01/6Quick weight loss on your mind?
Just a little holiday weight or an overhauled lifestyle-no matter what your goal is, if weight loss is on your mind, seeing results fast is the only thing you want to see. However, there is no one diet that you can promise you that. A good weight loss strategy involves a fruitful balance of both diet and exercise. That being said, the inclusion of certain foods can actually aggravate your weight loss and promise better-balanced results. Scientists have now found out that there exists a diet that promises more results than all other diets.
Weight watchers, listen up.
02/6What is diabetic diet?
Diabetes diet is simply about eating healthy food in moderation and sticking to the rule of three meals a day at regular time.
The focus remains on consuming food items that are naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. The diet plan helps you to regulate your insulin level and recommends fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains.
03/6What is vegetarian plant-based diet?
A plant-based diet is all about consuming whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils), unsalted nuts, and healthy oils. One needs to give up processed foods (say goodbye to canned foods, instant noodles, soups and packaged meats), refined grains (white bread, white rice), snack-foods (potato chips, cookies) and sugar-sweetened beverages. However, meat, fish, poultry, and other animal products can be eaten occasionally and in moderate quantity.
are allowed, they are eaten less often and only in small portions.
Clinical researchers based out of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, America surveyed weight loss and obesity patterns among Type 2 diabetes patients. The aim of the study was to find out which diet plan was the most effective when it comes to weight loss- a diabetic-friendly one or a vegetarian one.
For the survey, participants were randomly assigned two diets to follow and were asked to keep up with the diet for a minimum of six months’ time. The goal was to reduce people’s calorie intake by up to 500 calories and midway through the program, participants were asked to join an aerobic exercise regime as well.
05/6Monitoring the results
To better supplement the study, the researchers also studied and tracked the participants’ progress at the zero mark, three and six months mark by studying their MRI scans and observed changes in the fat composition levels.
At the end of the six-month mark, there was a stark difference found in the patients who lost weight following the two diet plans. It was observed that despite the fact that both groups consumed the same number of calories throughout the day, those who followed a plant-based vegetarian diet plan were able to lose twice as much weight as offered by the conventional diet plan. Those following the traditional diabetic diet plan lost 3.1 kgs, as compared to the vegetarian diet plan, which helped reduce up to 6 kilos in the given time.
It was also found that the vegetarian diet plan also offered additional benefits, including a reduction in muscle fat and regained strength.