5 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight On A Vegan Diet

While a plant-based diet can help you with fat loss, making these five mistakes can stall the progress.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Feb 16, 2023 16:02 IST
5 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight On A Vegan Diet

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Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular around the world. People switch to a plant-based diet for various reasons, including weight loss and an increase in stamina. However, not everyone experiences 'instant fat loss' when switching to a plant-based diet. Are you among those who have adopted a vegan diet but have yet to see fat loss? Though there could be several reasons for not losing weight on a vegan diet, let's look at the most common five.

1) You Are Overeating

To lose weight, you must eat in a deficit for at least 15 days in order to see a change in the scale. Without a doubt, when you switch to a plant-based diet, high-calorie foods are automatically eliminated, but chances are you are overeating. Portion control is an important aspect of weight loss; eating less is more important than eating healthily. So, the next time you sit down to eat, try using smaller plates, which will allow you to control portion and eat slowly.

How to lose weight with vegan diet

 2) You Are Not Exercising

Exercise combined with a calorie-deficit diet plan is a great way to lose weight quickly. Exercising not only helps burn calories but also boosts metabolism, which is essential for transformation. You are most likely eating in a deficit but not sweating, which is making your weight loss difficult. So, make it a point to exercise, whether it's walking, running, hitting gym, or dancing.


Choose an exercise that you can stick with because losing weight is a long-term goal, and you only get results when you are consistent.

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3) Mind Hidden Calories

When it comes to losing weight, what you put on your plate matters a lot; even if you eat sautéed vegetables, the oil used to prepare them and the dressings used to enhance their flavour can have an effect on your weight loss. Oils are typically high in fats and undesirable ingredients, which raises your daily calorie count. Dressing, on the other hand, contains a high amount of toxins that cause inflammation in the body. As a result, make it a habit to count everything on your plate.

How to lose weight with vegan diet

4) Skipping Protein

Protein not only aids in muscle building and fat loss, but it is also an essential macronutrient that our bodies require on a daily basis to carry out certain bodily functions. Moreover, the importance of protein increases when losing weight because it helps flush away harmful toxins and keeps you satiated for a long period of time, which helps with overeating. Make it a point to include some form of protein in each meal you eat throughout the day.

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5) Eating Outside Often

When you eat outside, you have no control over the calories, and you frequently overeat. Moreover, you are unaware of the ingredients that will be used in that particular meal. So, if you're serious about losing weight, cook your meals and weigh them before putting them in the pan.

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