Finding It Difficult To Manage Weight Being A Vegetarian? Here's A Diet Plan That May Help!

Finding It Difficult To Manage Weight Being A Vegetarian? Here's A Diet Plan That May Help!

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines overweight and obesity as an abnormal or excessive buildup of fat that could harm one’s health. The organisation also makes clear that an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended is the primary cause of obesity and overweight.

For non-vegetarians, controlling caloric intake is relatively easy, but vegetarians may have difficulty reducing weight due to a lack of protein consumption and reliance on highly processed meals, refined carbohydrates, and food items high in calories. Despite being heart healthy, vegetarian diets might be difficult to lose weight due to their high intake of carbs.

Here are some suggestions made by Ms. Palak Midha, a nutritionist and certified supplement advisor, who desires to provide vegetarians with a healthy, disease-free, and active lifestyle, in order to bring a solution to all of the vegetarians’ difficulties with a better diet plan to lose weight:

What Should Be Included In The Vegetarian Diet Plan To Lose Weight

Breakfast: This is the first meal of the day and marks the end of the previous night’s fast. Choosing whole, unprocessed foods from each of the five food groups—fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy—is frequently advised. It is advised to consume foods with proteins, such as yogurt.

Food Combination Suggested For Vegetarians:  Onion stuffed oats chapati with garlic chutney, beans veggies salad, methi stuffed ragi roti with veggies raita, oats veggies wrap,  mooli stuffed jowar roti with curd, and white channa veggies chat

Mid Meals/Lunch: As the name suggests, a meal is taken in the middle of the day. Any well-balanced lunch should include consists of lean protein, fiber-rich sources of carbohydrates and veggies, and healthy fats. 

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Food Combination Suggested For Vegetarians: Chana dal with 1 bowl of rice + oats chapati, 1 bowl of sprouts bhel, stuffed veg with oats roti, veg soup. In case you look for lighter lunch options; 1 glass of green tea /1 glass of buttermilk, tender coconut water with malai, roasted makhan (in desi ghee), green smoothie, oats cookies, and carrot juice.

Dinner: An ideal dinner should be low on fats, sugars, and carbohydrates. It is advised that the meal should be a combination of protein and fiber.

Food Combination Suggested For Vegetarians: Amarnath upma/porridge, oats roti with pumpkin veg, veggies pulao with raita, jowar roti with pumpkin veg + salad, and carrot peas veg + jowar roti.