A clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell
“…Those who follow a whole foods, low-fat, plant-based diet consume fewer calories. It’s not because they’re starving themselves. In fact, they will likely spend more time eating and eat a larger volume of food than their meat-eating counterparts. That’s because these whole foods are much less energy-dense than animal foods and added fats. There are fewer calories in each spoonful or cupful of these foods. Fat has 9 calories/gram while carbohydrates and protein have only 4 calories/gram. In addition whole foods have a lot of fiber, which makes you feel full, and yet contributes almost no calories to your meal. So by eating a healthy meal, you may reduce the calories that you consume, digest and absorb, even if you eat significantly more food.
This idea on its own, however, is not yet a sufficient explanation for the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. Other studies play a crucial part in explaining the health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet, studies show that the weight-loss effect is due to more than simple calorie restriction…”
To Be Continued..