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Health & Fitness I Gained Weight When I Went Vegan - Here's the 1 Thing I Wish I Knew Before

14:06  21 november  2017
14:06  21 november  2017 Source:   popsugar.com

Derek Hough reveals the benefits of his new vegan diet

  Derek Hough reveals the benefits of his new vegan diet World of Dance judge Derek Hough has revealed he and his girlfriend Hayley Erbert are trialling a vegan diet and said it has made him feel "great"“We both are trying the vegan thing right now and it's actually really easy," he tells Us Weekly magazine. "People are like, 'Is it hard?' and I'm like, 'nah.' Living in LA, it's actually hard not to be (vegan).

I didn't realize that when I first adopted a vegan diet in 2011, so three months into my new vegan lifestyle, I couldn't figure out why I kept putting on weight - and it was incredibly frustrating. I had been told that giving up meat, dairy, and processed foods would slim me down, but I wasn't getting the results I wanted. Soon enough, the weight was peeling off and I was feeling less sluggish throughout the day. Since then, my vegan diet has given me nothing but positive results, and I don't think I could ever go back.

Related: I Gained Weight When I Went Vegan — Here ' s the 1 Thing I Wish I Knew Before . OK, so it wasn't carbs. And my exercise routine was still going strong. One day I decided to write down everything I ate — every bite, every handful. And by the end of the day, I discovered a theme and I was shocked.

Does Going Vegan Cause Weight Gain? © POPSUGAR Photography / Sheila Gim Does Going Vegan Cause Weight Gain? There's never a day where I regret adopting a vegan diet. I no longer have digestive issues, my skin cleared up, and I feel physically and mentally healthier than ever before. It's a lifestyle choice I recommend to everyone who wants to feel and look their best.

However, making the transition to veganism was far from easy, and I wish I knew at the start that, if you're not careful, it can quickly become a high-carb diet that isn't necessarily synonymous with weight loss.

Most of the staple foods in the vegan diet, such as beans, rice, legumes, and even fruits, are naturally high in carbs. Although these healthful foods are packed with nutrition your body will thrive on, you shouldn't consume them in excess if you have specific weight-loss goals in mind. For example, a cup of cooked black beans has about 116 grams of carbohydrates and a cup of rice has 45 grams. That may not sound like a lot, but if you're making this kind of food your main attraction for many meals throughout the week, those numbers will add up, and you'll see the difference in your body if you were previously accustomed to eating low-carb foods, like meat and eggs.

Actor Craig Robinson dropped 50 pounds by cutting booze and going vegan

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Here ' s what happened: First , vegan food took a little more work to prepare. Second, without meat or cheese to supply lots of protein and fat without carbohydrate, there wasn't the need to balance it with a high-carb side dish to keep this runner going . Being vegan has changed so much else about me , encouraging me to explore my uniqueness and pushing me towards and beyond the edges of what's considered mainstream from ditching the microwave to putting broccoli in smoothies to owning very few things . There's no reason that I had to become vegan before I embraced weirdness.

It' s a big reason going vegan seemed much more intimidating to me than going vegetarian . But after building up to it for months - I often cooked vegan meals at home and ate vegetarian when going out - I knew I was ready to take the plunge. And yet here I am, years later, realizing that it wasn't nearly as difficult as I 'd feared. Of course, as with any major life change, there were obstacles, but they were obstacles I was able to face and eventually move beyond. And the benefits have far outweighed any difficulties. I 'm eating food that' s not only healthier, but it also tastes better and provides me with more

I didn't realize that when I first adopted a vegan diet in 2011, so three months into my new vegan lifestyle, I couldn't figure out why I kept putting on weight - and it was incredibly frustrating. I had been told that giving up meat, dairy, and processed foods would slim me down, but I wasn't getting the results I wanted. So I took a closer look at my meals, and I realized that I was consuming way more bread, grains, and legumes than I ever had before. And I wasn't controlling my portions.

I decided to be more thoughtful about each meal. I started eating more protein that was naturally lower in carbs, such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, and lentils. I also became more careful about what I ate at restaurants. Rather than white-bread sandwiches or pasta, I opted in for more salads with extra protein on top, or I ate zucchini noodles rather than spaghetti. Most importantly, I didn't gorge on something just because it was vegan. I only ate when I was hungry and stopped eating when I was full.

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Your tolerance will likely improve over time, so you can always retest foods when you feel up to it. ▽ Resources For Vegan Low-FODMAPers These are the two things I ’ve found to be invaluable since starting the low-FODMAP diet. The first is the official app* from The Monash University. The second is the ONLY vegan cookbook* I ’ve found among the masses of meat-filled low-FODMAP ones . Admittedly it' s not totally my style of cooking but it has been a great inspiration and it is very informative.

Most of the content is about burning fat and gaining muscle mass fast and efficiently. There are also intermittent fasting, ketogenic, and all types of other meal prep plans. Entire weight loss diet plans done for you for free. I worked my upper body for two or three years before I seriously started working my lower body. Sure I did some Smith machine squats and some leg presses here and there but most of my workouts were totally upper body. When I finally started doing barbell squats I was squatting 95 lbs when I could already bench 225 lbs on the bench press.

These small changes made all the difference. Within a few weeks, I could feel my body adjusting back to my normal size. Soon enough, the weight was peeling off and I was feeling less sluggish throughout the day. Since then, my vegan diet has given me nothing but positive results, and I don't think I could ever go back.

Related: Inside London’s first all vegan supermarket – where an egg substitute powder costs £7  (provided by Business Insider UK)

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