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    Hey everyone,

    I want to become a vegetarian in year 13, simply because I really think that vegetarians live a very healthy lifestyle. However, my main problem is that, since I take part in a lot of sport, what will be my main source of protein? I don't want to take any supplements, I just want to eat food substances that will give me a balanced diet.

    Any help will be great,
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    (Original post by CurtisDean)
    Hey everyone,

    I want to become a vegetarian in year 13, simply because I really think that vegetarians live a very healthy lifestyle. However, my main problem is that, since I take part in a lot of sport, what will be my main source of protein? I don't want to take any supplements, I just want to eat food substances that will give me a balanced diet.

    Any help will be great,
    Thanks
    You can live a very healthy lifestyle whilst eating meat.
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    BEANS!
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    Pulses, lentils, beans, eggs
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    there probably are a lot of vegetarian muscle building people out there, maybe try some research in vegetarian societies? Egg is a good source of protein and beans

    "Beans and legumes are inexpensive and a common food all over the world. Typically high in fiber, calcium, and iron, beans and legumes are also a great source of protein. Combined with whole grains like buckwheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, and teff, beans and legumes not only make a delcious meal, but often also provide the full compliment of essential amino acids needed by humans. Here is a list of beans and legumes which provide the most protein. The list is ranked in order of which bean and legume has the highest percentage of protein. In general, the more mature a bean or legume, the more rich in protein it will be.



    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]776 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]68 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:40%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 33%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 20%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 7%[/TD]
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    [TD="width: 150px"]#2 Roasted Peanuts[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]773 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]35 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:26%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 19%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 49%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Roasted Peanuts[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#3 Boiled Soybeans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]298 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]28.6 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:17%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 10%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 64%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Boiled Soybeans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#4 Boiled Lupin Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]198 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]25.8 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:16%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 10%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 3%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 71%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Boiled Lupin Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#5 Falafel[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]57 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]2.3 grams of protein per patty[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:13%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 32%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 18%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 37%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Falafel[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#6 Miso[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]547 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]32.1 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:12%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 27%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 55%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Miso[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#7 Boiled Winged Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]253 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]18.3 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:11%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 15%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 68%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Winged Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#8 Boiled White Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]249 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]17.4 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:10%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 25%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):74.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for White Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#9 Boiled Cranberry (Roman) Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]241 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]16.5 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb:24.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 66%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Cranberry (Roman) Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#10 Boiled Yellow Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]255 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]16.2 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 25%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 1%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 65%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Yellow Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#11 Boiled Pink Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]252 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]15.3 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 28%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):62.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Pink Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#12 Boiled Lentils[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]230 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]17.9 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 20%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):70.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Cooked Lentils[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#13 Boiled Pinto Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]245 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]15.4 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 26%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.7%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):64.3%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Pinto Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#14 Boiled Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]227 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]15.2 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 24%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):66.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#15 Boiled Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]269 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]14.5 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 27%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 2.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):61.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram)[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#16 Boiled Kidney Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]225 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]15.3 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 23%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):67.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Kidney Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#17 Boiled Split Peas[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]231 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]16.3 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 21%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):70.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Split Peas[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#18 Boiled Great Northern Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]209 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]14.7 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 21%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):70.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Great Northern Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#19 Boiled Yardlong Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]202 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]14.2 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 21%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):70.5%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Yardlong Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#20 Boiled Navy Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]255 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]15 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 26%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):65.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Navy Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#21 Firm Tofu[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]176 calories in a quarter block (122g)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]21 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 2%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 86%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Firm Tofu[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#22 Boiled Hyacinth Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]227 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]16 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 21%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):70.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Hyacinth Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#23 Boiled Cowpeas (Catjang)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]200 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]13.9 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 20%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.7%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):71.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Cowpeas (Catjang)[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#24 Boiled Lima Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]229 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]14.6 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 23%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):68.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Lima Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#25 Hummus[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]415 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]19.8 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 14%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 10%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water): 68%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Hummus[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#26 Boiled Moth Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]207 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]13.8 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 21%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):70.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Moth Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#27 Boiled Broad Beans (Fava)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]187 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]12.9 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 20%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):71.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Broad Beans (Fava)[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#28 Boiled Mungo Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]189 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]13.6 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 18%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):73.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Mungo Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#29 Boiled Adzuki Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]294 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]17.3 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:8%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 25%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.1%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):66.9%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Adzuki Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#30 Boiled French Beans (Mature Seeds)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]228 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]12.5 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:7%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 24%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.7%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):68.3%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for French Beans (Mature Seeds)[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#31 Boiled Mung Beans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]212 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]14.2 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:7%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 19%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):73.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Mung Beans[/TD]


