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What is the best weight loss diet for an indian vegetarian?

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September 23, 2019 / By Christi
Question: I'm 5'2" (157cm), and i weigh 150 pounds (68). What is the best way for me to lose about 45 pounds (about 20kgs), being a vegetarian who eats indian food at home everyday??
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Ava Ava | 6 days ago
My original answer was absurdly long - actually, it' still pretty long - so I'll point you in the right direction and give you some links. 1.) I'm a first generation Indian, so I know what it's like to grow up with an Indian family; generally speaking, they don't help much with weight loss. Change your diet, wean yourself off of their habits, or you won't lose anything but time. Trust me on this one; it took me three years to get myself off of my family's cooking, but five months later, I'm down 34 pounds and am now at 13% body fat. (Woot!) 2.) Research stuff. My links will help with that, but you need to know what you're doing so you don't waste time like I did, or screw up your health like my sister did. 3.) Don't listen to bull. Mainly, ignore people who preach spot-reduction, the myth that you can (for example) burn belly fat by doing crunches, or lose fat on your thighs by doing squats. Weight lifting is a must, but that's not why. 4.) Stick to a low-fat diet. High-fat diets have worked for some, but as a fellow Indian who grew up on ridiculous amounts of carbs, it probably won't work for you. Oh, and eat brown rice instead of white. It'll make a huge difference. 5.) You'll understand this better once you read up, so don't worry about being confused, but I'll post this now because it's important and you might not find it for a while yourself. If you burn 500 calories a day, you will lose one pound a week. The way I burned two pounds a week was by eating 500 calories less than my regular daily requirement, then burning the other five hundred off through some sort of physical activity. You should, under no circumstances, try to restrict your diet by 1000 calories and exclude exercise. And jumping rope is amazing. Do it. 6.) Use Fit Day. Seriously. This thing is an organizational God-send, it's easy to use, and it's actually free. Fit Day: http://www.fitday.com Cardio: http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm Calorie Calculator: http://www.stevenscreek.com/goodies/calories.shtml Vegetarian Diet: (this is what you were looking for) http://stronglifts.com/how-to-get-your-daily-protein-when-youre-vegetarian-or-vegan/ Exercise/Lifestyle: http://stronglifts.com/blog/ (the E-Book is free) That last site, Stronglifts, is critically important. Follow it, join the forum, and ask for advice. I hope I've helped you out. Just remember to convince your family that you know what you're doing; they can be a pain in the neck.
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Ava Originally Answered: South Indian Vegetarian Restaurants around Boston, MA?
From the Boston Globe... Masalaa Boston, 786 Boston Road/Route 3A, Billerica, 978-667-3443 In Billerica, Masalaa Boston offers vegetarian dishes from the entire subcontinent but has plenty of south Indian options. Everything we've tried at this unassuming eatery has been fabulous, and the banana leaf-lined plates are a charming touch. The south Indian fare includes silky vegetable chetti-nadu curry, masala dosas (crispy crepes made of rice and lentil flour, stuffed with chunks of spicy potatoes), and fried idly (steamed rice patties sauteed with onions and spices). Other clear winners are the palak paneer (verdant, smoky with cumin, and studded with chunks of farmers' cheese) and malai kofta curry (tender vegetable dumplings bathed in a rich cream-and-cashew sauce). http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazin... From the Boston Vegetarian Society... Chennai Woodlands 59 Pond St. (Rt. 126 South, in the Pond Plaza Shopping Center, next to Market Basket) Ashland, MA 508-879-6800 Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 5 - 10 p.m. for dinner Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Named after a town in Southern India, this restaurant offers a wonderful variety of delicious South Indian Cuisine at low prices. Most items on the all-vegetarian menu can be made vegan. Try the dosa (paper thin rice and lentil crepe with various stuffings), and the veggie pakoras. The decor is simple, the flavors are elegant. Their 25 item lunchtime buffet is one of the best, and most mouth-watering, bargains to be found. Udupi 378 Maple Avenue Shrewsbury 508-459-5099 Monday & Wednesday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday Vegetarian South and North Indian Cuisine Mysore Veggie 1689 Middlesex Street Lowell, MA 978-452-8700 Tuesday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Closed Monday Vegetarian and Vegan South Indian Cuisine. A broad menu of South Indian breads, curries, dosai (rice & lentil crepes), uthappam (rice & lentil pancakes), veggie specialties, soups, and appetizers. Also a selection of "Fusion Specials," including a Middle Eastern platter, quesedilla, Chinese dishes - and even pizza - prepared to cater to the Indian palette. Udupi Bhavan 1717 Middlesex Street Lowell, MA 978-654-6653 Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Vegetarian South Indian Cuisine Haymarket Café 185 Main Street, Northampton 413-586-9969 Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. A social mecca with a hip coffee shop on the main level and a cafe on the lower level. The cafe offers an eclectic menu of international entrees such as Mediterranean Greek Artichoke Stew, Arroz a la Cubana, Sambar (a thick and flavorful South Indian mild curry soup) and delectable salads, sandwiches, and specials. Breakfast offerings include a Fresh Fruit Bowl and Tofu Vegan Scramble with portabellas, roasted red peppers and potatoes, soy sausage and shallots. Cozy atmosphere adds to the attractiveness of this Noho favorite.

