegan. Trust yourself and your body. While you may know what to do, it's essential to take consistent action and find a formula that works for you.


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