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APALASAI Posts: 2
10/3/12 8:44 P

Thanks so much spark community !!



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10/3/12 8:12 A

If you switch to brown rice you will get more protein and 3 more grams of fiber. www.sparkpeople.com/food_vs_food.asp?food=
58_59_white-rice_versus_brown-rice

Barley is another great substitution. I love Indian food and find both these grains are great with this delicious cuisine.

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10/3/12 2:48 A

Hi APALASAI

I eat quite a lot of Indian food (although I'm not a vegetarian), and I when I used to 'do' low-carb, I often used to prepare this in place of rice:

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb
sidedishes/r/caulirice.htm

(you can also use a frying pan to cook the cauliflower if you don't have a microwave, although you'll want a small amount of oil in there as well). I'll be the first to admit that it isn't the same as rice, but it is a good substitute if you want something to eat with curry, and it is low in calories and high in fibre, so you can eat a pretty sizeable portion if you are hungry.

In terms of protein, I'm sure you already include them in your diet, but lentils, chickpeas and paneer are all sources of protein - you could try adding more of these to your meals?

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 50,507
10/2/12 10:22 P

Not all veggies are created equal. Some things you can eat almost an unlimited amount so you fill up on them - mostly green veggies. Do you like beans? Beans can provide a lot of protein and also fiber to fill you up. There is probably a vegetarian team on here where there are people who can REALLY provide great recipes, ideas, and more concrete advice on what works in their REAL WORLD. I am not a vegetarian and while I would like to help more, I am somewhat limited on specifics.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,899
10/2/12 10:21 P

Rice is not the enemy.. just remember portion size!

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APALASAI Posts: 2
10/2/12 10:12 P

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I am new to this forum - very frustrated with my weight and hitting 50 is not really encouraging. Being from India, my primary meal always has rice - (which is a major portion of it). I am aware of the carb calories but don't know how to substitute with more protein in my meal. BTW, I am also a vegetarian but I do eat dairy.

Can some one help me with portion sizes of veggies and NOT feel hungry at the end of the day. I am 5'2" and weigh 180 lbs. you understand what a dark hole I am in.

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