The perfect addition to any weight loss or fat burning program is to incorporate the vegetarian weight loss plan to cut our fat intake and lose the weight fast. A vegetarian diet can be a very healthy style of eating but you should add variety, balance, and moderation to your new diet. What we want to do is have a lean healthy body without feeling run down and tired from too much exercise.
A vegetarian is someone who avoids all types of meat products and can be categorized into two camps. The lacto-ovo vegetarians will avoid animal flesh completely yet will eat eggs and most dairy products. The vegan on the other hand will avoid all foods that have any animal origin. Because vegetarians avoid animal flesh they often wonder how they will get enough protein. For the lacto-ovo vegetarian dairy products are an excellent source of protein. Vegans will have to get their protein from nuts, seeds, and soy products.
The Protein concern: Vegetarians can get their protein from beans including green, peanuts, lentils split peas, pinto, edamame, kidney and many more. Nuts are higher in fat than beans so enjoy them in moderation. Low sodium cottage cheese and tofu also are also high in protein. Make sure when shopping for these products that you are getting at least 15mg of protein per serving. Other nutrient concerns are vitamin B12 Calcium and vitamin D. To have an adequate intake of vitamin B12 vegetarians should consume vitamin B12 supplements or foods that contain B12 such as soy products or milk.
For calcium vegetarians can drink orange juice or soy milk to get the required amount of calcium. Although all types of vegetarians rely on simple food groups controlling your vitamin and calcium intake is something you should always do.
Morning Activity: Be sure to get up and have something for breakfast. Have oatmeal, or fruit and maybe a smoothie for breakfast. I like rice cakes with peaches and a few cups of my favorite green tea. Get out and go for a walk or go shopping. I can’t emphasize enough about morning activity, doing something in the morning will get your metabolism going and it will help you burn fat all day.
By becoming vegetarians for our weight loss period we are eliminating saturated fats from our diets and this will facilitate fat burning and faster weight loss. After 60 to 90 days on a vegetarian diet you will like the way you feel, and may decide to make being a vegetarian your new life style. You will sleep better, feel better and have more focus. Here’s to your success in your weight loss and fat burning goals.