Sample Menu for Anne Collins Vegetarian Quick-Start Diet

Anne Collins’ Vegetarian Quick-Start Diet is a straightforward vegetarian weight loss plan that provides easy to prepare vegetarian meals for maximum, healthy weight loss. Anne Collins has been committed to helping people lose weight safely since the 1980s. She is a nutritionist and professional diet consultant.

Why Eat Vegetarian?

It’s healthy. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends eating at least 5 to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Plant-based diets are healthy because they help keep your intestinal tract functioning well; plants provide a healthy form of slow-burning, energy-giving carbohydrates. Studies show that following a vegetarian diet could control blood glucose levels, prevent heart attack and stroke, as well as diabetes.

It’s better for the planet. Did you know that it takes over four pounds of grain to produce a pound of beef? Cattle must eat around 4.8 pounds of grain for each pound of beef they provide. The population of livestock is growing, too. Globally, animals raised for food have increased 60 percent and it’s becoming more difficult to sustain animals for food. A 10-acre farm planted with soybeans could feed around sixty people, while a 10-acre farm raising cattle could feed only two. Environmentally speaking, eliminating meat from your diet just makes sense.

Many people who advocate for animals believe eating meat is cruel. Mass production required for feeding hungry populations causes a lot of animal suffering. Removing meat from your diet may be kinder to animals.

The Basics

This eating plan is a 28-day lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, meaning you do eat some animal products in the form of dairy and eggs. You get around 1,250 calories per day and depending on your gender and weight, you could get up to 2,000 calories. The meal plans are easy to follow and include delicious, healthy and balanced recipes. If you come across foods you don’t like, you can exchange items from the substitutions list.

You should eat all three meals daily and you’re also allowed healthy snacks from a large selection of items on the snacks list. The basis of the diet is to help you learn a better way of eating and how to plan balanced meals. Once you learn what to eat and in the right proportions, you can live the rest of your life lean and healthy.

How the Diet Works

In addition to a meal plan, you get lists of foods you can eat, so you’re never wondering what you can eat, if meat isn’t on the menu. The diet includes everything you need to supply all of the nutrients your body requires.

7-Day Sample Menu

Monday
Breakfast: Cereal with Seeds and Raisins
Lunch: Hummus, Vegetables, Fruit and Yogurt
Dinner: Vegetarian Chili over Rice & Broccoli

Tuesday
Breakfast: Banana and Berry Smoothie
Lunch: Red Bean and Cream Cheese Open Sandwich
Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognaise

Wednesday
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg and Tomato on Rye
Lunch: Cream Cheese Dip, Vegetables, Fruit and Yogurt
Dinner: Simple Tomato & Mushroom Pasta

Thursday
Breakfast: Fresh Fruit Salad with Yogurt, Honey & Nuts
Lunch: Red Bean and Cream Cheese Open Sandwich
Dinner: Quick Chickpea Stir-Fry & Veggies over Noodles

Friday
Breakfast: Banana Smoothie with Wheat Germ
Lunch: Vegetarian Burger in a Wheat Bun
Dinner: Chinese Egg Scramble & Fruit

Saturday
Breakfast: Banana and Berry Smoothie
Lunch: Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich with Yogurt
Dinner: Vegetarian Burger in a Wheat Bun

Sunday
Breakfast: Cereal with Seeds and Raisins
Lunch: Grilled/Broiled Vegetable Open Sandwich
Dinner: Bean Tacos with Sour Cream and Salsa

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