Man loses weight after losing weight in six months
In January, a man in the US lost a whopping 2.5 stone.
And he was also a vegan for six months.
The feat is a testament to the power of the plant-based diet, which has been linked to a slew of health benefits.
But for the past six months, Pauline Zylberts, 51, from California, has been trying to get back on track by cutting out meat and dairy.
And the result is a remarkable feat of willpower and determination.
“I was going to lose about 1.5kg,” she says.
“But then, I started losing weight.”
A year on, she says she is still trimming her waistline and gaining some lean muscle.
She is also gaining muscle and weight.
But she is happy to admit that her newfound energy and focus are still a challenge.
“The first thing I realised is I have to eat less meat, and that’s hard,” she tells the BBC.
“When I look at myself now, I’m eating two to three times less meat than I did six months ago.”
‘No food for anxiety’ After starting vegan, Paulin said she was “stuck” and struggled with anxiety, but eventually gave in.
“It’s not about the food.
It’s about the mental health,” she said.
“You can’t stop eating meat.
“Most of the time, I do everything right, and I feel so good about myself. “
But sometimes, it feels like I’m going to eat something every day, but I won’t have any food for the anxiety.” “
Most of the time, I do everything right, and I feel so good about myself.
But sometimes, it feels like I’m going to eat something every day, but I won’t have any food for the anxiety.”
She now eats less meat but still eats a lot of processed food.
She also cuts out processed foods and drinks a lot more water.
“Now, I can’t feel anxious about food, and then I feel really good about food.”
And her health is improving too.
Her blood pressure has dropped from 165 to 120.
“My heart is beating more easily, and my blood sugar is up, and now I feel normal,” she adds.
But while she has made big strides in her health, she admits to having a few worries about her mental health.
“What if my anxiety is still there, or what if I have an eating disorder?
I’m not completely satisfied, but that’s ok,” she admits.
“No matter what I do, I have anxiety.”
For Pauline, the best thing about starting a vegan diet is that it feels so much less stressful and more fulfilling.
“For the first time in my life, I feel like I am not alone, and everyone around me has a happy, happy life,” she concludes.
“There’s no food for me to worry about anymore.”
And the results are undeniable.
“This is the happiest, most fulfilled, most healthy life I have ever had,” she concluded.
The results are not just for Pauline.
Vegans are also taking their own lives on a scale unknown before.
“Vegans have the highest suicide rate in the world,” says Anthony DeAngelis, professor of clinical psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a former vegan who was featured in the documentary The Biggest Loser.
The biggest killer in the UK is obesity. “
We know that vegan diets are very effective at reducing risk for mental health issues and eating disorders.”
The biggest killer in the UK is obesity.
But research suggests that a vegan meal could be a much more effective way to lose weight than a high-calorie meal, including one with a lot fewer calories.
And Dr Zylbers says that even a low-caloric vegan meal has benefits.
“As a result of the vegan diet, there is a lot less sugar in the diet, and more fibre and protein,” she explains.
“Vegan food is also very healthy for the body.”
The Vegan Society also backs veganism, but there are other groups who oppose it.
Some people are concerned that vegans are too sedentary and can’t eat enough.
Others say they can’t follow a strict vegan diet because it could cause too much inflammation in the body.
Dr Zysbers says it’s all about eating and not worrying about food.
“People can’t think of food without thinking about their health and wellbeing,” she explained.
“A vegan diet that has to be followed by a strict lifestyle, or one that has no nutritional value, is not sustainable.”
But Pauline says she will not change her mind.
“That’s why I eat vegan.
I know what it’s like, and it’s not the most convenient way to eat, but it works for me.”
She says she doesn’t have an appetite and is able to eat “without worrying about what to eat”. And she