Vegetarian Advice?

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    Dec 31, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    I need ADVICE. Is there a "Best Practice" training program for Vegetarians??? I want to lose a small amount of belly fat, tone, and build.

    FYI, born-again Vegetarian here...beginning 1-2009.....


    Thanks,

    Joe
  • Timbales

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    Dec 31, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    Are you vegan? If not, there are a lot of products like whey protein you can use. You may also want to look at dropping soy and gluten.
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    Dec 31, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    Honestly, losing weight as a vegetarian is no different than when you eat meat. It's all about moderation and not ingesting too many carbs and high fat foods.

    If you are still eating eggs, removing the yolks will take away a lot of the fat. Otherwise, for my vegetarian diet it is all about eating reasonable portions and having 4-5 smaller meals during the day.
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    Jan 01, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    Well, thanks for all the advice so far guys...

    I usually eat 5-8 times a day (3 medium-sized portions, otherwise small snacks).

    I eat fruits (Bananas and Berries mostly) and veggies (I make lots of soups- with Squash, Potatoes, Red/Green Peppers), whole grain/high fiber cereal with nonfat milk, peanut butter and high quality breads, almonds, salads of Organic Spinach with Hemp Seeds sprinkled on top, and I always use Olive Oil. I sometimes have whey protein fruit smoothies, but not often. Also, the oatmeal I buy usually sits in the pantry unopened.

    So, for the most part I think I eat pretty healthy already... But, now that I am not eating meat again---I am concerned about muscle loss and challenges with building new muscle. I know I am going to lose weight easily but want to make sure it is all fat.

    The only supplement I take is an all-Organic SuperGreens Food (powder).

    Should I be SUPPLEMENTING MORE?



    Joe
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    Jan 01, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidAre you vegan? If not, there are a lot of products like whey protein you can use. You may also want to look at dropping soy and gluten.


    I am going to continue drinking nonfat milk thus I am not a Vegan at this time. I do not like Soy and have no opinion on Gluten. Also, I do not care for eggs- unless used in baked goods which I rarely eat.

    I prefer Hemp Protein but also use Whey.


    Joe
  • vindog

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    Jan 02, 2009 8:25 AM GMT
    Why are you choosing dairy over meat? Just wondering....
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    Jan 02, 2009 8:42 AM GMT
    Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
    by Deborah Madison

    Tons of great and low-calorie cooking options. Vegetarian cooking doesn't mean low calorie cooking, so its good to find both.