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Go vegan, lose weight

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Many people resolve to lose weight every new year, only to find themselves no thinner in July than they were in January. This can be very frustrating, but by simply exercising and eating more wholesome vegan foods, you can look better on the outside - and feel better on the inside. Not only do vegan foods taste delicious, they're also cholesterol-free, and most are low in saturated fat and calories, too.

Studies have shown that vegans are nine times less likely to be obese than meat eaters are. Vegans are also known to have lower rates of many life-threatening diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. And when you choose vegan foods, you also help spare animals a horrifying death at the abattoir, protect the environment, and combat climate change.

Jennifer White

London