Say goodbye to calorie counting and gimmicky diets. A plant-based diet requires no special tools or tricks, just fresh produce, grains, and legumes. In addition to the above health and mood benefits, you’ll probably drop a couple pounds.
A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics evaluated 15 different plant-based diets and found that, on average, participants dropped about 7.48 pounds (and this includes those who didn’t stick to the diets). The high-fiber content in a plant-based diet can lead to feelings of satiety, which helps with weight loss.