Vegan Diet Plan

The primary definition of a vegan diet plan is one that avoids all animal-derived products. This includes not only beef, poultry, pork and fish, but also eggs and dairy products. The vegan lifestyle also includes not using any products made from animals, such as leather or fur.

Many people follow a Vegan Diet Plan for health reasons, seeking to eat more healthful foods. Others will follow a Vegan Diet Plan for ethical reasons, such as concerns over animal welfare. Whatever your reason for choosing a Vegan Diet Plan, EatThisMuch will help you find the perfect daily diet plan to follow.

Benefits of the Vegan Diet Plan

A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that wholesome plant-based diets offer distinct advantages compared to diets containing animal-derived products.

The benefits of a Vegan Diet Plan come from lower intakes of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein as well as higher intakes of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C and E, and other nutrients.

A balanced Vegan Diet Plan can provide all the nutrients a body needs to thrive. Nutritional deficiencies in Vegan Diet Plans are usually from poor planning. The EatThisMuch meal planner takes the guesswork out of crafting a Vegan Diet Plan, helping you craft a nutritionally complete meal.

Following a Vegan Diet Plan is beneficial in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, renal disease and dementia, as well as diverticular disease, gallstones and rheumatoid arthritis.

Many people also start a Vegan Diet Plan to lose weight. A vegan diet is also a lifestyle choice, but it is true that people who follow a Vegan Diet Plan are generally leaner than those who do not. Plant-based diets have been consistently associated with reduced body weight in a multitude of interventional trials.

Downsides of a Vegan Diet Plan

Cutting major food groups from the diet, such as meat, can make it harder to get all necessary nutrients. Whether you need a 1,500 calorie diet plan or 2,000 calorie diet plan, EatThisMuch will help you plan nutrient-rich, delicious meals that cover all the body's needs. Meat, poultry and fish supply a lot of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. If you're following a Vegan Diet Plan, nuts and seeds such as flaxseed, chia seeds and walnuts are a place to pick up that essential nutrient.

Consistently eating vegan meals can be difficult. You may be invited to a party, barbecue or restaurant where vegan options are limited or not as filling. Following a Vegan Diet Plan can require more planning and willpower than someone on an omnivorous diet plan.

You're not guaranteed to lose weight simply by following a Vegan Diet Plan. You still need to burn more calories that you consume. A vegan diet can still be filled with excessive calories from sugar and fats. Our EatThisMuch meal planner will help you select a daily calorie intake level and then it will automatically generate Vegan Diet Plans under the calorie limit you set. See a sample 1,500 calorie Vegan Diet Plan

Staple Foods on a Vegan Diet Plan

These days, vegan diets have gained significant popularity. Foods that adhere to a vegan diet plan are everywhere. Home cooks who make vegan meals at home will often have these staple foods at hand.

Dried lentils
Cheap, full of protein and other nutrients, dried lentils last a long time in your pantry. This budget-friendly staple doesn't need to be soaked and is great in soups and curry.
Brown Rice and Quinoa
Whole-grain rice and protein-rich quinoa make an unbeatable combo
Avocados are full of healthy fats and add a ton of flavor to dishes.
Dried are best, but canned beans are a staple that can be easily tossed into chilis, soups or other meals. Beans are the vegetarian diet plan's best friend.
A staple ingredient for Italian and many other dishes
Coconut milk
Very useful for making curries, soups and sauces, as well as breakfast smoothies.
A soybean-based meat replacement, tofu absorbs the flavors of the dish and is filled with satisfying protein. Tofu can replace meat in many dishes, such as tacos, chili, stir-fry and more.
It wouldn't be a vegan diet without these. Vegetables are delicious and healthy, so load up on leafy greens like kale and spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, brussel sprouts, bell peppers, squash and more.

Foods to Avoid on a Vegan Diet Plan

You'll want to avoid all animal-derived foods. This includes not just meat, pork and poultry, like on a vegetarian diet plan, but also fish, eggs and dairy. Even honey is considered off-limits by most vegans. However, there are vegan sweeteners available such as maple syrup or molasses that can be used as a substitute.

If you're on a vegan diet plan, you'll have to be careful not to consume foods where such ingredients might be hidden, such as in breads or foods prepared by others. On the EatThisMuch meal planner, you can select a vegan diet plan, and then further customize your diet plan by including or excluding specific foods. By default, our vegan diet planner excludes all animal-based products.

Nutrition on a Vegan Diet Plan

The first step in dieting to lose, maintain or gain weight is to calculate your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) based on your current weight and exercise level. If your body burns 2,000 calories a day, then consistently eating fewer calories than that will help you lose weight, and eating more calories will cause you to gain weight.

Food is divided into three main macronutrients, all of which contain calories: Protein, carbohydrates and fat. Every diet plan needs to have a suitable amount of each of these three macronutrients. For a Vegan Diet Plan, a realistic macro ratio is 25-30% protein, 40-45% carbohydrates and 30-30% fat.

A standard Vegan Diet Plan might include a diverse mix of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, plant-based protein, and nuts and seeds.

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