I'm thinking of becoming a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian and need help with a diet plan.?

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  • David
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    6 years ago
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    There is nothing exotic about vegetarian eating. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans now work for vegetarian diets, too!

    The USDA has replaced their old-style "Meat Food Group" with the new-style "Protein Food Group", which includes beans, nuts, and seeds. Here is the USDA's tips for vegetarians: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/t...

    Below, I've pasted the USDA's "My Plate" guide to healthy eating. When you eat, just fill your plate approximately as shown. As a vegetarian, your "Protein Food Group" foods will be things like beans, peas, vegetarian chili, falafel, tofu, refried beans, and peanut butter.

    Also, be sure to eat enough calories! Not eating enough calories is one of the biggest mistakes that new vegetarians make. This mistake is easy to make, because starchy vegetables (beans, corn, potatoes, grains) and sweet fruits are low in calories, even compared to "low fat" meats. I strongly suggest that you use online meal calorie/nutrition websites, such as http://nutritiondata.self.com/ , to plan vegetarian meals that will provide you with at least 2000 calories per day (or more, if you are physically active).

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  • 6 years ago

    Well I'm a vegan, and while I can't give you any sort of diet plan that a nutritionist would give to you, I'll tell you what I tend to eat throughout the day.

    Breakfast

    Leftovers

    Oatmeal

    Cereal with almond/soy milk

    Banana or other kinds of fruit

    Generally I add some hemp hearts and chia seeds to whatever I have

    Lunch

    Some sort of sandwich, usually with something like avocado or hummus

    Potato salad

    Quinoa salad

    Actual salad

    Lentils

    Veggieburger/ other mock meats

    Snacks (I'll have a few of these through the day)

    Nuts

    Fruit salad

    Smoothie

    Almonds

    Seeds

    Dinner

    Stuffed mushrooms

    Buckwheat noodles

    Stirfry

    Quinoa salads

    Regular salads

    Beans

    Tacos with mock meat, beans, salsa, guacamole etc.

    Samosas

    These are a few of the foods I eat

  • 6 years ago

    Just eat meat in moderation

  • 6 years ago

    sure why not

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