In this post, I will cover why I believe diets don’t work, and then talk about how I like to structure my meals to make sure my body is getting what it needs. So let’s get to it, should we?
Diets Don’t Work!
We’ve talked about how a vegan diet can be healthy if done correctly, but we never talked about what correctly or incorrectly means. I am not a fan of the vegan diet myself, in fact, I am not a fan of any diets at all.
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Smoothies are digested quickly, by drinking high-calorie smoothies you can easily boost your calorie and nutritional intake with the right ingredients. This is best used as a post-workout smoothie, however, you can consume it anytime during the day.
Sometimes I have a lighter smoothie, usually around 700ml. It all depends on how I feel on the day.
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My time is limited at the moment so I will keep this one short. In this post, I will give you some of the physical benefits you may experience by trying out a plant-based diet.
As mentioned previously, vegans and vegetarians have a lower risk of obesity than meat eaters. A study conducted at the University of Oxford found that the body mass index (BMI) was the highest in meat eaters and lowest in vegans with vegetarians ranging in between. BMI is an approximate measure of whether someone is over or underweight, calculated by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of their height in metres.
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Protein: One of the most common concerns with this lifestyle, seems to be the amount of protein a vegan gets in their diet. Let me begin by saying that people actually tend to get too much protein, more than the body requires.
The fitness industry leads people to believe people need large amounts of protein in order to be healthy and build muscle, only so that they can benefit from selling their protein shakes and bars which are usually filled with additives, sugars, and low-quality protein.
Research shows that many people are getting too much protein, often in unhealthy ways such as red meat. By being on a vegan diet you don’t have to worry about getting enough protein, in fact, there has never been a case of anyone with a protein deficiency on any diet. If you are consuming your recommended daily calories you will not have a protein deficiency.
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In this post I will briefly talk about some different diets and why people may opt-in for a vegetarian or a vegan diet. Feel free to comment your thoughts and add on to the subject in the comments.
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Fruits are made up of four groups. Acid fruits, sub-acid fruits, sweet fruits, and melons.
Typically you never want to mix any of the fruits with any other food group, each group should be eaten separately. Fruits travel through the digestive track very quickly, typically within an hour which is why you don’t want to eat them with other food groups.
From personal experience, I do notice that I feel better when I group foods together depending on how long it takes for them to digest. For example I would eat a pineapple and wait at least 30 mins before eating porridge or something else. However, this could just be a placebo effect as this is based on a theory, I don’t know of any scientific studies that support this. In fact, in an interview Dr. Michael Greger (Americal plant-based physician) himself said that food grouping is nonsense.
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