A: A meat-fre diet can be just as unhealthy or fattening as a meaty diet.
Its all down to balance, make sure you get a good range of fruit, veggies, cereals, dairy and you will be very healthy and have no need for suppliments.
I've been veggie for 27 years and had no need for any suppliments, i'm never ill and am healthy and fit ( I own a farm so am used to a bit of hard work as well as my office stuff )
Q: Vegetarian Diet?
I want to give a vegetarian diet a trial run. Can anyone recommend some recipies for me? I want to be sure to get all the proper nutrients as well, and I'm not familiar with what to replace meat with to get the same.
A: Hi. You should write to www.peta.org and ask for their Vegetarian starter kit. They have some recipes in that starter kit. In order to learn about vegetarianism and how to get the right nutrient you should read some books. A good one is Becoming Vegetarian. If you can afford it, try to see a dietitian at firs for proper guidance. You an replace meat with Tofu, beans, lentils, lots of imitation meat products made by the company Yves, Tofurkey, veggie patties, burgers.... You an also buy protein shakes....
When it comes to recipes browse the:
They have tones of rated vegetarian recipes to chose from.
Q: vegetarian = diet?
I've heard that being a vegetarian doesn't mean having a diet, because in vegetables, there are a lot protein and carbohydrate. Having to much proteins and carbohydrate will not make someone loss his/her weight. But may make them fatter. So, what's your opinion about it?
A: Vegetables contain some protein and some carbohydrate but not as much as carbohydrates as bread, potato sugar or flour and not as much protein as meat, eggs fish etc. Also veg are low in fat unless you add it when you cook them.
If you want to lose weight a vegetarian diet should be calorie controlled just as any other diet shoud be and should also be balanced to ensure you get enough of all the food groups, vitamins and minerals.
Q: What is a good vegetarian diet plan that would work well and fast?
I'm 14 years old around 5'5 and about 120 pounds.
I'm also a vegetarian. I'm looking to loose some weight but not a lot.
Just to tone and to eat healthier. I can't seem to find a vegetarian diet plan so if you could help me out with some tips or information that would be great.
A: I tend not to like strict diet plans. I found that I ate a LOT better when I went vegan (no more cheesey gooey goodness or ice cream). I would suggest going vegan for the period of your diet. Also, abstain from pre packaged vegan foods (soy ice cream, fried chik'n, etc), and focus more on whole foods. Seriously, taking the cheese and dairy out of my diet did wonders because so many fatty and tasty foods are eliminated.
So, in sum, try a vegan diet full of unprocessed foods. Please understand I am not trying to push veganism on you for any moral or ethical reason. What you eat is up to you. I am simply focusing on the health aspects and my own experience. You could easily do this for the duration of your diet and then switch back to eating healthy dairy and egg products in your diet.
Q: What is a good vegetarian diet for my cross training and running?
I'm six foot three inch, 235 pounds and I've gained about ten pounds of muscle mass from January but I've recently began an exclusive vegetarian diet. I need to replace the chicken and fish that were in the diet, looking for about three thousand calories a day. Any suggestions would be very helpful, many thanks in advance.
A: You'll need iron for running that beets.. eat some raw ones regular also spinach and beet tops too. Eat more fruit than veggies. Fruit is what really replaces meat. don't forget nuts,
seeds, grains, cereals, beans.
Fake meat recipe from Burker King:
14oz Canned pumpkin, add in Soya sauce, oatmeal, wheatgerm and mix together.. you can form into balls or make patties and even sausages with the mixture. For fake
Sausages there is an additional step roll in cornmeal or gelatin unless U want skinless sausages then U don't need to do the additional step. Cook the fake meat item in oil. If you use the balls in spagetti better taste if U dip them in oil they don't need to be precooked as the water will cook them with the spagetti!
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Q: How do you maintain a vegetarian diet when your husband and kids are die hard meat eaters?
My husband and my son both think the world is going to come to an end if we don't have meat daily. I just eliminated poultry out my diet, and I have been pork and red meat free for a few months now. I do plan on eating fish occassionally (I love fish anyway) but certainly not every day. Are there any vegetarian meals you can suggest? Or, does anyone know of a good vegetarian/pescatarian cookbook you can recommend?
A: make dishes that cater to both... Spaghetti /w meat balls, cook the meat balls seperate and add them to the meat eaters meals but omit them from your own... Chicken primavera again meat cooked seperate and added to theirs.. things like that... If you try to cook two seperate meals it will end up breaking you down...
Q: What is a good vegetarian diet for muscle building?
I am an Indian and a vegetarian (no eggs). I am starting to see some muscle mass develop, notable on my biceps but perhaps, my diet isnt good enough for all the workout I do.
I take a bowl of lentils (dal) after workout. Is this good enough?
A: You should take protein rich diet to develop your muscles along with proper excercise. For vegetarian people all sorts of dal, sprouts are the only source of proteins beside milk and milk products. Proteins are heavy to digest so be careful also not to make your stomach upset.
Q: How do I lose weight on a vegetarian diet?
