Are you on the lookout for a diet that will really work and that will really help you those unwanted pounds? A scientific review has actually showed that a vegetarian diet is highly effective for weight loss. Now we all know that not everyone is fond of the idea of saying adieu to meat, steak and burgers but if you really want to be slimmer and lead a **healthier lifestyle, then a vegan diet is the best course to take. According to Dr. Neal Barnard **of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and his team:
"There is evidence that a vegan diet causes an increased calorie burn after meals, meaning plant-based foods are being used more efficiently as fuel for the body, as opposed to being stored as fat.”
According to their study, vegetarian populations tend to be slimmer than meat-eaters, and they experience lower rates **of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other life-threatening conditions linked to **overweight and obesity. The review also even cited that, after compiling data from 87 previous studies, the weight-loss effect does not depend on exercise or calorie-counting, and it occurs at a rate of approximately 1 pound per week. The researchers state that people can enjoy unlimited portions of high-fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to achieve or maintain a healthy body weight without feeling hungry. This definitely poses good news for people who do not only want to lose the weight but who also want to lessen the risk of heart and circulatory-related diseases.
Moreover, if the deadly disease diabetes runs in your family, a vegan diet can also help increase **your **insulin sensitivity, allowing nutrients to more rapidly enter the cells of the body to be converted to heat rather than to fat.
Given this information, do you think you’ll switch to a **vegan diet **anytime soon?