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    Anthony Swinsinski
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    So going through my freezer, I have some morningstar steak strips, morningstar chicken strips, morningstar patties and buffalo wings. I have a few gardein products as well. I guess i am wondering, for the PS1000 plan, it seems that most of the meals include a meat, be it lean steak or chicken or fish, and no pastas, right now they make up the most of my diet, so i am at a loss for meal planning.

    Is the morningstar/gardein products okay to sub out for the real meat as long as i stick to the calorie count? I know that the booklet I got says no processed meats, would this count as a processed non-meat? I am planning to start this coming weekend (saturday) and am looking for a little guidance and maybe even a Sample lacto-ovo vegetarian friendly meal sample meal plan.

    thanks for the help.


    Jessica Romeo
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    Well technically speaking the processed meats are off the menu, they are loaded with processed ingredients. One of the major points of this plan is to get the chemicals out of the body and these sadly aren’t going to help with that.

    So the protein is going to be a factor for sure for you, but its not impossible to do either. So since you are lacto-ovo, eating eggs in the morning should be fine. Your other meals/snacks you will want to stick to these protein sources:

    cottage cheese
    plain greek non-fat yogurt
    protein powder (very minimally processed of course)
    black beans
    kidney beans
    pinto beans
    garbanzo beans
    eggs/egg whites
    small portions of nuts (also count as fat serving)

    At this time we do not have a vegetarian meal plan out there…I am sorry for that! I can do some digging around and try to come up with something simple. I would say in a pinch if you are absolutely needing to the morningstar meat is not going to be horrible, if it means you are avoiding the breads, pastas and other processed foods while getting tons of veggies etc you will be fine. Ultimately though you want to get them out of your diet.

    I hope this helps!

    Have a great day



    Anthony Swinsinski
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    i would definitely appreciate the digging, and i appreciate the response.

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