Vegetarian Foods that should not be part of your diet
When most people think vegetarian, they think healthy. But the truth is, it can be quite tricky to get all the nutrients that you body needs on a purely vegetarian diet.
A vegetarian diet does not make it any easier to lose weight either.
Some so-called healthy vegetarian foods are far from healthy and should not be included in your diet whether you are vegetarian or not. These foods should definitely not form part of a weight loss nutrition plan either:
- Cereals including breakfast cereals, breakfast bars, museli bars and meal replacement bars
- Rice Cakes and rice crackers
- Dry biscuits and crispbreads
- Meal replacement powders and drinks
- Sugary smoothies from bars and cafes-make your own from fresh fruit, protein powder and/or yoghurt
- Vegetarian ‘meats’ including patties and sausages
- Breadsand pasta-should be only wholegrain and included a couple of times per week maximum
- Fruit juices
- Frozen dinners
Foods that should be included if you absolutely will not eat meat are:
- full cream yoghurt – one serve per day
- cottage cheese
- fish and seafood if possible
these foods will help to supply your body with much needed protein and some of the vitamins and minerals that can be missing from vegetarian diets.
Vegetarian does not automatically equal healthy. It can take a lot of planning and organisation to ensure that your bodies needs are met fully.