I'm thinking of becoming a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian and need help with a diet plan.?
- DavidLv 56 years agoFavorite Answer
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).
- Gfdfg SdfsdfLv 46 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.
Cereal with almond/soy milk
Banana or other kinds of fruit
Generally I add some hemp hearts and chia seeds to whatever I have
Some sort of sandwich, usually with something like avocado or hummus
Veggieburger/ other mock meats
Snacks (I'll have a few of these through the day)
Tacos with mock meat, beans, salsa, guacamole etc.
These are a few of the foods I eat
- 6 years ago
Just eat meat in moderation
- 6 years ago
sure why not