Friday, November 4, 2011

Vegetarian Weight Loss - How to Lose Weight with Vegetarian Diet by Laura Ng

Eating vegetarian diet may not guarantee weight loss. You must make sure you're ingesting a balanced vegetarian diet filled with various macro- and micro-nutrients essential for your body needs. Only then can you lose weight effectively.

Let me share with you on how to make up a proper vegetarian weight loss diet.

As you already know, you need to eat as many different fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds etc for leading a healthy vegetarian lifestyle, but you can't finish them all in a day. And each food carries somewhat similar and different nutritional content. So, you rotate the food varieties in your vegetarian weight loss diet.

For example, in the morning, you drink smoothie blended from strawberries, blueberries, spinach, lettuce with some sprinkle of protein powder. Then in afternoon, you take brown rice (cooked) layered with black bean sauce plus few pieces of tempeh and spinach on top. Dinner time comes and you ingest mushroom soup with fresh slices of tomatoes and cucumbers. In between these vegetarian meals you take some oatmeal crackers or whole grain crackers.

Now, next day, you should try to change these entire recipes. It's quite a challenge trying to eat differently every day. Eating a vegetarian weight loss diet this way brings you 2 major benefits:

1. You get a full spectrum of nutrients from different vegetarian food sources. You body cells and tissues need them to function properly. You get excellent health and you won't fall sick easily.

2. As you keep changing your caloric intake with different food varieties and patterns, your body tends to remain metabolically active and readily burn excess calories you don't need. You end up losing weight without trying too hard.

I know you may find it difficult to think of new vegetarian recipes every day. Try doing this: Take a one-day recipe and swap among the meals and turn it into a 3-day recipe. Then make another one-day recipe and repeat the same procedures. This way you can generate a 9-day vegetarian diet recipe for your weight loss with only a 3-day recipe.

Alternatively, go find some easy-to-prepare vegetarian weight loss meal plans which already come with hundreds of recipes created for you. You just need to plug and play, that's it. In fact, most importantly, the meals should tantalize your taste buds, or you won't feel so keen to whip up your own vegetarian diet for weight loss.

Preparing your own vegetarian weight loss diet is one of the most effective techniques you should adopt. You can control the caloric intake, the portion size, and exactly what you want to feed your body with.