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Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for the Fast Metabolism Diet
Enjoy 15 meatless mouthwatering recipes for every Phase of the Fast Metabolism Diet, perfect for vegans and vegetarians!
It's easy to be vegan or vegetarian during Phases 1 and 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet because you can always substitute legumes for meat in any recipes. However, Phase 2 is more challenging. Protein-rich legumes and grains are just too high in carbohydrates for Phase 2. That's why, as vegans, you get to break one rule. Just one. The soy rule.
Normally, I forbid soy on the Fast Metabolism Diet because of its plant estrogens and also because of how processed and genetically modified it tends to be. However, if you are vegan, I don't want you to feel like you can'd do this diet. Therefore, during Phase 2, you may replace any meat with any of the following (but no other soy products):
- Organic, non-GMO tofu
- Organic, non-GMO soy tempeh
- Organic, non-GMO edamame
Cook the tofu without fat and grill or bake it yourself, rather than buying pre-baked tofu, which is more processed. Your weight loss might slow down somewhat, but you can still eat low-carb for those two Phase 2 days if you stick to these three options But remember, during Phase 1 and Phase 3, you have to follow the rules just like everybody else: and that means no soy.
For vegetarians, as long as you are willing to eat eggs and fish, you should be fine for those two Phase 2 days. If you are not willing to eat eggs or fish, please follow the vegan guidelines above.