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Vegetarians, Semi Vegetarians, Vegans and Raw Food lovers! I need some suggestions!


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I am semi vegetarian. I only eat poultry and fish meat on a rare occasion. I am looking for some great 2000 calorie meal plans to pump up my calorie intake. Any suggestions? or snack ideas?

 

I'm looking toward food that is not processed.

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most vegan and vegetarian "food" is highly processed. 

if you want to eat non-processed foods, eat: wild caught fish, humanly/organically raised meat and poultry, lots of vegetables and fruit, nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, and sprouted or fermented legumes/grains, and fermented dairy

meat has ONE ingredient: meat 

veggie burgers have an ESSAY worth of ingredients.. much of them are chemicals, gums, stabolizers, salts, thickeners, texturizers, and sugar

Sugar, vegetable oil, white bread, white rice, vegan cookies, cakes,.. etc. are all VEGAN/VEGETARIAN, and are all not healthy. "Animal-free" products do not equate to healthy. 

Eat the way nature intended, and you will be able to avoid all the craps that's out there. You'll feel better, look better, and be overall healthier. 

I believe I forgot to mention that I do not consume dairy or grains... or anything like tofu.

Nuts, beans, tuna, turkey, chicken, and eggs are my primary sources of protein.

Most of my carbs come from fruits and vegetables in a variety from leafy greens to sweet potatoes.

I am a pretty clean eater. Once in a while I'll have hummus, but I'm planning on creating my own after this container is gone. It'll be cheaper and won't have the preservatives.

smallmac264:

I beg to differ.  Most vegetarin and vegan food is not highly processed, especially the extremly healthy and natural foods that come as they are.  A whole-grain plant based diet is all a person needs in order to live the healthiest that they can off of any kind of food.

And meat does not have only one ingredient, it has a slurry of chemicals that it has been washed, processed and soaked in.  Veggie burgers can be made easily by solely using lentils and brown rice and can be eaten using the same toppings you would use on a regular burger.

Being smart about what you eat is the most important thing you can do for yourself.  A PROPER vegan/vegetarian diet is as nature has intended.

Jenny:

I'm not able to help you out very much, I eat my carbs from whole grains when they dont come from nuts and veggies/fruits etc :(.  My reccomendation would be to try out different soup recipies, especially in a crockpot and then you'll be able to incorporate any vegetables you want along with your source of protein :).

Original Post by audikat:

smallmac264:

And meat does not have only one ingredient, it has a slurry of chemicals that it has been washed, processed and soaked in.  Veggie burgers can be made easily by solely using lentils and brown rice and can be eaten using the same toppings you would use on a regular burger.

I don't know what kind of meat you are referring to... maybe chicken nuggets or some other highly processed meat. 

I'm talking about GRASS FED/ORGANIC/FREE RANGE meat, right from a local farm. I am well aware that a lot of meat is processed that you find in the supermarket, but I am NOT TALKING ABOUT THAT. Properly raised meat is not filled with chemicals. 

An omnivore diet IS healthy, as long as you eat natural... just like any diet. Vegetarian diets can be just as bad, if not worse than the typical american diet. I have met many fat vegetarians and vegans, and I have met many fat standard american diet eaters--- It all comes back down to the source. If you eat crappy processed food you are not going to be healthy. The main culprits of weight gain are sugar, starch, and vegetable oil-- all of which are are also vegetarian. 

Don't point your finger at meat. People have never been as fat as they are now. We evolved eating meat, but it wasn't until the last century that everyone has become this fat and sick. Why? Because of increased consumption of processed grains, sugar, vegetable oil, packaged foods, and a sedentary lifestyle. 

Natural sourced meat, does not make you fat. 

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