As the public become further educated in health and nutrition, increasing numbers of people are looking for low calorie and vegetarian recipes to assist them in their weight loss or diet plans.

There are some warnings and advice that one should know about when following such a diet.

While doing so can be beneficial to health, there are some warnings and advice you should know about when following such a diet:

1. Avoid white flour. Stay as far away from it as you can if you are really serious about your diet. It has little or no nutrients, just calories. It's fiber has been removed, making it more difficult for the body to push it through the system. It lines the insides of your intestines and forms a kind of glue. This "glue" prevents waste matter from leaving your intestines and also prevents nutrients from being absorbed.

An athletes or any very active person can get away with eating white flour, without putting on a lot of weight. But it is still unhealthy and can lead to poor assimilation of nutrients and a build-up of toxins in the body. A regular Colon Cleanse can help clean it out of you.

2. Cooked potatoes are similarly dangerous and possibly even more insidious as they are considered by some to be "a vegetable." The starches inside potatoes are very fattening, whether boiled, baked, or fried.

3. White rice, any white starch (where the bran and the germ has been removed from the grain), is similarly dangerous.

4. Eat sufficient quantities of enough protein. This can be easy to miss, whether due to oversight or attempted economy, when you are eating vegetarian food. One of the best inexpensive vegetarian sources of protein is beans, and there are an infinite variety of ways to prepare beans.

5. Raw nuts are a very good source of protein which also contain oils that can help you lose weight or handle other physical troubles.

6. Of course, avoid sugar.

7. Try to avoid heavily mixing proteins with carbohydrates. When you do this, the body uses different fluids to try to digest the different types of substances. These fluids don't mix well and the result is that your food can stay in your stomach for several hours longer than it should - even rotting inside you and letting off toxins, not to mention causing weight gain.

8. Don't skip exercise. If 30 minutes of exercise seems too much for you, start with a small amount every day. Even 20 push-ups a day is a lot better than nothing; the more you do it,s the more you will get used to it and want to do more. It is my experience that exercise also causes me to crave healthy foods instead of junk. It is as if the body realizes it is getting "cleaning house," and then it goes on a roll.

I hope the above advice is useful to you and I wish you a happy, healthy life.

(Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and what I state in this article constitutes opinion and information I have gathered through research. I am not giving you official advice. What I say may or may not be true. If you need help with your body, see a doctor. End of disclaimer.)

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