Animal products cause weight increase, to varying
degrees. Animal products contain
saturated fats and cholesterol. It is
these saturated fats combined with cholesterol that are difficult for
the body to get rid of, especially if
they have been exposed to high temperature such as deep
The vegetal world is completely free of
these products. Vegetables, whole grains, fruit and nuts though
might be rich in calories, they are completely and naturally
free of saturated fats and cholesterol. Excess weight is never
made of carbohydrates, it is made up of fats, saturated fats and
cholesterol. It is virtually impossible to gain weight if you
are a vegetarian and you do not have to count calories.
not cause weight increase
Reducing carbohydrate consumption is not the
answer for a healthy weight loss program. The most common
misconception is that carbohydrates are the cause of any weight
increase. This is simply not true.
Carbohydrates are a clean source of energy
for the body. Nature makes carbohydrates by adding:
1. Energy from sunshine
2. Water from the soil
3. CO2 from the air
A grain of wheat or rice transforms these
three elements into carbohydrates. When we eat a rice or bread,
a reverse operation gets under way. We digest the grains and
break them down in a reverse process:
1. Energy that sustains us
2. Water. Discharged through the kidneys
3. CO2. Exhaled
For this reason, carbohydrates are referred
to in macrobiotics as clean-burning fuel. A fuel that produces
no toxins when burnt and does do not cause weight increase.
All vegetarians I know rely heavily on
carbohydrates as staple energy foods and never suffer from
excess weight or obesity, regardless of quan
Oils do not cause weight
Stopping oil consumption is not the answer
for weight loss. Most people have a misconception of what foods
cause weight gain and what foods do not.
Many think that oils cause weight increase.
This is also not true. All oils are naturally free of saturated
fat and cholesterol.
Oils are important for the body in many of
its functions. Vegetarians use oils on daily basis and they
never suffer from excess weight, obesity or any weight increase.
vegetarian foods are best for weight loss and weight reduction?
The Atkins diet which relies heavily on
meats and other animal products can cause the body some serious
... One of the main sources of over-acidity
is excess protein. The monumental work of the late Francis F.
Pottenger, Jr. has proved beyond question the unhealthy nature
of cooked animal protein. Cancer may result when the destructive
qualities of animal products acids are vicariously eliminated.
Can this be the reason why cancer in females is so frequent in
the breast and uterus? ...
Dr. Henry G. Bieler in his book food is your
Grains and vegetables are foods that leave
no toxins behind in the body. These foods help carry toxins out
of the body because they are rich in fiber. Also, leafy greens
(yin), help eliminate toxins through the kidneys. This is not
the case with animal products.
A mostly vegetarian diet is far superior to
the Atkins diet in weight loss. Did you know that Dr. Atkins was
found to be suffering from the following health disturbances:
Overweight, hypertension and coronary heart disease.
reduction operations really necessary?
Many dieters often complain of a great sense
of deprivation when they go on a weight reduction/weight loss
diet. They feel that they are hungry, but their calorie-counting
consultants allow only so many calories per day. Some people
even submit to having a stomach reduction operation or a
"stomach balloon" insertion.
We can achieve a stomach reduction
(contraction = YANG), and consequently appetite decrease and
weight reduction, with only the proper selection of foods. YANG
vegetarian foods cause the GI tract (stomach and intestine) to
naturally and safely contract. This will cause an appetite
decrease. Without a dangerous and expensive stomach reduction
When people lose weight by following an
extreme fast weight reduction program like the Atkins diet, one
of the common complaints is skin stretch marks.
When following a radical diet like the
Atkins diet, the skin begins to suffer. Fats (being YIN)
accumulate mostly just under the skin and cause stretch marks.
Stretch marks are extreme yin. We can avoid
having stretch marks when following a diet for weight reduction
and weight loss, with the proper selection of our foods.
Some YANG vegetables can cause the skin to contract and regain
its elasticity. This achieves natural, safe weight loss and
weight reduction. without de
Fasting and weight
loss and weight reduction
Fasting can be sometimes a helpful tool for
weight reduction. However, it is not recommended unless it is
done under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
If the excesses a person is suffering from
are toxic, large amounts of that bloat would be suddenly
released into the blood stream to be discharged during the fast.
This large amount of toxic bloat could be dangerous because it
overburdens the kidneys and liver.
The dual process
of losing weight
It is not enough to reduce animal products
consumption in order to achieve natural healthy weight loss.
1. Reducing animal products consumption will
reduce the amount of saturated fats and cholesterol that is
going into the body.
2. The second part is to eat the foods that
will help the body burn the fats and cholesterol that are
already stored as excess weight. There are actually a few
vegetables that do just that. They safely and naturally burn up
the body's storage of fats, saturated fats and cholesterol.