I hope you had a chance to download and read “10 Vegetarians Foods Not To Eat On A Weight Loss Diet” at Easy Veggie Meal Plans.
In addition, I’d like to point out some more food products that vegetarians tend to overeat when they eliminate meat from their diet.
1. Processed grains esp. wheat
Excessive consumption of processed grains such as cereals, bread, crackers, pasta, cakes, pastries and cookies lead to obesity, heart diseases and high cholesterol. There’s way too much carbohydrates in these processed foods than the body needs and any excess is stored as fat. Vegetables and fruits are better sources of carbohydrates than processed grains.
Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and other grains. People who suffer from gluten intolerance may experience abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, infertility, skin problems and weight gain.
Other grains that contain gluten include barley, couscous, oats and semolina.
3. Protein powder
I’m not a fan of protein powder ‘cos it contains too much artificial ingredients. I’d rather get my protein from natural food. Beans, nuts and egg whites are great sources of protein for vegetarians. Beans are so versatile and can be prepared in numerous ways. Here are some bean ideas: burrito, salad, soup, burger, dip, falafel, hummus, roasted, bean chilli.
I make dessert from red bean. Check out my healthy dessert/snack recipe for red bean soup.