Becoming vegan eliminates many of the most calorically dense and unhealthful foods in the American diet: hamburgers, fried chicken and so forth. It’s therefore not surprising that obesity rates among vegans are far lower than among the general population. So, if you’re looking to shed extra pounds, a well-planned vegan diet can make enormous sense.
What’s more, if your desire to lose weight is connected to health conditions like diabetes or heart disease, a vegan diet may help you on these fronts as well. Type 2 diabetes often improves as a person eliminates excess body weight. And since a vegan diet tends to contain much less saturated fat than does a typical omnivorous diet, going vegan can be a great choice for people suffering from heart disease.
Here are some popular vegan weight loss books:
- The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss, John A McDougall, MD
- 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, Neil D. Barnard, MD
- Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight, Neil D. Barnard, MD
Note that no matter what diet you follow, it’s wise to read up on nutrition. For vegans the best general nutrition book is Vegan for Life.