By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 21:01:44 PM.
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;
Less than 10 percent of our daily calories should come from saturated fat, according to the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the USDA. These fats are mostly found in animal products (as well as tropical plants like coconut and palm), so a vegetarian diet would be naturally lower in them.And then there’s fiber, which is only found in plants like fruits, vegetables, and grains. “A lot of the plant-based proteins are also high in my favorite nutrient in the world — which is fiber! Those high-fiber diets have been shown time and time again to help with promoting weight management,” says Enright. Fiber helps make you feel fuller longer, which means you may be less likely to snack, she adds. With a fiber‐rich diet, you are creating good gut health and keeping things moving smoothly, too.
When someone wants to get started with a vegetarian diet, Enright starts by talking protein. She then surveys what they like to eat and brings awareness to less-familiar plant-based sources of protein, like tofu and Tempe (made from fermented soybeans). Enright also reminds them that — beyond eggs and dairy — pulses, legumes, beans, seeds, and nuts all contain protein, too, as do whole grains. This is usually the most common question people have when transitioning to a vegetarian diet.