Weight control

A plant-based lifestyle can help to promote healthy weight loss and help to maintain your goal weight. Plant based foods have the lowest calorie density – they contain more water and are full of fiber, along with less fat. Fiber is made from indigestible plant roughage that fills you up therefore reducing your daily calorie consumption.

Check out the chart below which compares 400 calories of oil, beef and veggies!

Aim for about 40 grams of fiber a day by filling up on these nutrient-packed foods:

Legumes Split Peas: 1/2 cup 8.1 grams, Lentils: 1/2 cup 7.8 grams, Black Beans: 1/2 cup 7.7 grams, Chickpeas: 1/2 cup 6.2 grams
Vegetables Sweet Potatoes: 1 cup 6.6 grams, Broccoli: 1 cup 5.1 grams, Carrots: 1 cup 4.7 grams, Brussel Sprouts: 1 cup 4.1 grams
Fruit Raspberries: 1 cup 8g, Blackberries: 1 cup 7.6g, 1 medium Pear: 5.5g, 1 medium Apple: 4.4g
Whole Grains Whole Wheat Spaghetti: 1 cup 6.3 g, Pearled Barley: 1 cup 6g, Quinoa: 1 cup 5.2 g, Steel Cut Oatmeal: 1 cup 5g