Vegetarian Eating for Fat Loss

Hello Team DMC

A student came to me yesterday with a problem. They were struggling to find variations to their vegetarian diet while coaching with us. So I am going to see what I can come up with to find a solution to the problem.

At this point, I will admit most of my diet is based around greens and vegetation. This year, I have moved towards being in as much of an alkaline state as possible. However, I do like my protein from eggs, chicken, red meat, and seafood.

The first thing we all have to do before worrying about food is focus on our hydration. Drinking appropriate amounts of clean water is definitely the way forward. 70% of our bodies are water and 94% of our blood is water so it really is important. At the start of each day, drink 2 pints which is 1 litre and top up as you go.

The first thing I did was consult my cookery books.

Resource 1- River Cottage Veg  ( Hugh Fernely Whitingstall ) – This is a great book and well worth the investment.

Resource 2 – Everday Paleo ( Sarah Fragoso ) – Swap the meat, fish or chicken for vegetarian protein sources where possible

Resources 3 – Paleo Comfort Food (Julie Sullivan Mayfield) – Swap the meat fish or chicken for vegetarian protein sources where possible

Resource 4 – Jamie’s 30 min meals  (Jamie Oliver) – Swap the meat fish or chicken for vegetarian protein sources where possible

These are my favourites and the ones I use more often than others. I have a much deeper selection but wish to keep this blog as simple and informative as possible.

Next, I went on the web. If I am looking for a recipe on the web, I always go to Delicious Magazine first – they have a great vegetarian section. From there, I went onto 4Food who also have an awesome vegetarian section.  From here, I then went onto BBC Food. You have to select what type of food you want to cook and then click ‘vegetarian’. I do not really like the navigation on this site so tend to stay away from it.

So now we have a total of 7 different resource options; I will add another 3 to make it up to a nice round 10.

Mike Mahlers website is an awesome resource. He is vegan but the dude knows how to eat and train and match them accordingly. Also, his cookie and healthy treat recipes are awesome. I learned a great deal from Mike during his seminar a few years back. In fact, I will go as far as to say his advice was life changing for me.

Resource 8 – I just googled Top 10 wheat gluten free vegetarain recipe sites and from here I found this peach of a site – Gluten Free Goddess.

Resource 9 – Google again and the search term “Top 10 vegetarian protein sources”. came back with this – it’s ok but very American. Next was FitDay and their 10 great vegetarian protein sources .

Resource 10 – Quorn. I wanted to find out firstly what it was and then source a gluten free option. This was a challenge; I found this forum where there is good advice. I Googled again and I found this recipe make your own gluten free veggie burgers. Quorn has given me the most work in this blog as most contain wheat and gluten. So for that reason and the bad reaction wheat and gluten can have when we are trying to burn fat and lose weight. I will not be using quorn on my veggie crusade.

I wanted to see what came up when I googled “Paleo Vegeterian Meals” and this book came up. I also found Vegetarian Recipes Daily – which is a topper 🙂

So, there you have it – 90 mins later and we all have a decent vegetarian or vegetables lovers (that’s me) resource page to find an abundance of recipes, ideas, advice and information to do with everything veggie.

Thanks for reading

To health, happiness and “Strength For Life”,


Davie McConnachie, creator of DMC Fitness and Dynamic Mind Conditioning, is an expert health and wellness coach, multi-award winning motivational speaker, award-winning gym owner, writer and published poet.

Athletically, Davie has competed nationally in MMA, Boxing and Thai Boxing, and internationally in kettlebell sport. Davie enjoyed the London Marathon, several half marathons and is a regular mountain trekker. 

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