I have been on a vegetarian diet for about two years. Unfortunately I seem to crave more sugar and bread!!! Are there any good diets out there for vegetarians. I am about 10 pounds overweight.
A: There are more tips and info.
How to lose weight naturally has been in debate for years.
Some say low carb. Some say high carb. Some say it's how much food. Some say it's how much exercise. But none of these covers the whole picture.
How to lose weight naturally is not rocket science. It just takes accepting the facts of these seven natural laws of weight loss, plus good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness.
Seven Laws of How to Lose Weight Naturally
1. Make a commitment to whatever it takes.
2. Start from a foundation of happiness.
3. Design your own healthy diet plan.
4. Manage your emotions.
5. Find a way to exercise daily.
6. Keep a Journal.
7. Be persistent.
- Healthy life every day!
Q: Is a vegetarian diet an effective way to lose weight?
I'm about to graduate from college. This summer I'm working overseas for a study abroad program. I'm trying to lose some weight before I go. I'm doing some aerobics to get my body prepared for the P90X workout. Here is what I'm asking. Will a vegetarian diet help me lose weight effectively. The only meat I eat is tuna. Other than that, I consume eggs, milk, beans, or peanut butter for my protein source.
A: I have started this Diet (lifestyle change) in the middle of November at 140lbs, and now at 117lbs
A DIET IS WHAT YOU EAT....there for we are all on a diet....
THINK LIFESTYLE CHANGE
You got the change the way you think and feel about food
TRY THIS, and stick to it.
The first 3-4 weeks are the hardest until your body adjusts to the change.
Results will be in about the same time
Fruits and Veggies
Eat more plants and keep away from stuff that was made in plants.
Don't eat anything that comes in a can, box or package....
.....THEY HAVE ADDITIVES IN THEM THAT MAKE YOU ADDICTED TO THE FOOD.....
If man made it, don't eat it
NO white BREAD or SUGAR
NO PIZZA, I am in the pizza business, and it is not good for you, very high in FAT and Calories
NO FRIED FOOD...
Stay away from FAST FOOD
NO POP, SODA or FIZZY DRINKS
Walk your dog, or walk a friends dog
Don't think of it as a diet, but think of it as a lifestyle change
I have lost 28.5 pounds in 3 months, drink lots of water. I usually eat a meal of what ever I want once a week....controlled portion....this really works.........
Write down every thing you eat
take a multivitamin at night
Q: Is there a simple vegetarian weight loss diet that would be easy to follow in a college environment?
I'll be going to college soon and I am overweight. While most people gain weight when they go to college, I'm nearly ashamed of eating in public so I'm hoping it will be a great opportunity to lose weight. I will probably make breakfast in the morning but my other 2 meals will be from dining halls. I was wondering if anyone knew a good vegetarian diet that would help me lose weight quickly without requiring I go to the grocery store often and buy ridiculous and expensive natural products.
A: to save giving a long winded answer this site might help ;-)
Q: How do I start a vegetarian diet?
I have recently become interested in eating a vegetarian diet but I don't quite know how to start. Can someone please give me some tips on how to ease into vegetarian diet?
A: First, Do a little research on vegetarian diets. You just don't want to jump into being a vegetarian. First you want to know suitable substitutes for meats, because you will no longer be getting nutrients from meat, and you want to make sure you are getting all the things you need from a vegetarian diet.
Things like protien and iron, you won't have to worry about, you can get those things from a vegetarian diet, and you will have less of the unwanted things like saturated fat, and cholesterol. But you will have to take vitamin B12 supplements, since it is really only found in meat.
You may want to ease into a vegetarian diet... but I jumped right in and it worked for me. So you will have to do whatever works for you.
Q: I would like to try a vegetarian diet for the summer but I have no ideal where to start. What are the basics?
We raise a garden so I have a large selection of fresh veggies to choose from. I am always tired & sluggish so I was hoping making a switch to a healthier diet would help & with having the garden, vegetarian seems to be the best choice. Anyone with any guidelines to go by? Also, any tricks for learning to go without the red meats? I love sirloin tips w/ mushrooms & onions!
A: Hello! Congratulations on your decision to switch to vegetarianism!
Being a vegetarian doesn't have any specific guidelines, besides not eating meat. Some vegetarians are stricter then others, it is all personal choice. For example, some vegetarians will eat pizza with meat on it, but they will pick of the meat. Others find that that isn't for them. Basically, vegetarians create their own guidelines. The only one to stick by, to call yourself a vegetarian, is to not eat meat.
Going without red meats.. hmm. I would say, take it in steps. For example, one week give up one kind of meat. The next week, give up a new type of meat. Or, you could take it by animal. One week, give up any meat from cows. The next week, give up any meat from pigs. Although, for some people, it is easier to just STOP.
It takes around 21 days to get over a craving. So, once you stop eating meat, or a certain type of meat, go one month without eating it. Give yourself one month, and then go from there.
For any meat you're craving, there are substitutes! One great brand is Morning Star. Their website is listed below, in the sources, and it also has some recipes on the site!
