By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:04:41 PM.
Use with caution nut and seed servings. Nuts and seeds, such as almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds are a good thing. Just keep close track of how much you’re consuming. Limit your servings to 1 – 3 per day (depending on your calorie needs), and remember that one serving is ¼ cup nuts or seeds, or 2 tablespoons of nut butter. Watch your fats. Adding a moderate amount of healthy plant-based fats is a healthy habit. But limit your amount to 1 teaspoon of plant oil (i.e. olive, sunflower, Canola) per serving, and no more than 5 servings per day, including in cooking. Dumping olive oil over your pasta, slicing an entire avocado into your wrap, or adding a ½ cup of walnuts to your salad can really push up the calorie load of your meals.
Do not drink fruit juice! This is one source of "sugar" that you need to rid yourself of. Fruits are fantastically good for you, providing you the water-rich fiber your body needs, along with so many important nutrients as well. But if you drink the juice, and eliminate the fiber within (such as OJ, apple juice, pineapple juice, etc.), then you are basically mainlining all the simple sugars naturally contained in the fruit. Much better to eat the fruit as is, or opt for fresh vegetable juice instead;
When you Axe meat from your diet, you may be swapping that chicken stir-fry for a falafel pita—and paying for it on the scale. "Don’t be a French fry vegetarian! Just because it fits your criteria of being fit for a vegetarian diet doesn’t mean it is healthy for you," says Esther Blum, R.D., author of Cave-women Do Not Get Fat. "Keep your carbohydrates whole food-based. [They] should not come in a package with more than five ingredients—unless they’re herbs and spices. " Reach for sweet potatoes, butternut squash, any winter squash, plantains, yucca, beans, or lentils versus white-flour carbohydrates like bread, muffins, bagels, Blum says. If you want tortillas, she likes the kind made with cassava and coconut flours.