Published at Sunday, July 21st 2019, 12:50:29 PM. Health News. By St1ffM.
Most of these tips really apply to everyone, not just vegetarians. They may seem trite, but they are tried and true and you will notice the difference in your health and energy levels. Need a little inspiration? Check out how more than 60 people lost weight and improved their health on a vegetarian diet, or, check out these vegan Engine 2 Diet before and after weight loss pictures to see just how beneficial a healthy diet can be for your waistline!
Tip #1: Eat a dark green vegetable (broccoli, spinach, kale, collard greens) at least three times a week.
These nutritional powerhouses are packed full of vitamins such as calcium and iron. On the run or hate spinach? Try drinking your greens. Green smoothies are better than a cup of coffee in the morning, and they really are healthy. Another thing you can do to get your greens is to add a handful of spinach leaves to your regular salad. A full spinach salad isn't very enticing, but a handful or so mixed in with your favorite red leaf lettuce goes down just fine.
Tip #2: Take a vitamin supplement that contains B12.
Or, include nutritional yeast in your diet regularly, especially if you're vegan or mostly vegan. Vegetarians don't need to worry about vitamin B12, as you'll easily consume plenty of it, but vegans should err on the side of caution and make sure they're getting a source of B12. Many products, such as soy milk and veggie burgers are fortified with B12, so read the label.
Tip #3: Water water water!
It's been said over and over again for a reason because it's true! Most people don't drink nearly enough (and even if you think you're drinking enough, you probably aren't, especially if you're trying to gain health and lose unhealthy habits). Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go and invest in a simple filter for your home. Water is especially important when adjusting to a new way of eating, as it will help curb any cravings you may experience.Specifically, drinking plenty of water helps to prevent cravings before they even arise. Drink more water than you think you need, and get in the habit of drinking a glass first thing in the morning.
If you're used to sipping on a diet cola while you're working, the transition to sparkling water mixed with fruit juice and see if that doesn't keep your hands happy enough to satisfy your habit.