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Going vegetarian is the most effective ‘diet’ for losing weight, say researchers – Metro


Going vegetarian is the most effective 'diet' for losing weight, say researchers
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You might think that cutting the carbs is the most effective and painful way of losing weight.

After all, No Pizza Before Ibiza must exist for a reason, right?

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But new research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition claims that the key to shredding might actually lie in a plant-based diet.

Scientists claim that dieters not only lose weight more effectively when following a vegetarian diet but that going meat-free also boosts their metabolism.

Going vegetarian is the most effective 'diet' for losing weight, say researchers

They looked at a group of 74 type 2 diabetes sufferers who were put on a vegetarian diet of grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts.

And the researchers claim to have discovered that that diet was twice as effective as a meaty one.

On average, the newly veggie dieters lost an average of 14lbs versus 7lbs.

As well as simply losing weight, their plant-based diet helped reduce muscle fat which in turn, heightened metabolism.

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‘This finding is important for people who are trying to lose weight, including those suffering from metabolic syndrome and/or type 2 diabetes,’ says Dr Kahleová.

‘But it is also relevant to anyone who takes their weight management seriously and wants to stay lean and healthy.’

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So if you’re trying to slim down or maintain a healthy weight, it might not be a bad idea to try and have at lease one meat-free day a week.

Yet more proof that plant-life rules.

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