I recently lost 30 lbs last year by going vegetarian. All I did was switch from animal meats, to good quality vegetarian foods. I completely avoided dairy and switched to RAW goats cheese from whole foods. I look fantastic now and Fiance always compliments how great of a difference this dietary change has done to my skin, hair, nails, stomach, legs, etc. I feel much better, too. I worked out once per week, due to busy college life. I would do 60 minutes of walking/jogging, and some yoga for 30-60minutes. It took 6 months to loose 30 lbs. I’m a Nutritionist also, thus, meal planning is part of my job.
Example of Daily Diet plan:
Breakfast– 2 organic range-free eggs prepared over easy to ensure nutrition, 1 organic orange (vitamin C helps with absorption of iron)1 teacup size of organic allegro coffee w/ 1 tsp raw turbinado sugar.
Now, when I say free-range vegetarian fed eggs, this means there isn’t as much cholesterol and the chickens have a suitable environment which means a better quality of egg = more nutrients. Cage-free doesn’t always mean that the chickens are not in a cage or locked up which depresses the chickens=poor quality of eggs, low nutrition. Remember, 9 out of 10 conventional chickens have UTI causing bacteria and many other microbial diseases.
Brunch: 2 organic, spotted bananas in a shake with almond milk, RAW protein powder (garden of life brand). Pre workout meal!
Spotted bananas, have the leats amount of starches, and this means theres more glucose = fuel for cells and tissues. Only eat bananas when spotted. These little tricks will help you loose weight.
OOLONG TEA– It’s been widely used by dieters to help the boyd not store fat.
Lunch: Sushi(w/ brown rice or wild rice instead of white), organic meso soup-low sodium
Snack: fresh fruit w/ red kale, organic beets, org shredded carrots, org raw goat cheese.
Red kale is PACKED full of nutrients and amino acids=protein. It has one of the highest amounts of minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants than other dark leafy greens. Become BFF’s with dark leafy greens. Steaming them slightly does help to break it down.
Dinner: Creamy Kale salad (recipe: steamed kale, roasted garlic, pepper, salt- cream is made w/ raw cashews grounded up w/ coffee grinder and almond milk added to it). KALE!! lol
Veggie Pizza– Raw goats cheese whole-grain pizza dough with fresh spinach, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, pepper, fresh basil!