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Weighing the pros and cons of all-meat and all-veg diet: All-meat pros Meat is the best source of protein, which the body needs to function optimally. Red meat is also a good source of iron, vitamin B, riboflavin, thiamin and niacin. All-meat cons “Meats have high levels of saturated fat and can raise cholesterol,” Frechman says. Because of it’s high-fat content, red meat has been linked to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. And processed meat is loaded with sodium, which can raise blood pressure. Although it’s often thought of as the healthier option, chicken and turkey have been found to be more strongly associated with weight gain than eating red or processed meat, a new study finds. All-vegetarian pros Vegetarians generally have a lower risk of developing high blood pressure, several forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity because these diets are usually lower in fat and higher in fiber. Vegetarians as a group are often healthier, as they tend to be nonsmokers and drink less alcohol. All-vegetarian cons A vegetarian diet will result in a quicker weight loss because it tends to be low in calories. “You may loose weight but you also may lack energy,” says Frechman. You’ll get more vitamins, minerals and nutrients but you probably won’t get enough calcium (from diary) or essential fatty acids (from fish) or folic acid (from grains). Also noticeably absent from most vegetarian menus: Protein, which protects your immune system and builds muscle mass. “If you’re on a vegetarian diet long enough, you could suffer from malnutrition.” That’s not to say that an all-vegetarian diet can’t be done—people clearly do it. You just need to work harder to make sure you’re getting a balance of all the necessary vitamins. The takeaway The American Cancer Society suggests that each of your meals be two-thirds plant-based. That means the bulk of breakfast, lunch and dinner should be made up of fruits, vegetables, beans or grains. The other one-third should be meat (about three ounces per meal and no more than 18 ounces each week). When picking meat, choose the leanest cuts of meat and opt for low-fat cooking methods (such as baking instead of frying), and keep processed meats (yes, even pepperoni!) at a minimum, as they’re high in sodium. When it comes to veggies, you want to eat about 2 ½ cups a day—or 17 ½ cups each week. “For balance, eat 1 ½ cups of dark-green vegetables, 5 ½ cups of red and orange vegetables, 1 ½ cups of beans and peas, 5 ½ cups of starchy vegetables and 4 cups other types of vegetables in a week,” says Frechman Source:
@zeedazz Ah, it's good that you're aware of that. :) @pinkmonkey Definitely, to lose weight is to learn self-discipline and apply it every day. (^_^)
@zeedazz perhaps it is on case by case basis..depending on how well your body consume the nutrients!
@ YingofYang ya i think more importantly is to be discipline in our lifestyle...
i dont really believe in all meat diet too!but all veg diet can make you really hungry and weak....
Quite frankly, neither one. To truly lose weight and keep it off requires lifestyle changes, not diets.