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    KAYELLEBEE   12,116
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Way over half of them come from carbs! I didn't think I was eating that many carbs - I will focus on limiting my carb intake to produce...

one other thing: how can I get more vegan protein that isn't soy? It's hard to get protein in when you're skeptical of soy sources (even if it says non GMO and organic). I've been getting back into beans, but they've got carbs, too..

Thanks for any and all suggestions!
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CANES4EVER63 12/18/2013 12:05AM

    Are you a strict vegan? Does fish work? It's different than meat .. ok, that might sound completely wrong, but whatever ;) Other than beans and nuts and eggs? I don't know! I also avoid soy (I'm allergic, as well as allergic to gluten and dairy - we're similar in that regards!), but I eat meat and nuts to get my protein. Some veggies are also very high in protein. Broccoli is very high in protein and I believe that kale and spinach and other dark greens are as well.

Sorry, I know this doesn't really provide a lot of help :(

oh! Chia seeds! Lots of protein packed in them, and quinoa (although that's got the carbs, although not as much as beans, I think).

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KAYELLEBEE 12/17/2013 7:12PM

  I eat over 250g daily - at least 60% of my caloric intake has been from carbs recently (mostly in the form of fruits, but some cereals too).

I'm gluten and lactose intolerant and really don't feel my best when I eat lots of meat - eggs nauseate me. I'll try to eat them more, though! I am also pretty environmentally conscious and try to eat low on the food chain. It's all a bit of a challenge!

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GINAV2 12/17/2013 5:01PM

    I don't know much about vegan protein sources but, depending on your reasons for being vegan, have you thought about including eggs into your diet? If you can find a good local free-range supplier most of the ethical reasons for abstaining are removed. If it's not your thing that's cool too, I just know that my vegetarian friends view eggs as an important source of protein in their diets. Good luck!

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KATRICK528 12/17/2013 2:32PM

    Certain nuts, like almonds, are good on protein and low in carbs. They could also have fat. I know almonds are good for protein but also have a decent amount of fat. My carb intake is usually half or less. Only occasionally do I go above 50% but I also eat meats and try for a certain amount of protein (usually from chicken) per day.
I do not have any suggestions but I wish you the best of luck. I hope you find some good ideas!

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LOSTLIME 12/17/2013 2:10PM

    I have a big problem with carbs too! I am a type 2 diabetic. I simply love my bread!
That's my downfall!

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A_SIZE6 12/17/2013 2:07PM

    I have problems with carbs as well. I feel for you. need to practice the same thing as well. or at least avoid the bad carbs. when we think about it do we really need the bad carbs?

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CANADA-DISCO19 12/17/2013 1:38PM

    A lot of vegan meat replacements are mainly wheat gluten; seitan is gluten. Of course, meat substitutes generally aren't super healthy. Can I ask why you want to avoid carbs?

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