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Lex Lex
It is possible to lose 20 lbs. of bodyfat in 30 days by optimizing any of three factors: exercise, diet, or drug/supplement regimen. I’ve seen the elite implementation of all three in working with professional athletes. In this post, we’ll explore what I refer to as the “slow-carb diet”. In the last six weeks, I have cut from about 180 lbs. to 165 lbs., while adding about 10 lbs. of muscle, which means I’ve lost about 25 lbs. of fat. This is the only diet besides the rather extreme Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD) that has produced veins across my abdomen, which is the last place I lose fat (damn you, Scandinavian genetics). Here are the four simple rules I followed… Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates Avoid any carbohydrate that is — or can be — white. The following foods are thus prohibited, except for within 1.5 hours of finishing a resistance-training workout of at least 20 minutes in length: bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, and fried food with breading. If you avoid eating anything white, you’ll be safe. Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again The most successful dieters, regardless of whether their goal is muscle gain or fat loss, eat the same few meals over and over again. Mix and match, constructing each meal with one from each of the three following groups: Proteins: Egg whites with one whole egg for flavor Chicken breast or thigh Grass-fed organic beef Pork Legumes: Lentils Black beans Pinto beans Vegetables: Spinach Asparagus Peas Mixed vegetables Eat as much as you like of the above food items. Just remember: keep it simple. Pick three or four meals and repeat them. Almost all restaurants can give you a salad or vegetables in place of french fries or potatoes. Surprisingly, I have found Mexican food, swapping out rice for vegetables, to be one of the cuisines most conducive to the “slow carb” diet. Most people who go on “low” carbohydrate diets complain of low energy and quit, not because such diets can’t work, but because they consume insufficient calories. A 1/2 cup of rice is 300 calories, whereas a 1/2 cup of spinach is 15 calories! Vegetables are not calorically dense, so it is critical that you add legumes for caloric load. Some athletes eat 6-8x per day to break up caloric load and avoid fat gain. I think this is ridiculously inconvenient. I eat 4x per day: 10am – breakfast 1pm – lunch 5pm – smaller second lunch 7:30-9pm – sports training 10pm – dinner 12am – glass of wine and Discovery Channel before bed
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Lex Originally Answered: Vegetarian- weight loss?
not particularly, since it possible to overeat on vegetarian pizzas, pies, muffins and so on. But it depends on you. Mostly people do not bother to include new protein sources into their diets, after they become vegetarians. Their body ask for it, and they feel "false hunger" - when you are full, but lack important nutrients. They then start eating a lot of bread, pizza and so on, and gain weight. Get yourself a table of vegetarian protein sources and add the food listed to your daily diet. If you are going to be lacto - then it's even easier. Just drink milk and eat these yummy cheeses, and be happy. Note that some cheeses are very high in calories, on the other hand, the low fat varieties is an excellent source of protein. The other good source of non-animal protein is Quinoa, which has more protein per unit than even meat! 18 gr of protein in 100 gr of quinoa!

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