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Eat healthfully and lose weight without feeling deprived by combining the best of vegetarianism and meat-eating.

Step 1: Count calories
Count calories. The plan allows for between 1,500 and 1,800 calories, depending on how much weight you want to lose, and how quickly.

To lose a pound a week, you need to cut about 500 calories a day from you current diet, or add in exercise that burns calories.

Step 2: Go meatless two days a week
Go meatless two days a week, and don't eat more than 26 ounces of meat over any five-day period. Replace meat with beans, nuts, seeds, and tofu.

Step 3: Eat breakfast
Eat a meatless breakfast of one slice of whole-grain bread with almond butter or peanut butter and a sliced apple.

Step 4: Eat a meatless lunch
Eat between a quarter and a third of your calories at lunch. Eat a vegetarian burger on a whole-wheat bun with avocado, salsa, and cilantro.

The Flexitarian diet allows for the use of flaxseed oil, agave nectar, and sunflower-seed butter in cooking.

Step 5: Flex it up for dinner
Eat a dinner of around 500 calories. One recommendation is a stir-fry with brown rice, mixed vegetables, ginger, garlic, and a half-cup of tofu.. Substitute 2 ounces of chicken or lean steak if you wish.

Step 6: Eat low-cal snacks
Eat snacks that have around 150 calories, such as popcorn with parmesan cheese and herbs or pineapple with candied ginger and pecans.

Step 7:
Research shows that vegetarians, on average, eat fewer calories and less fat than non-vegetarians.


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