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Do You Need Some Guidelines for Vegetarian Meals?

Most things in life require a road-map or guideline of sorts to be able to use them or get things accomplished. Being a healthy vegetarian or starting out as one is no exception.

That said, if you are seeking information on vegetarian guidelines for meals. Well, suffice it to say you are in the right place.

I've been a vegetarian for close to a decade now and have no intentions of going back.

Now, it must be stressed that like any diet plan, the best vegetarian diet is a BALANCED eating plan and I will do my best to offer tips on inexpensive vegetarian guidelines for meals so you too can have success with such a dietetic lifestyle.

Now, the following are the different types of vegetarians diets that are exist and though Iíve written on them elsewhere in this medium, I will provide the list by category:

1) Pescatarian

2) Flexitarian/Semi-vegetarian

3) Vegetarian (Lacto-ovo- vegetarian)

4) Vegan

5) Raw vegan/Raw food diet

6) Macrobiotic

At this point, I will stress that each category differs slightly from the other even though all are more or less vegetarian to a degree, however to adhere to a healthy vegetarian diet, other principles do come to mind and have to be remembered for success.

These include:

1. Knowing and applying proper food combination principles.

2. Knowing when to eat (i.e. eating only when truly hungry, what time of the day to eat etc)

3. Being aware of the origin of the items being consumed.

4. Being aware of the type of growing methods used for the items

5. Being aware of the seasons of the items.

Also, I must add that the use of the occasional fasts (which choices being Ėa 24 hour fast, no-breakfast plan, mono-meals of fruits and longer periods of fasting) as intermingled with an emphasis on the 4th and 5th choices may perhaps be the safest route to eating healthy on vegetarian regimen.

Furthermore, if youíre worried about how youíre getting your nutrients (especially protein and vitamin B12) they need not be much of a concern if you see fit to apply the other tips Iíve written on in this medium.

But just to be sure you are well informed, here are some closing thoughts.

* Choose a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds

* Choose whole, unrefined foods often and minimize intake of highly sweetened, fatty, and heavily refined foods.

* If animal foods such as dairy products and eggs are eaten, choose lower-fat versions of these foods.

* Do not restrict dietary fat in children younger than 2 years. For older children, include some foods higher in unsaturated fats (eg, nuts, seeds, nut and seed butters, avocado, and vegetable oils) to help meet nutrient and energy needs.

So, if you are interested in becoming or remaining as a vegetarian, it is my hope that these tips will come in handy in assisting you in that regard.

Hereís to health in í07 and beyond


One more thingÖ.donít use microwaves at all!

Foras Aje is an independent researcher and co-founder of BodyHealthSoul LLC. Stop by His Fasting for Weight Loss Blog today for more information on free vegetarian diet plans

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