The material at this site is meant to provide general information and suggestions about using a vegetarian diet to improve health and fitness, including weight loss. Although offered in good faith, this material also comes with the expectation that readers such as yourself will use good sense in applying to their own diets any observations/recommendations they find here. While some of these may be appropriate for you, others may not.
My aim here is merely to suggest ways to incorporate a vegetarian diet into your life, for whatever your reasons, with simple steps and small changes. I do not mean to dictate either what or how much to eat—or what dietary supplements and aids you "should" employ.
In determining that and other such matters, you'll find your common sense, your own nutritional knowledge/research, and your food budget the appropriate guides. Plus, you might find a session with a professional nutritionist helpful as well. (I am not that person.)
I'm offering suggestions and observations based upon personal experience and study. Do not mistake this for professional medical, nutritional, or psychological advice. If you need expert assistance in these areas or any other, please seek the services of a competent professional.
Meanwhile, if you carefully weigh what you read at this site against your Own experience and instincts, you're unlikely to go too far wrong. Perhaps Bertrand Russell put that best, when he advised us to "Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." And always, always bear in mind the need to keep your vitamin B12 levels at an appropriate level. Please be sure to find a supplemental source of that nutrient if you eat only vegetarian or vegan products.
Many of the products, including books
mentioned or recommended on any page at this site (the kinds of things
that helped or would have helped my own transition to vegetarianism), I use myself... or they're been recommended by a trustworthy source. For most of those I will receive a commission if purchased by way of
But you'll see nothing on these pages that I wouldn't use myself. However, because my weight "issue" tends to go more in the other direction these days, I do not use weight-loss products other than food and exercise. A vegetarian diet keeps me about as slim (sometimes slimmer) than I should be at this age.
As always, zip me an email if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. (To do that, please use the form on this page.)
Vegetarian Diet Tips for a Slimmer, Healthier Body
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