Us News reports:
Eating vegan basically means consuming only plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains. Since these foods are so low in calories, “counting calories is simply not necessary!” says celebrity nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella.
In fact, studies have shown that followers of a plant-based diet are significantly thinner, says Pasquella, whose clients include Debra Messing, 42, and Sandra Bullock, 46.
Other health benefits include lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels (a major perk for Bill Clinton, 64, who recently adopted a vegan diet and lost weight for Chelsea’s wedding). Plus the increase of nutrients like vitamins A, B, and E is great for clearing skin, promoting healthier hair and nails and boosting energy. It’s no wonder Lea Michele, 24, who must rehearse for hours on end for Glee, credits her vegan diet for helping her keep up with the strenuous schedule.
Now, if you want to get the thinning benefits of a plant-based diet, you’ll want to avoid high calorie foods like vegan cookies and ice cream. But even if you include those things and don’t lose weight, you’ll still avoid dietary cholesterol and more importantly, you won’t be contributing to animal cruelty.