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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!
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TWILAQ1 11/30/2012 9:22PM

    Try taking some apple cider vinegar (Bragg's Organic is best) in water about 30 minutes before each meal. Start with just a little and work up to a tbsp or two. It will help you digest your food better and more evenly. That coupled with the reduction in carbs should help you lose weight.

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AMANDA_YVONNE 11/29/2012 4:50PM

    Do you eat dairy and eggs? that might be a good place to start. otherwise perhaps you cold look into pea protein powder.

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KOSHIE1 11/29/2012 3:13PM

    Good wishes for lots of luck granted! (I CAN do that!) But it is going to take more than luck; it is going to take YOU doing it every day. I am rooting for you!

Also, I am intensely curious about your vegetarian LC journey; I hope you will continue to blog about it. I'm NOT a vegetarian, but I DO have some meatless recipes. Tell me more about what you eat and more importantly DON'T eat (LC specialty products? Artificial sweeteners?) and I'll check them to see if it any fit your needs.

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