(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?
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.
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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