A Veggie Health Magazine article on the V-Plan vegetarian diet.
Studies have shown that vegetarians and vegans are slimmer and healthier than meat eaters, with lower risks of diabetes, heart disease and cancer and the expectation of living longer – this despite veggies eating the same amount of food as meat eaters at about 1,000 kg a year.
This means that to lose weight, people needn’t eat less food, simply different foods. Plant foods tend to be low in both fat and calories and are high in fibre – which is why they are naturally filling. And this reduces your appetite for high- calorie, fatty foods.