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I have about 70 lbs to lose, and would like to try counting calories to do so. So many sample daily menus are not vegetarian or vegan, and I wondered if there were folks out there who are vegetarian, vegan, or who often eat that way, and who can give me an idea of what a typical day looks like for you.


Even if you don't calorie count, but have modified your eating habits for weight loss, I'd love to hear what you eat daily. I appreciate it.


My stats, if it is helpful, are 5'4"; 210 lbs.


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Dr. Fuhrman's diet book is vegan. And believe that Weight Watcher can be done for a Veg.


For me I try to eat only when I'm hunrgy and watch my sweets. (I eat mostly VEG. I do eat fish)


I wish that I could help more.


Edit to add- I walk/move 30 mins a day. Even if that mean turning on music in the house and dancing around! I MOVE!!!

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Thank you for these suggestions!


I like the idea of just "moving." This is something I'm not doing very much of now, since I sit at a help desk for 8 hours a day :)


I appreciate your response!

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I've been vegetarian for years and I love it. I actually have a calorie counter app on my phone and that's what I use to help me keep track when I diet.

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I am not dieting per se, but am vegetarian and have what I think is a pretty healthy diet. We eat plant based (no eggs, occasional dairy - used as a condiment). A typical day for me (and I eat pretty much the same every day for breakfast and lunch) looks like this:


Breakfast is a green smoothie: 1 cup coconut water or plain almond/coconut milk, scoop of protein powder (I use plant fusion), a cored green apple, a chunk of ginger, half a lime, a huge bunch of collards/spinach/kale, 1 cup frozen fruit (I like a combo of banana and something else). After blending, this is about a quart. Keeps me full a decent amount of time. I snack on nuts or homemade larabars if I need to. But be careful with nuts as they are super high in calories. If you are ok with dairy, greek yogurt is a high protein/low calorie snack.


Lunch is a huge salad: pile of mixed greens, carrot shreds, cooked or sprouted lentils, sprouts, quinoa/wild rice/farro, 1/2 avocado, small amount of nuts/seeds and berries/dried cranberries/raisins, homemade oil-free salad dressing.


We have quite a large dinner rotation. Lots of lentil/bean/rice combos, loaded sweet potatoes, veggie burgers, some kind of curry once a week, burritos, baked tofu once per week max with veggies and rice/soba noodles.


I like premade overnight oats for a snack. Or chia pudding. Or a banana with PB if it is before an early morning workout.


On exercise...while it is important to move, keep in mind that you can eat in 1 minute what it takes 30+ minutes of vigorous exercise to burn off. I either run/bike/swim/strength train for an hour per day and am breastfeeding, so I include a lot of the healthy fats (avocado, nuts, seeds, coconut milk) and protein powder to maintain my weight. If I was wanting to lose weight, I would probably cut back on those calorie dense foods.

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