No meat diet could double weight loss, study says
People who maintain a vegetarian diet can lose twice as much faster than those who consume meats, according to a survey conducted by the English firm Forza.
The study, which had the collaboration of 1,000 volunteers, was carried out to understand the influence of meat consumption on weight loss . For this, the participants were divided into two groups: those who eat meat and those who had a vegetarian diet.
After a month of follow-up, it was observed that those who ate meat had lost about 1kg. Those who followed the vegetarian diet, eliminated 2kg. The study also found that vegetarians, in addition to avoiding foods rich in sugars and sodium, such as fast foods, started to exercise more - 28% of them attended the academy, against 14% of the carnivores that maintain this habit. Vegetarians were also twice as likely to opt for healthy options on the market: 57% did so versus 29% of meat eaters. "Research has shown that becoming a vegetarian is a great way to lose weight. People feel better after avoiding meat consumption and are more likely to adopt a healthier lifestyle, "said Lee Smith, director of the company that led the research. P>
Smith further cautions that not all lean meat is really caloric, but believes that those who consume meat end up ingesting more calories because the meat is prepared in an unhealthy way.
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