Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet
Vegetarian Diet Information

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet
Information on Weight Loss Diet Plan & Sensible Weight Control for Vegetarians and Part-Vegetarians

Vegetarian Diet
More Information About Weight Loss for Vegetarians
Vegetarian Weight Loss - Weight Loss Advice - Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet - Weight Control - Vegetarians
Weight Loss Newsletter - Weight Loss & Exercise - Overweight & Obesity - Obesity & Vegetarian Diet
Body Mass Index - Healthy Weight - Body Fat Percentage - Body Fat Distribution - Weight Related Risks
Obesity Health Risks
- Fad Diets - Weight Loss Surgery - Weight Loss Pills - Weight Loss Products
Calorie Needs - Calories & Weight Gain/Loss - Metabolism & Metabolic Rate - Weight Cycling - Weight Loss Plateau

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet

Like any weight loss or diet plan, the best vegetarian weight loss diet is a BALANCED eating plan. Because losing weight is easiest when your body is healthy and well nourished.

Balanced Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet Plan

The easiest way to eat a balanced vegetarian weight loss diet is to follow the Vegetarian Food Pyramid. This ensures optimum nutrition and optimum weight loss.

Weight Loss Diet Based on Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Here are three sets of approximate serving-suggestions for three different calorie requirements: 1200 calories, 1500 calories and 1800 calories.

Food Group 1200 Calorie
Weight Loss Diet
1500 Calorie
Weight Loss Diet
1800 Calorie
Weight Loss Diet
Grains 5 servings 6 servings 8 servings
Vegetables 3 servings 3 servings 5 servings
Fruits 2 servings 3 servings 4 servings
Dairy/Milk 2 servings 2-3 servings 2-3 servings
Dry Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Eggs & Meat Substitutes 5oz 6oz 7oz
Total Fat (30%) 30-40g 40-50g 50-60g

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet Nutrition

Whatever number of calories you choose for your weight loss plan, diet nutrition is still paramount. So please read Vegetarian Dietary Guidelines and follow these general rules.

  • Choose a variety of foods, including whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds and, if eaten, dairy products and eggs. Remember, a healthy vegetarian weight loss diet will help you to lose weight at the fastest possible rate.
  • Choose whole, unrefined foods often and minimize intake of highly sweetened, fatty, and heavily refined foods. High-sugar, high-fat vegetarian foods spell weight-gain, not weight-loss.
  • If animal foods such as dairy products and eggs are eaten, choose lower-fat versions of these foods. Cheeses and other high-fat dairy foods and eggs should be limited in the diet because of their saturated fat content and because their frequent use displaces plant foods in some vegetarian diets. Weight loss means 'light' eating!
  • Vegans should include a regular source of vitamin B-12 in their diets along with a source of vitamin D if sun exposure is limited.
  • If following a 1200 calorie vegetarian weight loss diet, consider taking a good quality multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Weight loss diets which contain this level of calories may not provide all your required nutrition.
  • Consult a registered dietitian or other qualified nutrition professional BEFORE embarking on a vegetarian weight loss diet, especially during periods of growth, breast-feeding, pregnancy, or recovery from illness.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Vegetarian Diet Information

VEGETARIAN INTRO
Vegetarian Diet Questions
Vegetarian Types
Vegetarian Diet Myths
Vegetarian
Vegetarian Nutrition
Macrobiotic Diet
Ovo Lacto Vegetarians
Part/Semi Vegetarian
Vegetarian Diet Articles
Vegetarianism
Vegetarian Diet Issues
WEIGHT LOSS
Vegetarian Diet Program
Vegetarian Diet Plan
Vegetarian Weight Loss
Weight Loss Advice
Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet
Weight Control - Vegetarians
Vegetarian Diet Information

DIETARY GUIDELINES
Vegetarian Dietary Guidelines
Vegetarian Food Pyramid
Vegetarian Foods Servings
Vegetarian Diets ADA Position
Vegetarian Recipes
Vegetarian Diet Recipes
BODY WEIGHT & FAT
Obesity & Vegetarian Diet
Body Mass Index
Healthy Weight
Body Fat Percentage
Body Fat Distribution
Weight Related Risks
Obesity Health Risks
WEIGHT LOSS METHODS
Fad Diets
Weight Loss Surgery
Weight Loss Pills
Weight Loss Products

WEIGHT PROBLEMS
Underweight Health Risks
Anorexia - Vegetarians
Overweight & Obesity
VEGETARIAN NUTRITION
Calcium in Vegetarian Diet
Iron in Vegetarian Diet
Protein in Vegetarian Diet
Vitamin B12 in Diet
Zinc in Vegetarian Diet
Potassium, Iodine in Diet
Vegetarian Diet Carbs
Fiber in Diet Plan
Fat in Vegetarian Diet
Cholesterol
Essential Fatty Acids
Vitamin A for Vegetarians
Vitamin D for Vegetarians
Vegetarian Foods
Vegetarian Diet Nutrition

VEGETARIANISM & HEALTH
Health Benefits Vegetarian Diet
Vegetarian Diet Mortality
Vegetarian Heart Disease
Hypertension, Blood Pressure
Diabetes & Vegetarian Health
Gallstones & Vegetarian Health
Cancer & Vegetarian Health
Breast Cancer & Vegetarianians
Osteoporosis & Vegetarians
Prostate Cancer & Vegetarians
Colon Cancer & Vegetarians
VEGAN NUTRITION
Vegan Diet & Veganism
Vegan Nutrition
Vegan Diet Nutrition
Calcium in Vegan Diet
Protein in Vegan Diet
Vitamin B12
Iron in Vegan Diet

Vegetarian Diet Information

Vegetarianism is a healthy option and vegetarian diets can be perfectly healthy eating plans but care should be taken to ensure optimum nutrition. So, whether following an ovo-lacto or other type of vegetarian food plan, or vegan diet, for a healthy body and weight make it a balanced eating plan and take regular exercise. Always consult a doctor before beginning a weight loss diet or new fitness routine.
Please also read Terms

Copyright Vegetarian Diet Information 2003-2014