Nutrition is not Religion
Your diet does not define your morality
What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another
You can eat healthy if you are vegan, vegetarian, ketogenic, carnivorous, paleo etc.
The key is to …
EAT REAL FOOD
CUT THE PROCESSED CRAP
Vegetarians eat a plant based diet.
This is health if you are eating plants
It’s’ not healthy if your eat “soy cheese” and “fake processed meat”, crackers made with
Just like eating nothing but processed deli meat is not healthy, eating processed soy cheese is also not healthy!
Avoid soy and vegetable oils
Won’t go into veggie oils – we talk about it often
Soy is estrogenic and can influence your reproductive hormones
Also very processed
Edamame might be fine.
If trying to lose weight you can still do it on veggie diet.
Try going lower carb and upping your fat
(avocado/avocado oil/coconut oil)
If higher carb trying adding in intermittent fasting / time restricted eating
Avoid processed carbs like bread / crackers / pasta
NO VEGGIE OILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you want to eat grains – try sprouted grains
Pay attention to how beans / grains affect you
Watch out for 5 small meals a day and calorie restriction
If doing IF calorie restriction
Consider Eating eggs and dairy (if lacto-ovo vegetarian )
Take B12 if vegan.
Can still lose weight but might be a bit slower given higher carb