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5/5/16 10:57 A

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My mum's a diabetic educator and her advice has really helped: 1/2 plate non-starchy veggies (anything that doesn't need to be peeled or shucked), and 1/3 starchy/protein (if it overlaps, e.g. beans or legumes (1 serving [1cup] = 7 g protein + 1 serving carbohydrates]) (I think that's the ratio).

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3/13/16 11:36 P

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I don't know about a diet plan, but two dinners that I like to make (because I hate to cook too!) are pasta with some microwave veggies on top and also black bean quesadillas with salsa. Healthy and quick! Canned/boxed vegetable soups paired with a cheese sandwich or some pita/hummus also work. There are more and more low-sodium soups out there these days. Most grocery stores now carry lots of pre-cut veggies too, which I now realize are worth the mark up (at least for me!) because I actually eat them! If you have some raw but up veggies with eat meal it makes it much easier to healthy.

Hope you find something that works!



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3/8/16 10:04 A

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My husband recently got a stent in one of his coronary arteries. After the procedure, his cardiologist sent him to an intensive cardiac rehab that included exercise, diet education and stress management. The diet they advocated and taught is the Pritikin diet, which is very light on meat and very heavy on vegetables and whole grains. They advocate little or no added salt, very low fat and very low added sugar. It dovetails nicely with the Sparkpeople eating plans.

I'm more-or-less vegetarian and it would be very easy to be completely vegetarian on Pritikin. Cooking is not my thing AT ALL, but I now roast a lot of vegetables such as carrots and cauliflower, and I just keep them around to snack on all the time. I also cook things like blackeyed peas from scratch, because the canned ones are full of sodium. The only hard part is getting enough seasonings in food to make them tasty without using added salt.

You can check out books on the Pritikin plan from the library. If if's good enough for the cardiologist, it's good enough for me.

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3/7/16 10:07 A

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There are plans on EatingWell.com

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3/7/16 9:18 A

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My partner and I are on Dr. Furhmans Nutritarian diet. It's more of a new way to eat than a diet. VERY nutritious and filling. My partner lost 50 lbs so far. I am more of a muscle builder/weight loss so I have lost 25 lb because I up my protein and calories for harder workouts.

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3/7/16 9:15 A

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I don't know if all these links still work but they were good about 2 years ago. If you can't find a plan that suits there is a spark vegetarian plan. Otherwise you could find a coach/nutritionist and get them to prepare a tailored plan for you.
http://pcrm.org/kickstartHome/mealplan/
http://www.veganeasy.org/30-Day-Menu
http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/meal
s
http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-li
ving/two-week-vegan-meal-plan.aspx
http://veg.ca/go-veg/the-7-day-veggie-ch
allenge/vegetarian-menu-plans-and-reci
pes/
http://www.notmilk.com/lawson.html
http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2005issue4/
vj2005issue4lowsodium.htm
http://www.vegetarian.org.uk/guides/vpla
n03.html
http://myvega.com/vega-life/meal-plans/
http://www.veganmealplanning.com/
http://www.theveganmenu.com/
http://www.vegan-nutritionista.com/vegan
-meal-plan.html
web.archive.org/web/20131414291600/www.v
eg
etariantimes.com/vegbootcamp/

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3/7/16 8:53 A

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I've been vegetarian for about a year but really need to take off some weight. I am not a cook, so many of the meals I see I won't even attempt because of the preparation. I don't eat tofu (not a big fan of soy) and have been searching for a 'meal plan" diet with simple foods. I do better , at least short term, with a structured plan. Any suggestions? I took off 50 lbs staying away from processed foods following 6 week body makeover, but a stressful situation did me in. It was before I was vegetarian, so that's not an option.

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