Lose Weight on a Vegetarian Diet

Non-starchy vegetables

broccoli, bell pepper, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplant, carrots, celery, and cucumber

Starchy vegetables

peas, potatoes, corn, and winter squash

Fruits

berries, oranges, apples, bananas, grapes, citrus, kiwi, and mango

Whole grains

quinoa, brown rice, farro, millet, barley, and bulgur wheat

Beans and legumes

lentils, black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans

Nuts and seeds

almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and nut butters

Lean proteins

beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, nut butters, eggs, Greek yogurt, milk, and soy products like tofu, tempeh, and edamame

Healthy fats

avocado, olive oil, coconut, nuts, seeds, nut butters, and cheese

Water and other healthy beverages

naturally flavored seltzer, fruit-infused water, and plain coffee or tea

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