    [TD="width: 150px"]#32 Boiled Pigeon Peas (Red Gram)[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]203 calories per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]11.4 grams of protein per cup[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Protein:7%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Carb: 23%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 70px, align: center"]Fat: 0.4%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Other (water):69.6%[/TD]
    [TD="width: 80px, align: center"]Complete Nutrition Facts for Pigeon Peas (Red Gram[/TD]

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    (Original post by Blackshadow)
    You can live a very healthy lifestyle whilst eating meat.
    I know, but I am way too lazy to do that. I know that I won't be strict enough.

    I actually eat a LOT of beans, quite frequently, but it doesn't seem to give me as much protein as fish, or chicken does. Does it mean that I need to eat a larger portion of beans/lentils to compensate?
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    As long as you're eating a balanced diet and getting enough calories, it's almost impossible to be protein-deficient. However vegetarianism by itself is no guarantee of a healthy diet - especially if you just replace all the meat you currently eat with cheese and processed substitutes. Make sure your diet is rich in beans and pulses and try to avoid processed food and ready meals.
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    (Original post by JanitaTwain)
    Don't become vegetarian, just lower you meat intake. I've been a vegetarian since I was (believe it or not 9) and that was because I saw a cow being killed. And since then I stopped eating beef and lamb, and few months later stopped eating chicken and all other types of meat except for fish
    My Original post makes me seem quite naive. I actually want to become a vegetarian because of other reasons, the 'healthier' aspect is only a fragment of the reason. I have thought about becoming a vegetarian for ethical reasons, however, I wasn't passionate enough.
    In all honesty, I want to be much more natural in the food that I eat.
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    Have you considered becoming pescatarian? I've been one since the age of 5 (although I honestly don't eat that much fish anyway, so I'd say I'm 85% vegetarian) and don't have any medical conditions (nothing that stops me from living a healthy, active lifestyle anyway). Fish is very high protein and contains healthy oils too.

    But if you do want to go full vegetarian then Quorn is a great source of protein - there's tons of Quorn products these days and they're a lot cheaper than meat. Also cheese, cottage cheese and eggs.
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    (Original post by Hellz_Bellz!)
    Have you considered becoming pescatarian? I've been one since the age of 5 (although I honestly don't eat that much fish anyway, so I'd say I'm 85% vegetarian) and don't have any medical conditions (nothing that stops me from living a healthy, active lifestyle anyway). Fish is very high protein and contains healthy oils too.

    But if you do want to go full vegetarian then Quorn is a great source of protein - there's tons of Quorn products these days and they're a lot cheaper than meat. Also cheese, cottage cheese and eggs.
    I like the idea, I was thinking about it too, but like you, I rarely eat fish. I don't really like it that much, lol. However, I am considering it.
    But then again, I am really trying to avoid any forms of meat (apart from Eggs, if they count)
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    Good sources of protein for ovolacto-vegetarians (i.e., don't east fish, do eat eggs and milk products) are eggs, beans, lentils, etc. Quorn is also great, but be warned it probably won't taste the same

    Indian food (like proper indian food, not anglo-indian) is actually really good for vegetarians because it include so many lentils.
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    (Original post by Qwertish)
    Good sources of protein for ovolacto-vegetarians (i.e., don't east fish, do eat eggs and milk products) are eggs, beans, lentils, etc. Quorn is also great, but be warned it probably won't taste the same

