Fat Burning The Vegetarian Way

Have you ever noticed how vegetarians are leaner and thinner than people who consume animal meats and dairy products? Perhaps- this is not only contributed to the fact that they eat healthier by consuming vegetables and fresh foods that are lesser in fats and calories, maybe it is because the foods they consume have important fat burning elements that boost metabolism, combat fat, and leave them in overall good health. There are many ways that you can gradually transpire in the vegetarian world, but if there is any purpose behind it- it should be for fat burning!

Fat burn the vegetarian way, here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Eat whole grains- Eating whole grains is not equal to consuming large amounts of carbohydrates and white flour foods. whole grains provide you with energy and they can also be efficient at boosting your metabolism. These grains keep your insulin levels low, but energy and stamina high so you can function optimally. In fact, you may have so much energy that you feel like exercising and taking a run which gives you the motivation necessary to reach your fat-burning zone.
  • Eat spicy vegetables- Vegetarians eat all sorts of vegetables in their diet, jalopenos, chiles, and hot peppers are all great flavoring foods that are known to heat up the body, boost metabolism, and consist of fat-burning components which are effective for enhancing any diet. Rev it up and eat spicy foods, and you may just find in a little matter of time- that you have a leaner look.
  • Green and White teas- Green tea possesses powerful elements such as EGCG that have been proven to epedite fat burning in the human body. Drinking green tea has been known to burn an extra 10 calories per day which results in weight-loss. Plus, green teas are so tasty they are also linked to longevity of life, and boosting moods.
  • Citrus fruits- Citrus fruits such as lemons are renowned for their detox and cleansing capabilities in the body. They are acidic and thus require the body to work a bit harder than normal to process everything within. By ridding your body of toxins, you boost your fat burning capabilities, and thus obtain the results of being leaner and melting fat stores that are accrued in your body.
  • Garlic and onion- Garlic and onion possess powerful ingredients that have been linked to better health. Not only are they tasty when in dishes, but they are kknown for their healing capacities in the body as well. garlic and onions have been studied, and proven to boost metabolism and speed up rapid fat burning in the body. So when in a slump flavor your foods with these all natural foods- and reap the benefits- just be sure to use a breath mint afterwards.

All veggies, fruits, and natural foods from the Earth are best. This is why vegetarians are known to be the healthiest people. However, when considering the deficit of protein from lack of meat- it must be supplemented with that of high protein foods such as spinach, legumes, beans, tofu, and thus so the body has energy and stamina  for fat burning. To find out more visit the diet solution.


  1. Martha Thomson says:

    Being vegetarian helps me a lot in toning down my body fats and staying fit.

  2. aerobicinstructor22 says:

    Eat 6 small healthy meals a day, get 30 minutes of cardio 4-6 days a week, 30 minutes of weight training 2-3 days a week, drink plenty of water, take vitamins, get plenty of rest at night, no carbs past 4:00 pm, and try not to eat after 7:00 pm. It is that simple. Its not a diet, it is having a healthy lifestyle.

  3. Jarq says:

    I'm curious as to the reasons you ask. Catabolic foods, even eaten for several meals a day would not be enough to nourish you by providing the carbohydrates, fats and proteins your body needs to perform as it should. Your body does require healthy fats.

    This is anorexia if you are, in fact, anorexic. Call it by whatever name you like, it's still a crash diet. And the simple truth of crash diets is that after a month of hardly eating, you will most likely put all the weight back on. When you starve yourself, your metabolism slows down in anticipation of staying in it for the long haul. When I say "starve", I mean calorically, which is what you will be doing.

    ETA: If you know the answer, why bother asking the question? I know fasting, I do a detox every 6 months that involves a 2 day fast. I didn't say you were anorexic, I implied that this is unhealthy behavior and this something that anorexics do. What I said was implying was, if an anorexic person did what you're doing, would anyone think twice? You're calling it another name, but you're still planning on starving yourself for a month. Anorexics, of course, eat. They'd die otherwise. They eat small portions of low-calorie foods as little as they possibly can for the most part.

    ETA again:
    You're absolutely right, I should have assumed that by asking what would happen to you if you did this, you didn't have any intentions of doing this. It was illogical of me to not only tell you what I thought, should you do this thing you asked about, but to voice my concerns…

    On second thought, since I was in no way rude to you in answering and you seem to be intent on being snarky and condescending to someone who tried merely to tell you their opinion, which you asked for in this open forum, I think I'll just call you a bitch and be on my way.

  4. curiousgeorge_1o1 says:

    it's metabolized by the liver and kidneys and flushed out when you urinate.

  5. Steve says:

    As both a scientist and long-term (now reformed) health junkie, I have seen way too much fluctuation in attitudes to specific nutrients to embark on any supplementation plan. Believe me…I've done it all, from oat bran to beta- carotene, from Vitamin E to Glucosamine, from Krill Oil to Vitamin K…and in every case the evidence appears to swing back and forth, usually stopping somewhere between “harmful” and “ineffective”, especially when taken outside the context of the food in which it normally resides. As Michael Pollan so ably points out, there is a perennial co-operation (if not real “conspiracy”) between scientists, journalists, and marketers, to justify their own existences (and profit) through the usually-premature release of information related to nutrients with supposed health benefits.

    I have painfully weaned myself off this search for the Fountain of Health – at least through supplementation – and try instead to eat a very varied diet composed primarily of fresh foods (including meats) as opposed to packaged goods. The absolutely biggest issue in North America today is QUANTITY!

    As for Vitamin D, there is a terrific (and balanced) update of all the currently known facts about the vitamin and how to get it (plus risks) available from the US Office of Dietary Supplements. It is current (updated as of August 7th) and available at:

    A very important point made in the review is that circulating serum levels of Vitamin D is probably not a very good indicator, since the vitamin is absorbed and held in the tissues (it is fat soluble).