If you are trying to get in shape, there are plenty of diet plans you may choose, such as the Dukan diet, low-carb diet, the Atkins diet and so on. However, the latest studies claim that a vegetarian diet is one of the healthiest and effective options that can help you slim down and improve your health.

Scientists claim that following a plant-based diet can help you shed more pounds, as you eat rich-fiber products that can make you feel full. People who follow a vegetarian diet for long, have a lower chances of developing dangerous diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and hypertension.

So if you have planned to become a vegetarian, or you want to try something new, we recommend following this one-week vegetarian diet. Scroll down to see a diet plan that can help you drop two or three pounds in a week.

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Day 1

Breakfast: half a bowl of whole-grain cereal with coconut milk.

Snack: celery sticks with hummus.

Lunch: baked cauliflower with brown rice.

Snack: a glass of almond milk.

Dinner: lentic quinoa salad with spinach and lemon juice.

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Day 2

Breakfast: fruit salad with oranges, kiwis and bananas.

Snack: steamed broccoli and carrots.

Lunch: chickpea soup.

Snack: a green apple.

Dinner:red lentil salad with feta cheese.

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Day 3

Breakfast: half a bowl of whole-grain cereal with coconut milk.

Snack: two slices of low-fat cheese.

Lunch: veggie rice bowl.

Snack: a pear.

Dinner: guacamole chopped salad.

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Day 4

Breakfast: a homemade muesli bar with a glass of orange juice.

Snack: a grapefruit.

Lunch: vegan, mexican burritos.

Snack: baby carrots with nut batter.

Dinner: chickpea spinach salad.

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Day 5

Breakfast: pineapple, blueberry smoothie.

Snack: half an avocado.

Lunch: quinoa salad with herbs, olives, tomatoes and cheese.

Snack: a peach.

Dinner: hard-boiled egg and avocado bowl.

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Day 6

Breakfast: a bowl of homemade granola with orange juice and bananas.

Snack: egg wraps.

Lunch: scrambled eggs with green beans and tomatoes.

Snack: two tangerines.

Dinner: shrimp avocado salad.

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Day 7

Breakfast: oatmeal with cinnamon, apples and raisins.

Snack: an orange.

Lunch: creamy apple cinnamon smoothie.

Snack: boiled broccoli with hummus.

Dinner: egg frittata with greens, spinach and cheese.

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