A veggie diet includes plenty of healthy, stomach-filing fiber, and provides a lot of plant chemicals that could help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. Learn what you should and shouldn’t do while being on a veggie diet.
- Ensure you consume enough protein to curb your appetite. Great sources are nuts, Quorn, tofu, nuts, pulses (like beans and chickpeas), and dairy products.
- Consume iron-rich foods to keep up your energy. Green vegetables, cashews, tofu, eggs, wholemeal bread and dark chocolate are good sources.
- Drink plenty of water – it helps to curb hunger and keeps fibre moving though your system.
- Forget about portion size, fat and calories – cutting out meat won’t help if you consume too much calories. Stick to three meals and a snack a day.
- Be carb-phobic – avoid refined carbs (flour, rice sugar, white bread, etc.) but stick to healthier slow-released sources, such as whole grains, vegetables and pulses.
- Over-rely on cheese – it does contain protein, but is high in fat.