Vegetarian diet for weight Loss free
- Staying away from all animal products including dairy and eggs ( I am saying a-ok to honey though,because I am not that crazy)
- Avoiding gluten, a protein complex found in wheat,barley,rye and triticale. ( fun fact: according to Wikipedia there are no known benefits of being gluten free if you don’t have celiacs)
- No calorie limiting. This is because every person who has recommend this diet “claims” you don’t have to. I’ll be the judge of that!
I like to thank this diet for removing everything that is good in the world from my daily intake. Bye bye goat cheese. Adios steak. Oh man,steak. MEEEEEEAAAT. Hasta la vista wheat. AKA as cake,cupcakes,pancakes,short cakes,crab cakes… MMMMM Cake. So many good flour based bundles of mouth happiness are out. Sigh.
The first day sucked. I am not going to lie about this at all. I ordered a vegan/gluten free burger and the above photo is what I got. Basically,a giant box of food sadness. Are you there Ketchup? It’s me Glitter. I have this theory that when something doesn’t taste great,that putting ketchup on it makes it palatable 90% of the time. This theory was once again proven true yesterday. Had I not had the mighty power of tomatoey goodness,I wouldn’t have been able to choke down that circle of “healthy” doom.This whole experience made me less than thrilled that I committed to eat like this for a week. It was oddly like that time I did a juice cleanse and I nearly cried having to gulp down the nasty veggie juice flavor with cilantro,with my nose plugged,and near a garbage can in case I ralphed. Up chucked. Prayed to the porcelain god. Technicolor yawned. Man,there sure are a lot of ways to say “throw up”.
So today after a long flight (which I was upgraded and had to turn down a delicious first class meal because it wasn’t vegan/gluten free) I found myself starving in San Francisco. I raided the hotel mini bar and discovered Luna bars; I made a compromise. These bars have “traces of dairy and wheat”; I’m good with that. Girls got to eat. And from there,things went up. I discover Loving Hut. OBSESSED. Although entirely and completely unfortunately named (it sounds like that sell something much riskier than gluten free vegan food. Wink wink. Nudge nudge) they happen to make gluten free vegan food that tastes like a healthier version of Chinese airport take out. All hail Panda Express. This could not be good for me,right? Wrong!!! Turns out it has way less calories than I expected. I plan to eat there everyday while I am in San Fransisco.
Because I am an adult,and I can.
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SB has a vegetarian plan online2009-09-08 14:23:40 by krippilicious
You can access their Web site for free for a weeklong trial, I believe. You could use that time to download some of their vegetarian recipes and start creating your own meal plans.
I did South Beach many years ago as the catalyst for my weight loss. I wasn't vegetarian then, but I have been for a very long time now, and I still follow SB principles. Understanding the science behind that diet is what's helped me maintain my weight loss and make good choices that fit in with my diet no matter if I'm cooking or at a restaurant or at a party or whatever. That's going to be the biggest takeaway for you: rather than just reading recipes, make sure you understand why they want you to eat the kinds of foods they want you to eat.
Weight Loss2002-07-09 11:18:47 by Eshta
I've never been on WW but I lost over 110 pounds in the past couple years on my own. (I was a size 22/24, I am now an 8/10)
No pills or anything, just healthy eating and near-daily exercise. (cardio, weight lifting and stretching)
I have maintained my weight for a year now and still do the same things. I think it's possible to still be a foodie and eat in a healthful manner. Moderation really -is- key.
Some snacky things that I like:
Lunchmeat wrapped around celery sticks, bell pepper slices or other vegetable (ha ha! hides the vegetable) Just watch the salt