By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 21:00:56 PM.
Once you know exactly how many calories you need to prompt weight loss, and how you want to structure your veggie diet, make those calories consist of whole, unprocessed foods. Skip the refined sugar and grain options that may fit the definition of vegetarian, but add excess calories and limited nutrients.Poached eggs or egg whites with veggies, scrambled soft tofu with salsa or a fruit smoothie made with yogurt or vegetarian protein powder make nutrient-dense breakfasts that have protein to help keep you full.
By now you might have heard about the great success people have with the vegan weight loss diet. But does it really work for the long term? Are there any "insider secrets" you need to know to not only lose the weight, but to maintain it as well? Are there any pitfalls or challenges you should look out for? The answers to these questions might surprise you!Let us start with the obvious stuff first.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends not losing weight at a rate faster than about 2 pounds per week or you will be less likely to keep it off. This may not fit your definition of "fast," but it is the most manageable and safest rate. A 2-pound-per-week weight loss requires a deficit of about 1,000 calories per day. But do not consume fewer than 1,200 calories per day, which can leave you nutritionally deficient. One of the benefits of a vegetarian diet is that you are cutting out potentially high-calorie foods, such as fatty meats, poultry with the skin and processed meats. A vegetarian diet includes no animal flesh and sometimes no animal products.