Average Weight Loss: one to two pounds a week.
Type of Diet: There are three basic types of vegetarian diets, and none of them include meat, fish, or poultry.
About The Diet
There are three basic types of vegetarian diets, and none of them include meat, fish, or poultry:
- Lacto-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish, poultry and eggs, as well as foods that contain them. However, lacto-vegetarians do eat dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter.
- Lacto-ovo vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish and poultry, but does allow dairy products and eggs on the diet.
- Ovo-vegetarians do eat eggs, but do not eat meat, fish and poultry, or dairy products.
The key to losing weight on a vegetarian diet is not to fill up on unhealthy carbohydrates and to get adequate protein from plant sources which may require meal planning and food combining.
Becoming a vegetarian is not difficult but will be easier if you already love nuts, fruits, and vegetables. With a little planning vegetarian diets can be healthy and balanced. A vegetarian diet is not as extreme as a vegan diet, but if you really want to give up all animal products, including eggs and dairy products, you should also consider a vegan diet.
- Is A Vegetarian Diet For Me?
- Loss of essential vitamins and minerals
- New scientific review shows vegetarian diets cause major weight loss
- Larger portions of foods, because vegetables are lower in calories than meats.
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The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide To A Healthy Vegetarian Diet
By Vesanto Melina MS RD, Brenda Davis RD
Comprehensive and well-researched, this new edition provides everything you need to know about making a healthy transition to a vegetarian diet or maximizing its benefits if already a vegetarian.
Updated with the latest recommendations for intakes of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats, the authors show how to achieve optimal nutrition for all stages of life. Easy-to-read tables, figures, menus, and food guides help you determine how to meet your nutritional requirements. You’ll also learn what plant-based dietary components and factors play active roles in both the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses.
To ensure you get the proper nutrients you need each day, be sure to consult with a registered dietitian before starting a vegetarian diet.