Would a HEALTHY vegetarian diet help me slim down?

I work out regularly and I have a healthy diet - not much fast food and lots of lean meats, veggies, grains, and fruit. However, I LOVE broccoli, and I have more slimming down to do. So for at least about a month I've decided to only eat my favorite veggies like broccoli, carrots, spinach, kale, etc., along with my favorite fruits (but not the really sweet ones). I know plenty of vegetarians who aren't healthy eaters, but do you think this healthy vegetarian diet would help me slim down?
Asked May 27, 2012

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I've been a vegetarian since the 90s, and for about four of those years I was vegan. When I first switched, I was overweight and lost 20 pounds without noticing.

Depending on what you eat, it could help you slim down (cake is vegetarian, but if that's all you eat you'll gain weight :-) ), but there are a host of other health benefits that a vegetarian diet offers. The Vegetarian Resource Group has great info on nutrition, etc. http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/

The whole protein thing can be misleading. "Where do you get your protein," is the first thing most meat eaters will ask you... and you'll eventually get really sick of hearing that question. Many diseases prevalent in the US are either caused or exacerbated by the massive amounts of protein in the typical American diet. Just eat well, and you won't have any trouble getting the protein you need.

If you're reading vegetarian nutrition info that promotes a concept called protein combining, stop reading. That theory was disproved a long time ago --- in the 70s, I think --- so articles that still promote that are not using current info.

There's more info about protein myths and nutrition here:

Be sure that you're getting enough iron and calcium in your diet. You can easily get that from leafy green vegetables and fortified soy milk. If you don't get it from your diet, take a supplement. Most doctors recommend that vegetarians always take a B12 supplement. I like the little tablets that dissolve under the tongue. They are very cheap at Trader Joe's. There's more info at:
Answered May 27, 2012

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Answered Nov 22, 2013
Yes of course. A diet comprising of the less fats and calories will surely help the one.
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Answered Dec 30, 2014
There are plenty of sites you can get information about vegetarian food, how and when to eat, that's more important. I had instructions from a girl I met on call chat site cleveland.party.line so every conversation was she talking - me writing. :D I am following those instructions for 6 months and I lost a lot of weight but stayed healthy.
Answered Sep 05, 2016
I work out consistently and I have a solid eating regimen very little fast food and loads of lean meats, veggies, grains, and organic product. Nonetheless, I like broccoli, and I have all the more thinning down to do. So for in any event about a month I have chosen to just eat my most loved veggies like broccoli, carrots, spinach, kale, and so forth.

Answered Oct 02, 2017
Yes, there are many famous restaurants in Paris which are providing veg foods at affordable prices. recently I had visited Restaurant Godjo which have the delicious menu. You may try and hope you will enjoy
Answered Mar 05, 2018
Yes of course. With a proper exercise, achieve that summer-ready body by losing weight in natural ways such as eating fruits and vegetables like apples, Banana, and avocado. After I gave birth to my first child, I've gained 159 lbs and really makes me worry. I'm starting a vegetarian diet for a month now and with the help of fruits and veggies, the result was amazing. Good thing I have found this organic store online ( http://www.doorsteporganics.com.au/fruit-and-vegetables ) were I could buy chemical-free foods.
By the way, don't compromise to eat a variety of fruits a day, besides, there are so many fruits and vegetables to eat. Just make sure don't eat too much, some fruits might have a high sugar that makes us gain weight.
Answered Mar 13, 2018

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