Our vegan and vegetarian friends may have slower results but still do better on TrimYou™ than they might on other diets.
Strict vegans generally only do half rounds due to the limited protein choice which is a smoothie made with Pea Protein. If you are vegan, pea protein is your ONLY protein option.
Vegetarians of different classes (i.e., lacto, pesci, etc.) may be willing to eat Fat Free Cottage Cheese or eggs, or fish, shellfish, etc.
As a vegetarian, you don't eat meat or poultry, of course, but (depending on what kind of vegetarian you are) you could eat fish and shellfish.
It's either eggs, fish/shellfish or doing the vegan regimen.
Note: The VEGETABLE, FRUIT and STARCH choices remain unchanged for either Vegetarians or Vegans.
VEGETARIAN PROTEIN OPTIONS/REGIMEN:
There are 3 (or 4) vegetarian protein options:
1) Eggs (4 whites to 1 yolk ratio)
2) Fat-free cottage cheese (3/4 cup)
3) Pea protein powder 28 grams of protein (~100 calories, amount depends on brand/scoop size)
4) Fish/Shellfish (again, depending on whether or not you include these)
VEGAN PROTEIN OPTIONS/REGIMEN:
Pea protein powder is the only allowable protein source.
For a great blog on several brands, please see: http://simeonsprotocol.org/profiles/blogs/vegetarian-and-vegan-meat-or
You can order the pea protein powder online. We've heard that the Kirkman® brand had the best flavor.
Fat free cottage cheese is also called non-fat. If you can't find that, you can have 500 cc of skim milk per day like Dr. Simeons told his vegetarians in "Pounds & Inches."
Eating vegetarian style on this protocol, according to Dr. Simeons, causes the weight loss to be slower.
Also, you can search the TrimYou™ blog site (upper right corner) for "Pea Protein Powder" and read through the numerous blogs of vegetarians doing this protocol, including recipes. Best to you!
Here is some excellent information put together by a TrimYou™ member:
Complied by Wendy Starr:
So I am not completely vegetarian but have done most of my protocol the vegetarian way using eggs, nonfat cottage cheese, and pea protein powder.
There seems to be a bit of confusion on measurements for these items (especially the pea protein powder) so here they are in comparison to meat products.
These amounts are based on the nutrition and calorie count from fatsecret.com
100 g raw 95% lean beef approx 0.85 cooked
Protein content: 24.8 g
Calorie content: 164 calories
100 g raw breast skinless
Protein content: 23 g
Calorie content: 110 calories
Tilapia Fish Fillet:
100 g raw
Protein content: 21 g
Calorie content: 93 calories
1 whole egg plus 3 whites only
Protein content:17.1 g
Calorie content: 120 calories
Nonfat Cottage Cheese:
3/4 cup is approximately 150 g (approximate based on your brand and water content in it)
Protein content: 25.9 g
Calorie content: 128 calories
Pea Protein is a little more difficult to calculate because different brands use different sizes of scoops but from the brands I have used the protein content is approximately the same. So here are a few of the popular brands:
Now Sports Pea Protein Powder:
1 scoop = 33 g of powder
Protein content in 1 scoop: 28 g
Calorie content in 1 scoop: 130 calories
I count 1 scoop of this brand as one serving of "meat"
Swanson Pea Protein Powder:
1 scoop = 20 g of powder
Protein content in 1 scoop: 17 g
Calorie content in 1 scoop: 80 calories
Approximately 1.5 scoop (about 33 g) is a still full serving of "meat" with 28 g of protein
*******If you measure it by grams it would have the same protein content and calories as the Now Sports brand 33 g of either powder gives the same amount of calories and protein content.
Kirkman Pea Protein
1 serving = 7.5 g powder
Protein content in 1 labeled serving: 6 grams
Calorie content in 1 labeled serving: 30 calories
Approximately 35 g of powder is one full serving of "meat" with 28 g of protein
*********35 g of powder = 28 g protein = 140 calories**********************
So the calculations for the pea protein - no matter what brand go like this---------
Take the # of grams in a serving and divide by the # of grams of protein
this is grams of powder per gram of protein
Then if you want know the grams of pea powder to use to have 28 g of protein:
multiply the grams of powder per gram of protein times 28
Math example for the Kirkman's brand of Pea Powder
7.5g pw / 6g prot = 1.25
1.25 * 28g prot = 35 grams of powder (which is very close to the 33 g listed for the other brands)
To get the calorie count divide the # of grams which contains the amount of protein you want by the # of grams listed on the label for a serving
Then multiply that by the # of calories listed on the label per serving.
Once again for the Kirkmans:
35g total / 7.5g serving = 4.67
4.67 * 30calories serving = 140 calories per protocol serving of "meat" containing 28 g protein
Make sense everyone??????
Right, clear as mud, huh?
Basically in comparison Swanson and Now Sports are less in calories for the same amount of protein. I wonder if there are more fillers in the Kirkman brand. To me they all taste about the same and it is simpler for me to use the Now Sports brand because if you level off the scoop it gives you exactly 28 g protein with 130 calories.
Easiest Meal on the go
If you have one of those super blenders like a vitamix or a blendtec
this works great for a lunch on the go! It is filling and even if you are not vegan makes a great to go meal!
1 serving Approved protocol amount of any approved veggie (2 cups of leafy spinach or cabbage works well)
1 to 1-1/2 scoops of pea protein powder (depending on the brand and calorie/protein count)
1 chopped quartered apple or 1 cup of strawberries
1/8 tsp of powdered Stevia or amount to taste and sweetness desired (or flavored or unflavored stevia drops to taste. Lemon stevia drops work well)
1 to 2 cups of green tea depending on the amount of liquid you need to mix all together
1 tbs apple cider vinegar (this can be left out if you don't like it but I like a bit of tart)
I have also added 1 tsp of ginger (or cinnamon with apples is nice) depending on my mood and wanting to switch up flavors.
You can add a cup of ice if you like to make a frozen smoothie
Blend all together until smooth and drink your green healthy smoothie along with eating your melba toast and you have a complete protocol meal to go!
I have also used fat free cottage cheese in place of the pea protein powder since I do also eat cottage cheese.
I am not completely vegetarian or vegan in case you were wondering but I am not all that fond of meat and am all for anything that makes cooking easy and meals on the go since I am usually busy and on the go!
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