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4 Vegetarian Foods You Should Eat For Weight Loss

May 18, 2017 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

Dieting can be hard, especially when you’re a vegetarian. But, regardless of the dietary restrictions you may have, eating nutritious and wholesome fruits, vegetables, and plant-based proteins should always on the menu if you want to lose some extra pounds.   

 

These foods are essential for weight loss because they are low in calories and fat and high in fiber, giving your body the nutrients it needs to burn fat. Among all the fruits and veggies out there, there are four that you should definitely incorporate into your diet if you’re trying to lose weight. Can you guess what they are? Scroll through our slideshow to discover the vegetarian foods you should eat for weight loss.

 

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Zoodles

One of the hardest foods to part ways with when dieting is pasta. But with zoodles, you’re able to still get your pasta fix without the extra carbs and calories. All you need is a vegetable spiralizer and your favorite squash (you can also try yellow squash, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes). Top your zoodles with a low-calorie sauce and you’re on your way to losing weight.

Blueberries

These little guys are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help burn fat and lower cholesterol. They make great additions to diet-staple meals like oatmeal, smoothies and yogurt. And, they’re guaranteed to give you a kick start to losing belly fat.  

Quinoa

This popular health food is high in protein and fiber and contains a variety of beneficial antioxidants. It’s also a very versatile ingredient that compliments almost any dish. You’ll see results when you incorporate this healthy grain into your diet because it can increase your metabolism and make you feel fuller longer.

Beans

Whether it’s black beans, lentils or chickpeas, these superfoods are perfect for weight loss. Beans and legumes are high in fiber and they boost satiety and curb cravings for processes snacks, making you lose weight faster. Throw some beans into your salad, or combine them together to make a tasty veggie burger.

Author:

Associate Editor

Emily Belfiore is a former associate editor of SheFinds. She wrote beauty, weight loss, wellness and celebrity stories for the site. She is a pop culture enthusiast.

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