By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Weight Loss. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 21:01:47 PM.
Vegan protein choices for a bulking diet include dried beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu, quinoa and hemp powder. Carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits and starchy vegetables provide calories and nutrients. Fats found in nuts, flaxseed oil, hummus, peanut butter and avocados are mainly unsaturated. You might also experiment with seaweed, seitan and vegan energy bars and protein powders.
There are different types of vegetarian diets; what they all have in common is that they exclude meat, poultry, fish, and seafood. Beyond that, here are the basic differences:Ovo-vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats eggs but not dairy;lacto-vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats dairy but not eggs;Ovo-lacto vegetarian: A vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy; Partial vegetarian or flexitarian: A person who eats vegetarian meals more often than not. While this eating style may apply to a lot of people, someone who identifies with this diet might be making a conscious effort to reduce meat intake. Sound confusing? There’s no need to label your chosen eating habits. “It’s not necessarily which one you choose,” says Haynes. "It’s how you implement it,” adding that you might choose for spiritual, ethical, health, or personal reasons.
Do not be afraid of nuts! (that made me giggle.) But seriously, so many people ask me if nuts are okay to eat when you are trying to lose weight. The answer?Yes! Nuts provide important healthy fats we need, and are high in vegan protein. Raw nuts provide important enzymes we need. Toasted nuts tend to taste a little more interesting and make the protein more available for your body. So I recommend eating some raw nuts and some toasted nuts to get the best of both worlds. Just do not go crazy with them -- 1/4 cup nuts per day if weight loss is your goal;