4 First-Time Vegetarian Slip-ups

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Slip-up #1: Holding the meat, but putting nothing in it's place-
Savvy solution: "You should try to replace that lost protein, a nutrient key for satiety and ... more 
Photo by: Condé Nast Digital Studio
Slip-up #1: Holding the meat, but putting nothing in it's place-
Savvy solution: "You should try to replace that lost protein, a nutrient key for satiety and maintaining lean muscle mass," says Lona Sandon, R.D., a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. To learn how many grams you need a day, divide your weight by 2; if you're short on protein on veggie days, add plant sources such as edamame (17 g per cup) or quinoa (8 g per cup).
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 5:38 PM EST
By Marisa Cohen, SELF magazine



Sidestep these common nutritional pitfalls and you'll be a healthier, happier part-time vegetarian.