Weight loss diets for vegetarians can be trickier than for meat eaters. In order to drive weight loss we need to reduce carbohydrates. A vegetarian needs carb laden foods such as beans, lentils, chickpeas etc. for protein. Protein deficiency can be a major driver of weight gain.
Weight Loss Diet for Vegetarians
There is a real art to doing a vegetarian diet well. Vegetarians often opt for refined carbohydrate laden, protein deficient meals that can be detrimental to long term metabolic health. The lacto, ovo, vegetarian meal plan contains eggs and dairy foods and is loaded with fibre, vegetables and plant- based proteins. These elements will help you hit your macro targets on a daily basis. This meal plan is designed to drive weight loss so carbohydrates have been reduced in the evening. For example, rice has been replaced with cauliflower rice and noodles with zucchini noodles. If weight loss is not on your radar you can replace these with wholegrain options such as brown rice and wholemeal pasta.
Vegetarian Diets to Lose Weight
A vegetarian diet can be a healthy and super nutritious diet and vegetarian diets can be a great way to lose weight. The 28-day vegetarian meal plan is loaded with high protein, plant based foods. The carbohydrates are a bit lower than you may normally consume in your usual daily diet. This helps to balance blood glucose and insulin and prevent further fat storage. Weight loss diets for vegetarians often tend to be lower calorie which can lead to persistent hunger and a possible lowering of the metabolic rate. This can result in a big plateau and possible even greater weight gain in the future. The vegetarian meal plan ensures that there is plenty of protein, healthy fats and fibre to keep you full but drive weight loss at the same time.
Vegetarian Diet for Weight Loss in a Month
The 28-day vegetarian meal plan provides easy to make, family friendly breakfasts, lunches and dinners for a month. This also provides a great resource for meals on an ongoing basis.
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