If you search online, you will be able to find thousands of vegetarian recipes, including some of your favorite non-meat foods! Not to mention, meat substitutes!
I think I'm starting to repeat myself now, but anyways. Give it one month, and the very least. I believe that you can do it! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
Q: will eating a vegetarian diet for 30 days, jumpstart a significant weight lose?What would you like to ask?
I need to shock my metabolism into burning calories and fat. I started a vegetarian diet recently and I'm hopeful that it will initiate a double # weight decrease.
A: I lost 50 pounds by switching to a pure vegetarian diet without refined and processed foods. One of the best expert in the field is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. Follow his diet conscientiously over your lifetime and you will maintain your weight loss. If you stop, be prepared to watch the pounds go back on. It's a lifetime commitment to be effective. Note that calorie restricted diets and Atkins diets have been proven to be ineffectual for more than a year. ("Rethinking Thin", Gina Kolata).
I don't think shocking your system is a good thing, but it's probably the easiest approach. You will probably go through withdrawals from addictions to salt, sugar, fat/oils, MSG, and aspartame if you are like most Westerners.
One good thing about a pure vegetarian diet is the fact that you don't feel hungry because it is high in fiber. It's a very satisfying and healthy diet. Just take your B12, Vitamin D, and ground flax seed (Omega-3 fatty acids). Beans and whole grains at each of three meals squashes your appetite. Lot's of vegetables and some fruits fulfill the rest of your requirements. If you don't or cannot eat a balanced vegetarian diet, you may need to eat some animal flesh, but you will suffer some health consequences over a lifetime. Also, make sure to check with your doctor about cholesterol if you are taking a statin drug. These are way too powerful for people on a vegetarian diet and can cause neurological damage.
Avoid pre-packaged, pre-processed convenience foods. Those will always get you. MSG and aspartame are neurotoxins and are outright dangerous (MSG is used to fatten laboratory rats before studies). Soy is not necessary. Soy contains natural hormones and in the US often is made from genetically modified beans. A wide variety of other beans can provide you with the protein you need along with whole grains (oats or wheat or others). Soy is inexpensive and high in protein but the GM crops are risky. (Dr. Neal Barnard)
Q: What is the best Balanced Vegetarian Diet and what can and can't Vegetarians eat?
I'm a sophmore (going to be) in high school, I weigh 76.5 pounds and my height is 59 inches. I have limb girdle muscular dystrophy and wanted to know what the best diet is. I just started being a vegetarian for about 10 days and need some help.
A: A huge body of scientific evidence now shows us that a well-balanced, 100% plant-based (veggie) diet will keep you fighting fit and healthy - and chances are if you stop eating meat, you'll live longer too. You probably think that veggies and vegans have to take mineral and vitamin supplements, but it's not true. As long as you eat a varied diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, along with grains, beans and nuts, you will obtain all the nutrients that you need for a healthy body.
You will also be healthier just because you think more carefully about what you eat.
Things to avoid are all forms of meat and fish, Gelatine - made from boiled animal bones and hooves
Anchovies - small fish
E120 also known as cochineal - red food colouring made from squashed insects
Suet, dripping and lard - beef fat
Rennet - found in some cheeses, from the stomach of calves
Vegetarian food should have the vege stamp on it.
Q: Can you have a balanced vegetarian diet without nuts?
I have two daughters, one hates meat and the other has said for some while that she would like to be a vegetarian because she can't bear the thought of eating animals. I really like vegetarian food so it would be no problem for me.
But the daughter who hates meat (and also most vegetables) is very allergic to nuts, both peanuts and some tree nuts. Does anyone know if it would still be possible for her to have a balanced diet, and how?
A: Yes, easily. Nuts are a fairly good source of protein but they mostly get their calories from fat. They're a good snack but shouldn't be the staple source of protein in anyone's diet - too high in fat and calories.
Try switching all the white and refined grains (white bread, white rice) to whole grains and brown rice. Try new types of whole grains like barley or quinoa. Whole grains are made from the entire grain - most white pasta is made from wheat that has been stripped of the most nutritious, high fiber and high protein layers. In fact, it's so unhealthy that there are mandates for companies that use white flour to refortify it after the processing takes place. Whole grains are naturally high in protein and fiber and are the natural state of the grain and are head and shoulders above refined grains and "white" bread and pasta products.
Beans and legumes are VERY high in protein, fiber and nutrients. Try different kinds - kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, split peas. Make soups, stews, chili. You can make burger-like patties out of black beans. They are so versatile and wonderful.
Try soy products - soy is a complete protein that the USDA and FDA both admit to being as substantial and nutritious as animal protein. Buy a few trays of tofu, or go to Whole Foods or another natural foods store and try tempeh (which is a brick of fermented soybeans).
Look up recipes - this is vital to learn how to work with these foods. Just like someone that has never cooked with chicken breast before or has no idea what to do with it would probably cook something that's a total, hideous mess, the same would happen with never finding out how to use tofu or tempeh. If used properly you can have a huge range of delicious meals - I make tempeh stroganoff, tofu and veggie stir fry, tofu nuggets, etc.