RE: Weight Loss and Maintenance
Posted Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 8:00 PM
I, too, have found that as a vegan who focuses on whole foods that are low in fat, I have to eat a lot more volume of food. I also eat no added sugars, no white flours, no refined carbs. In short – lots of veggies, some fruit, a good amount of whole grains, and a good balance of legumes and nuts.
I also have to eat about every 2.5-3 hours, because the vegetables just don't keep me full for as long. However, I've found I don't need nearly as much protein as I thought I did. I mostly just need food! Haha!
But in order to lose weight, if that's your intention, you'll need to be a little bit hungry sometimes... that's just part of the deal. But there's a remedy for that! Lots and lots of fresh, raw vegetables!
Some good breakfast ideas:
Tofu scramble with veggies
Oatmeal with silken tofu added http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/07/03/kozyshack-oatmeal-pudding/
Breakfast taco (whole wheat tortilla) with black beans and water-sautéed vegetables
Smoothie using banana, berries, greens, ice and vegan protein powder
Food for Life brand Ezekiel English Muffin with 1 Tbsp sugar-free nut butter, plus 1 piece fruit
Almond milk blended with chia seeds, cocoa powder and sweetener, served with fruit or whole grains
Don't forget, the Kickstart will be providing recipes for every day of the 21-days, so you'll get a lot more ideas that what I've come up with. Good luck!