I chose to begin leading a healthy life a few years ago. Every step toward that goal has benefited me with both tangible and intangible benefits. One of the immediate benefits I observed upon becoming a vegetarian was effortless weight loss. My decision to give up meat was well thought out, and the transition was absolutely effortless.
When the food you eat is right, you remain in shape. Your skin glows, and your eyes are crystal clear. Food also affects so-called inner beauty, by giving you tranquility and peace of mind. Nowhere else will you find so many benefits as the ones that come alongside a change of diet.
As soon as you start consuming more vegetables, (especially organic and steamed ones), you will realize how tasty and unique nature has made them. There is no need to add extra oil, cheese or any other flavors. I instantly fell in love with coconut, and I still am very much in love.
The best thing about vegetables is that they contain a lot of fiber, which regulates your bowels and lets you know when you are full. Other foods often give you a bloating feeling but you never feel as full.
Carrots have been my absolute favorite. I eat them at snack time. I've decided to always keep them ready, so they're peeled and sliced for the time I crave them. This helps a lot. Carrots are rich in vitamins and as well as the fiber I talked about above. You can also try juicing them for an excellent afternoon drink.
I've also increased tomato intake in my diet. I love them, and they have high water content, which makes them a perfect choice for the hot climate I live in. I use them in everything-- sandwiches, salads, juices, curries, and pasta. For regular potatoes, I often substitute sweet potatoes, because they are lighter.
I also include fruits as my breakfast and the weight loss result is great, all without exercise. Of course, I realize the importance of exercise and have now included it as a part of my daily routine, which only enhances the benefits of a vegan diet.
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