Healthy-ish Vegan Eating


 Summary:

Vegan eating with a focus on choosing healthy options 70-80% of the time, and less healthy (processed, "junk", etc.) the rest of the time.

Basically, an "everything in moderation" approach to a vegan diet.

A big focus on whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, and beans.

Eat when hungry, even if it's every 2 hours. I highly encourage three meals and three snacks a day.


(AlyssaWannabe's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Beverages
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK
Unfavorable
Moderation
OK
Favorable

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 How To Follow Healthy-ish Vegan Eating:

An example of a day on this diet-

breakfast- oatmeal made with almond milk, with a spoonful of peanut butter mixed in

morning snack- handful of almonds, banana

lunch- barley mixed with kidney beans, tomatoes, EVOO, and spinach

afternoon snack- baggie of mini-oreos, apple

dinner- brown rice with black beans, steamed broccoli, EVOO

evening snack- tortilla chips with hummus

exercise- 1 hour on the treadmill (walk/run intervals)
     
  by member AlyssaWannabe
Vegan who exercises a lot and aspires to be thin and muscular but with some curves, kind of like Alyssa Milano (pictured). Looking for supportive buddies!
member since: 28 Jul 11
 

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AlyssaWannabe's top tips

1.Try to keep your plate looking like this: half veggies/fruits, 1/2 whole grains. In the veggie/fruit half, you can have a protein option such as beans or a soy burger.
2.Enjoy your favorite snack foods daily, just keep your portions in check.
3.70-80% healthy and whole food options, 20-30% can be processed and less healthy. It's all about moderation.
4.Fish is not a vegetable. ;-)
5.Exercise every day! Take one day a week as a day of rest, but still try to move a bit that day if you can.
6.Read "The Kind Diet" by Alicia Silverstone and try to stick to the vegan guidelines in the book. Don't worry about the superhero part, that's too strict for this diet.

About / History

This is just a combination of all the techniques that have helped me to lose 73 pounds so far.

Vegan eating with a focus on portion control, daily exercise, and choosing mostly healthy options but with a treat or two every day.

     
  Why choose "Healthy-ish Vegan Eating"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Provides an energy boost
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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