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Being a vegetarian
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"Eat less and exercise more."
There are, however, no magic remedies, despite what one might read. Exercise is important in any weight-loss program because it converts calories into heat or mechanical energy; the more one exercises, the more calories are burned. If one exercises infrequently, metabolism slows down, fewer calories are burned, and more are converted into fat and stored (potbelly).
The following foodstuffs should be included in a healthy diet:
Eat fresh vegetables every day: Spinach, chives and garlic, scallion and leek, red beet, tomatoes and onions, red or white cabbage, celery and carrots, bean sprouts (fresh), broccoli and green peas, fennel and cauliflower, potatoes and squash, turnip and cucumbers, artichokes, Brussels sprouts and red or yellow peppers.
Tofu or bean curd, sesame oil (sparingly), honey (sparingly), mushrooms (fresh), ginger root (fresh), salt & pepper (sparingly), red chilies (fresh or dried), mixed herbs (fresh or dried), parsley (fresh), sage (fresh), nettles (fresh in soups).
Eat fresh fruit every day: apples, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, wild berries, pineapples, papayas, bananas, cherries, lychees, mangoes, guavas, gooseberries, figs, melons, and strawberries.
Do not use processed foods or drinks, make your own juice from fresh fruit (no sugar added). Use whole-wheat bread and other whole-grains, breakfast cereals without sugar and oats. Whole-wheat noodles, spaghetti (pasta) and fresh cottage.
In case you are not a vegetarian; eat a moderate amount of broiled or roasted meat, poultry, fish, and lean meat (white meat is healthier than red meat).
The benefits of exercising daily and consuming a controlled diet include:
Burning off fat and building up muscles and a strong and pleasing body.
Have a good day!