Dieting is not easy, it can get very overwhelming if you try to get a lot of it in one day. That’s why many people get cold feet just before taking the plunge. Even nutritionists often say that it’s not a good idea to try something completely foreign and absurd. You can try with gradual changes and incorporate anything seasonal and local into your diet. In this way, you do not shock your body and are also able to lose weight much more effectively and sustainably. Indians are no strangers to vegetarian food. The country is home to millions of vegetarians, vegans, and plant-based dieters. While it is difficult to produce protein from the limited sources available, it is of course not impossible. In fact, many of these vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes provide a range of nutrients to the board.
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Clinical nutritionist Rupali Datta says: “Vegetarian food is extremely nutritious, many studies have proven that all the things that help protect us from disease, be it antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins, are available through plant-based foods. The proteins that we get from plant-based foods are very low in saturated fat. These diets protect against heart disease, diabetes, and various types of cancer. “
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So if you’re a vegetarian or trying to cut down on your meat and egg intake, here’s a simple meal plan you can try to manage your weight. It should be understood that all bodies have distinct requirements based on their weight, size, and underlying conditions. This meal plan should only be used as a reference and expert advice should be sought before any major diet changes.
Easy Indian Vegetarian Diet Plan For Weight Loss
You can have a simple moong dal chilawith dahi, or a whole grain vegetable sandwich made with vegetables. Instead of preservative-laden jams and spreads, you can use chutneys.
Around 11 am-12pm when you are a little hungry, you can feast on fresh fruit or nuts.
Remember to take your roti, dal, sabzi, dahi in moderation. Choose whole grains, whole dals rather than split dals and a good amount of vegetables. “It’s a good idea to fill a quarter of your plate with cereal, a quarter with dal protein, half with vegetables, dahi or milk on the side, finish with fruit,” explains Rupali Datta.
A few roasted makhanas or a delicious fruit chaat could curb these unwanted cravings.
You can keep the dinner relatively light. Homemade khichdi is an option, you can add lots of vegetables to your khichdi and even replace the rice with something high in fiber like bajra, here is a khichdi bajra you may like.
Here are some of our best vegetarian recipes. Try it out soon and let us know how you liked them.
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