Help me figure this out ?!

Question: Help me figure this out ?
I'm thinking about becoming vegetarian. Meat just makes me want to puke. I've done a little research and I've seen where some people have gained weight while being a vegetarian? I'm healthy now, but it couldn't hurt to lose a couple pounds... but that's not the reason why I want to become vegetarian. So here's the question - What are some foods that aren't vegetables that I should eat to avoid gaining weight? Thanks!


Beans and pulses are fat free and really filling and healthy, you can use them in loads of recepes, i put them in soups, curries and stir fries. Quorn is almost fat free and it is very versatile to cook with. Soya products are low in calorie and you could try using tofu as a replacement for meat in many recepes. Boiled rice and cous cous are also low in fat and very filling.

Grains, Green and Herbal tea, soy products

Grains and other processed carbs: potato chips, pasta, oreos. Lots of sweets are vegetarian, especially if you go ovo-lacto vegetarian and continue to eat dairy products and eggs.

You can lose weight if you actually eat vegetables and don't add butter, rich sauces, etc., to them. But they're pretty bland to build your diet around.

Don't build your diet around soy either. Soy has been tied to early puberty in girls, low sperm count in men, and permanent thyroid conditions. Unless you have a thyroid condition or a family history of one, soy in moderation is fine. But 30 mg is what's recommended as safe on a daily basis. By the time you drink soy milk, eat soy cereal, soy burgers, soy bacon, soy hot dogs, cook in soy oils and eat breads with soy fillers, you may be getting a lot more soy than you realize. Some countries have issued health warnings/restrictions about consuming soy...especially children. Sadly, the US government encourages soy consumption in spite of the documented dangers of too much.

Excerpt from the link:

"...The French Center for Cancer Research put out a warning saying that soy products -- in any amount -- should not be eaten by children under 3 years of age or women who have breast cancer or are at risk of the disease. The Israeli Health Ministry has also issued a public warning on soy, suggesting that soy consumption be limited in young children and avoided if possible in infants. In Germany, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment is doing a study of isoflavone supplements, and has reported that there's a lack of evidence to confirm the safety of such supplements, and some evidence to suggest that there may be health risks. (New Zealand's Soy Online Service is an excellent resource with information on studies and findings relating to soy's health effects, as well as recent developments in legislation to control or limit soy around the world.) "…

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