Sunday, November 6, 2011

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet by Laura Ng

What constitutes an effective vegetarian weight loss diet? It's not just about the ingredients inside the diet that help you lose weight, but also the number of meals you should eat in a day.

I recommend five meals a day as a complete vegetarian weight loss diet in which two snacks are slotted in between each pair of main meals. Let's take a look at a free sample diet so you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about.

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet - Meal Set 1

Breakfast: Rolled oats soaked in unsweetened apple juice, sprinkled with strawberries, blueberries and pine nuts. Boost your power meal with a veggie smoothie made from one celery stalk, one pear and two tomatoes added with virgin coconut oil and milled flax.

Morning Snack: Mixed fresh fruits containing honeydew, dragon fruit and kiwi.

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet - Meal Set 2

Lunch: Portobello mushroom burger. Prepare one pan-seared Portobello mushroom (of 10 cm or 4 inches in diameter). Top the mushroom with shredded julienne cucumbers, shredded beet, alfalfa sprouts and juicy cherry tomatoes. And then sandwich this filling between two slices of wholegrain breads. You can spice up the burger with curried lentils sauce. Pair this mouthwatering veggie burger with a glass of unsweetened organic oat milk.

Afternoon Snack: Mixture of dried cranberries, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts and almond nuts.

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet - Meal Set 3

Dinner: Rainbow salad. Mix together chopped apple, sliced green, red and orange bell peppers, shredded beet, butterhead lettuce, some dried fruits and your favorite pasta cooked al dente. For dressing, I recommend mixing two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil with one tablespoon of protein powder and one teaspoon of lemon juice.

Notice that meal sets 1 and 2 each comes with a snack but not meal set 3. Your metabolism tends to run slower at night. So, you don't need additional snack to power you up. Since your dinner is packed with fiber, it should last you till the following morning without you having to take any supper.

Now you've gotten a free sample of my vegetarian weight loss diet. But you should avoid eating the same old stuff or you can easily hit a weight loss plateau, which happens to many overweight vegetarians. Also, the way you eat your diet plays a vital role in losing weight too. That's why you need a proper vegetarian weight loss plan which includes practical yet healthy dieting tips that you can apply easily and get lasting results without rebound effect.