Especially for vegans, the food pyramid is helpful by providing an overview of all food groups and serving sizes to ensure you get all your nutrients. There are many food pyramid templates out there.
To create a vegan food pyramid for weight loss simply increase vegetable, fruit, and plant based protein intake and decrease grains. Focus on whole foods as the fat source and leave out sugar (compared to the normal vegan food pyramid). This will ensure you have a calorie deficit but still get good nutrition (vitamins, mineral, protein). Here is exactly what to eat from the vegan weight loss pyramid
5 cups vegetables: Including at least 1 cup leafy greens and 1/2 cup cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower,...)
3 1/2 cups fruits: That includes at least 1/2 cup berries
2 cups legumes: This includes all beans, lentils, chickpeas, and hummus
2 cups cooked grains: Make sure they are whole grains (nothing processed) like rice, oats, quinoa. The occasional whole wheat pasta should be fine (no bread).
1.5 oz (or 3 T) nuts and seeds: Including 1 T flax seed
1.5 cups non dairy milk: Like almond or soy milk. Make sure it is unsweetened and you can use it with your oats or in smoothies.
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