    Indian food (like proper indian food, not anglo-indian) is actually really good for vegetarians because it include so many lentils.
    Love this. It is really inspiring, I guess I will become an Ovolacto-vegetarian, or a pescatarian. Starting from Monday. However, I will weight out pros and cons before deciding.
    I really do need to have an eating habit. I don't have 3 main meals.
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    (Original post by CurtisDean)
    My Original post makes me seem quite naive. I actually want to become a vegetarian because of other reasons, the 'healthier' aspect is only a fragment of the reason. I have thought about becoming a vegetarian for ethical reasons, however, I wasn't passionate enough.
    In all honesty, I want to be much more natural in the food that I eat.
    Oh, okay. I guess this makes much more sense! I guess to fulfill your protein requirements you can consume eggs, nuts, dairy products and tofu! Your still going to eat fish right? There are lots of ways you can eat fish... Sushi, battered cod with chips (yummy but a bit fattening), fish cakes, and salmon in bagels, panini, or sandwiches! Good luck
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    (Original post by CurtisDean)
    Love this. It is really inspiring, I guess I will become an Ovolacto-vegetarian, or a pescatarian. Starting from Monday. However, I will weight out pros and cons before deciding.
    I really do need to have an eating habit. I don't have 3 main meals.
    I've been a vegetarian all my life so I can't give any advice for the transition. But it is a big change, so take it slowly.

    Eating regularly is really important. It doesn't necessary matter when you eat, but it should be regular, otherwise you just end up snacking all day and that's not really healthy at all.
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    I am a vegan and I wouldn't necessarily say I was healthier than a meat eater it all depends on you and how committed you are. I can have a diet of eating too many chips, crisps, too much bread, dairy free chocolate etc. it all just come down to if you can commit yourself to a balanced diet. Lots of fruit and veg, beans etc as well as your meet and carbs.
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    Lots of supermarkets do Vegetarian "meats" they're basically made out of veggie products, so if you struggle with the transition, I recommend them. Also regarding the egg and bean intake, it might take a while for your body to get immune to it, so expect a few trips to the loo and disguising a few smells (If this does become an issue drink Green tea, it works a treat).
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    (Original post by JanitaTwain)
    Oh, okay. I guess this makes much more sense! I guess to fulfill your protein requirements you can consume eggs, nuts, dairy products and tofu! Your still going to eat fish right? There are lots of ways you can eat fish... Sushi, battered cod with chips (yummy but a bit fattening), fish cakes, and salmon in bagels, panini, or sandwiches! Good luck
    Awesome! You've made me realise that there are many ways to eat a fish! lol! The best thing is, I think the reason why I didn't eat fish so much before is because I didn't acknowledge that there are so many different types of fish dishes! I am literally so happy that you have told me this! Thank you!


    (Original post by Qwertish)
    I've been a vegetarian all my life so I can't give any advice for the transition. But it is a big change, so take it slowly.

    Eating regularly is really important. It doesn't necessary matter when you eat, but it should be regular, otherwise you just end up snacking all day and that's not really healthy at all.
    I completely agree, I don't have a balanced enough diet! I think that my diet is too all over the place. I will start to gradually change my diet over the next two weeks.
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    (Original post by CurtisDean)
    Awesome! You've made me realise that there are many ways to eat a fish! lol! The best thing is, I think the reason why I didn't eat fish so much before is because I didn't acknowledge that there are so many different types of fish dishes! I am literally so happy that you have told me this! Thank you!

    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/fish

    Aaw you welcome.
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    looks great, and also tasty!
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    You don't really need a huge amount of protein. If you eat eanogh good carbs and your overall callory intake is good you will get the amount of protein you need even from a ballanced vegan diet.

    I feel much healthier since I became vegan. I also eat much less gluten and suger.
 
 
 
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