Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to Lose Weight on a Vegetarian Diet

Are you wondering how to lose weight on a vegetarian diet? If so, here are a few easy ways to do this:

1) Reduce the amount of oil you use.  Olive oil is very healthy, but it is also high in calories. You can save a lot of calories by cutting down on the amount of oil you use, or by  purchasing a spray oil

2) Always check the labels. Foods can be deceiving, so if you are regularly buying pre-prepared foods always check the fat and calorie content on the label. Just because it is vegetarian, it doesn't necessarily mean it is healthy!

3) Up your intake of fresh vegetables. Most vegetables are very low in calories and they are also highly nutritious and often filling, By increasing your intake of vegetables you will reduce your desire to snack on other foods in between meals.


4) Eat a good breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and by eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast you will avoid these mid morning hunger pangs. Include some wholegrains and protein in your breakfast to make it as satisfying as possible.


5) Search for low calorie recipes online or in cook books: A lot of low calorie vegetarian dishes can be found online and in vegetarian cookery books. Alternatively you can just create low calorie vegetarian recipes by altering regular recipes, using healthy replacements like diet cheeses or replacing full fat cream with plain yogurt.

If you are creative, you will be amazed to discover that you can find plenty healthy vegetarian recipes and able utilize these recipes into your diet and achieve your weight loss targets.  All you need to do is learn how you can make replacements that will turn high calorie foods into light foods.

Embrace low calorie vegan recipes into your daily diet plan and you will find that you can consume tasty foods while sustaining your vegetarian standard of living.

3 comments:

VegTomato said...

Hi,

My name is Patrick and I am running a website, VegTomato, http://www.vegtomato.org/, dedicated to advocate vegetarianism/veganism among Chinese/Taiwanese community, which is non-profit website and all of us volunteers. Just found your great blog. So, I am writing to ask if I can have your permission to translate some of your articles into Chinese and post in my website to help and inspire people go vegetarianism/veganism. I will link back and credit it to you.

Suzy Morrison said...

Hi Patrick,

No problem, please feel free.

Cheers
Suzanne

Happy Bunny said...

Hi Suzy,

It's always difficult finding enough protein on a vegetarian diet - but one thing I found for dinner that is really satisfying is black beans! Today we had black beans (I sauteed onions and added cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic) on tortillas with avocado. The avocado is high in fat but we didn't use cheese so maybe it evened out. I post recipes on my blog - http://ahappyvegetarian.blogspot.com if you want to check it out sometime :)