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Meatless low-carb eating


Monday, April 29, 2013

I usually waffle between exploring low-carb vs. Paleo lifestyles, but I also often wish that I had a plan that was similarly successful but which would make a vegetarian diet work for me.

Interestingly, on SparkPeople, I found this list of non-meat proteins which is definitely worth considering. Of course if I stay low-carb and/or Paleo, the beans and grains aren't welcome, but it provides some good options for trying to do at least the low-carb lifestyle via only non-animal sources. I think it would still be challenging, but I would be interested in hearing from any vegetarians who have tried doing either of these plans, and whether or not they've had much success.

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KATHARINEBRAY1 4/29/2013 9:57PM

    I EAT A LOT OF BEANS . i ALSO LIKE WHEY PROTEIN DRINKS , I MUST CHECK OUT THOSE ON AMAZON . I HAVE MY OWN DIET PLAN . A LITTLE OF ALL PLANS emoticon

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ANASARI 4/29/2013 8:52PM

    Awesome, thanks Get--Grrr (hehe) and Woubbie. Those were really helpful leads!!

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GETSTRONGRRR 4/29/2013 8:43PM

    Not sure if I've got any good advice, but you could look into whey protein supplement shakes. You can mix them up in smoothies, or, depending on your tastes, with low fat milk.

I like the Optimum Nutrition brand from Amazon....double chocolate is to die for!

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WOUBBIE 4/29/2013 3:30PM

    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/ve
getarian/a/veganlowcarb.htm


From About.com

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ADZY86 4/29/2013 12:24PM

    I hope you find a solution. I don't think it would work for me. 95% of my protein comes from chicken, turkey or eggs. I do hope you find a way; after all, it's all about finding something enjoyable for you that also works.

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JGIRL5799 4/29/2013 9:42AM

    This raises a huge red flag for me for some odd reason...

I would be weary because its leaving out important diet nutrients your body needs.

Good luck and keep us updated on how you do emoticon !!!




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NELLJONES 4/29/2013 9:28AM

    I don't think the two mix. You can't eat enough nuts to get enough protein (and peanuts are a legume, as is soy and all its derivatives). I was a vegetarian for 12 years until my hubby was diagnosed as a diabetic. A vegetarian's diet is, by definition, carb heavy, therefore not possible for a diabetic. My son is a Registered Dietician, and he has explained all this to me in great detail.

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