The only thing that ever worked is being in a caloric deficit. After 3 months of being vegan and tracking my calories, making sure I’m in a consistent caloric deficit – was the first time I ever saw my sixpack. Change your calories, change your weight.
I know this is not what you want to hear. But it’s my job to tell you the truth. This is the #1 thing that is preventing you from losing weight rapidly on a whole foods plant based diet.
3. Make a mindset shift
I have a confession to make: I eat like a monk.
Here’s what this means:
What eating like a monk means to me is seeing food as nourishment, instead of entertainment or comfort as a lot of people do.
See there’s a scope to the benefits of the foods that we put into our bodies. Oatmeal for example is nourishment. A package of Oreos on the other hand is pure entertainment.
I decided 5 years ago, that I will see food as nourishment, and not as entertainment. Prior to those 5 years I was the exact opposite.
And what are the benefits for making this switch?
I live in the body I want. I can drop weight on demand. I feel like I’m in control of my body and have energy to easily work 70-80 hours a week (if I want – and I almost always want).
So look at your fridge and be honest with yourself. Is your food fuel, or momentary comfort?
Your weight is not set in stone. A whole foods plant based diet is a good start, but it’s simply not enough.
Remember that you can change – and you can do so quite effectively and predictably. Love data, get clear on your calories and get your mindset right.