Vegetarian Diet Plan

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When someone is in a vegetarian diet plan how can they stay healthy when they don’t eat meat?  Aren’t they missing out on proteins?

The truth is, there are a lot of ways a vegetarian can prevent deficiencies, and being in a no-meat diet can be one of the best ways to stay healthy. However, contrary to what most people know, when someone is a vegetarian it doesn’t mean that he or she avoids meat altogether.

A vegetarian diet plan has several categories.  A “far vegetarian” is someone who eats meat except red ones.  A “quasi vegetarian” avoids both, poultry and red meat.  “Lacto-vegetarians” exclude food that contains meat, poultry, eggs, and fishes; they eat dairy products though, like cheese, milk, butter, and yoghurt.  Those who are in a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet allow dairy products in their meals too, as well as eggs; they exclude meat, poultry and fish.  A vegan is the most extreme amongst all types of a vegetarian diet plan. He or she excludes all animal products from their diet and that also includes eggs and dairies.  

If you are highly considering a vegetarian diet, because of its health benefits even though it is apprehensive at the same time, because you might think of the extremely limits of your food options, it doesn’t.  A vegetarian’s recommended diet in one day includes at least  six servings of grains, four servings of veggies, five servings of nuts and legumes, two servings of fruits, one to two servings of sweets and even two servings of oils and fats.  These totals to six groups of food and eating froms. This every day variety won’t make you feel that you’re really missing a lot, will it?

A vegetarian diet plan is recommended to people of all ages, even for breast-feeding moms or pregnant women. It is always best to consult your physician first before going through one especially form of diet plan. But like all kinds of diet plans out there, if you are clueless on what type of a vegetarian diet is good for you, you have to get help from a specialist.  A registered dietitian can also help if you don’t know how to create a well-planned, vegetarian diet.

 

If you are not ready to give up meat right away don’t force yourself into becoming a full vegan yet.  Start with a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet first.  It is foremost a plant-based diet which includes meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairies but only in small quantities. Therefore, start small and then work your way up to becoming a full-pledge vegan.

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