Low Carb Vegetarian - What a challenge!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
At this point in my life, I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Thus carbs and I must part ways. It's a particularly challenging meal plan since I am also vegetarian. I'm not sure that I could carry this out and be vegan at the same time. Tofu is permitted, as is seitan, but I don't want to eat tofu 24/7. I managed quite well at Thanksgiving and did not overindulge. It's quite an eyeopener to realize how many foods are high in carbohydrates - even those I would have thought 'healthy'. I'm three weeks into this new lifestyle and while the scale hasn't dropped as dramatically as I would like, I have been sleeping better. My body's thermostat seems to have changed as well - pass me a sweater! Wish me luck in this new adventure. I do not want to have to resort to medications!