The Ultimate Diet Face-off: Vegan vs. Omnivorous, Forks vs. Knives!

Jeremy Colon
4 min readJan 30, 2024
So, who do you got? Vegan diet vs omnivore diet? // Photo Credit: Free Pik.

Welcome y’all to the showdown of the century, where diets battle for supremacy — vegan vs. omnivorous, forks vs. knives, fruits and roots vs. flushes and shanks.

In this thrilling diet matchup, we delve into the results of a groundbreaking study that explores the impact of a vegan diet versus an omnivorous one.

Spoiler alert: it’s not just about the scale.

The Study Unveiled

Stanford University brought us a diet experiment of epic proportions — 22 pairs of identical twins, half assigned a vegan diet, the other half embracing omnivorous delights. What’s the catch? The participants were a genetic match, giving us an unparalleled insight into the diet face-off.

Let’s dive into the details.

The Vegan Victory

After eight weeks, the vegan group emerged victorious, shedding more pounds than their omnivorous counterparts. But the real triumph lay in the health markers — significantly lower fasting insulin and LDL cholesterol. The results were a clear win for the vegan diet, but there are twists, as with any good story.

The Vegan Diet Debrief

While the vegan group celebrated their victories, they did experience a dip in HDL (the “good” cholesterol) and a decrease in vitamin B12. But fear not, these changes weren’t significant, and the health benefits outweighed the drawbacks. However, the plot thickens with some intriguing details.

Behind the Scenes

The vegan group upped their fiber intake significantly, while the omnivores made more minor adjustments. Protein intake for the vegan group raised concerns for long-term viability. Additionally, the vegan diet appeared more challenging for participants, impacting factors like eating out and overall diet satisfaction.

Coach JC’s Takeaways

  1. All-or-Nothing Myth: Diets need not be all-or-nothing. Limiting choices is vital to weight loss; all diets work when you eat less. However, the strict rules of diet can lead to a stop-start cycle. Folks can achieve similar benefits by making incremental changes without strict…

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Jeremy Colon

Body Transformation Coach | Building a Better & Stronger Mind, Body, and Soul | CEO & Founder, Master Personal Trainer & Life Coach - Jeremy Colon Enterprises