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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Vegetarian Diets for Weight Loss That Stays Off

by Alvin Hopkinson

Recent studies have revealed some astonishing results in weight loss for women. According to these results there is a wonderful link with vegetarian diets for weight loss and women.

In these studies the results revealed a substantial difference among the overall health and weight between women on strict vegetarian diets to those that are not on vegetarian diets. The majority of individuals studied that were not on vegetarian diets were found to be overweight, and those on the vegetarian diets were of a normal healthy weight.

The majority of a strict vegetarian diet consists of less fats consumed daily. Vegetarians also consume less saturated fats and much more fiber on a daily basis. For the most part if you decided to follow a vegetarian diet you would be able to eat all the fresh fruits and veggies you wanted and unlimited whole grains. You would still be able to lose the desired weight without having to go hungry, you will be full and satisfied from healthy foods.

Making the initial change from a meat eating diet to a vegetarian diet will require some getting used to. Some things that you might not realize you will no longer be able to eat. Such as cheese, milk, other dairy products and eggs. Your first though might be, 'this won't be hard' however, do you realize how much of these products are in other products you eat?

This doesn't mean you can't have your favorite foods just because they contain some of these products, instead you should find some alternatives to making the meals. For example, instead of making an omelet with eggs you can make a tofu omelet with the same fixings.

* Instead of drinking cows milk you should switch to almond milk, soy milk or even rice milk.

* If a recipe calls for butter or you are sautéing a meal you can use vegetable or canola oil, wine, veggie broth or non fat cooking sprays.

* Substitute cheese with either nutritional yeast flakes or soy cheese.

* Many stores carry egg substitutes or egg re-placers. They are usually made from potato starches. Another option for you is to use flaxseed and water to replace every egg that is needed for the recipe. You should use 1 tbsp. of flaxseed with 3 tbsps. Water per egg.

Following vegetarian diets for weight loss can be a beneficial lifestyle change for your overall health. It is important that you also include an exercise regimen into your diet plan for an even more drastic weight loss.

About the Author

Alvin Hopkinson is a leading health researcher in the area of weight loss and natural remedies. Discover how you can lose weight quickly and drop inches in the next 7 days by using a simple yet effective fat loss diet program, visit his site at