Effortless Vegan Diet Plan for Weight Loss

Effortless Vegan Diet Plan for Weight Loss

The optimal vegan diet plan for weight loss is pretty easy once you know what to eat and how to eat it. The basic plan is to keep it fresh, as organic as possible, and close to the way it looked when it was harvested.

Fruit and vegetables are a main staple for healthy weight loss. It gives you high nutrition and the energy you need to have an active lifestyle. Moving your body is essential to shedding the pounds and getting healthy.

My goal is to eat what I can get fresh from the local farms in my area. Of course that’s not always possible so next best thing is the freshest grocery store produce I can find. Most of the time I choose Organic, but sometimes conventional grown produce is the only option. Reviewing the "dirty dozen" produce list is helpful before shopping.

Favorite’s for Raw Vegan Meals:

(eaten mostly as mono meals, juices, smoothies, and salads)

  • Watermelon
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Papaya
  • Cherries
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Persimmon
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Beets
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Rainbow Chard
  • All Varieties of Lettuce
  • Young Coconut

Salad Dressing

After experimenting with the raw food diet for so many years, I discovered I do not like oil based salad dressing on my Salads, so I started adding a fresh orange to a variety of greens and veggies. I squeeze some of the juice and then cut the rest to add to the salad. Next I squeeze lemon or lime juice and then sprinkle with sea salt. Simple and delicious.

Another salad dressing option is vegan Balsamic Vinegar. That’s it! And you don’t need a lot….it will overwhelm your taste buds.

Healthy Vegan Cooking

When cooking vegetables I prefer to steam and eat either plain, or with a squeeze of lemon, or sprinkle with Himalayan Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper. Another easy and favorite is sauteed veggies over rice or vegan pasta. When sautéing veggies, usually I will use just a small amount of oil then add water. It’s more like pan steaming with just enough browning for the veggies. Roasting and baking with no oil or light oil also makes for deliciously easy plant-based meals.

Favorites for Cooked Vegan Diet Plan

  • Broccoli
  • Okra
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Onions (no too often)
  • Carrots
  • Portobello Mushrooms
  • Most Varieties of Mushrooms

The following I eat in moderation:

Nuts & Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Walnut
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Flax Seeds

Superfoods/Healthy Supplements I Enjoy:

  • Goji Berries
  • Cacao
  • Wheatgrass
  • Spirulina
  • Chlorella
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
Goji Berries - highly nutritious Vegan Diet Plan snack

This is just my list of what I can get most of the year and what I know I love and never get tired of eating.  With so many options I’m sure I’m forgetting some of my favorites. I will add to the list as I remember or discover new options. A Vegan Diet Plan is truly a plan of abundance and the list of fruits and veggies can be extensive.

Meals I will eat at restaurants on occasion and would like to come up with my own recipes:

  • Vegan Pizza
  • Vegan Nachos
  • Vegan Fajitas
  • Vegan Chili
  • Veggie Sandwich with Gluten Free Bread
  • Beans & Rice
  • Veggie Burgers

I’m not much interested in alternative products that are designed to replace dairy and meat, but on occasion I might try Daiya Cheese on a pizza. The real taste of veggies and fruit are satisfying enough to me. However, I am interested in learning more about these products, so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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