The research, conducted by a team from the University of South Carolina, concludes: “Based on the available evidence, plant-based diets should be considered a viable option for the treatment and prevention of overweight and obesity.”
If you want to cut down on animal products but are concerned about eating enough protein, there are plant-based alternatives.
The Vegetarian Society recommends the following protein-rich foods as meat alternatives:
- Beans (including baked beans, chickpeas, butter beans and kidney beans)
- Veggie mince, sausages, fillets and burgers found in supermarkets.
Ms Simon also promoted the benefits of exercise for losing fat,