I am not a "vegetarian" but I have always loved veggies and now I am finding myself eating a minimum of 10 fruits and veggies a day and much less meat. I do still love meat of any kind and do enjoy eating it on occasion.
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Thank you for your responses. I appreciate all the information I can get.
I am not a vegetarian, but I am attempting to limit domesticated red meat. Specifically beef. I can't eat pork anyway so it isn't a problem. But, when I looked at the carb count on many veggies I wondered how people manage to be vegetarians when they must follow the restrictions we have.
Carol, your reply was particularly informative. I knew about the other forms of vegetarianism but didn't think about it with reference to diabetes. I guess I am curious about a whole new range of things now. I collect recipes and have wondered how to calculate their nutritional content. I have found several ways because other people have helped me out just as you have. I did find the Spark People Recipe calculator just a few minutes ago. I do believe I can use it.
Thanks for all the help. BTW. my readings are now well within the margin set for me.
try adding nuts to your diet they are high in calories but on the other hand they are full of wonderful fiber and other great stuff serving size is 1/4 cup and the walnuts in particular add a lot of chewing to your day lol the lady mary
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Hi Judy, I eat tons of non starchy veggies and am a vegetarian that eats goat cheese, fish and poultry. Carbs are carbs no matter what a person's diet it, so without being a dietician I will go out on a limb and say that vegetarian diabetics do not have extra carb allowances.
There are other forms of vegetarian than vegan. One type of vegetarian eats eggs, cheese and some will add in fish for protein. Some vegetarians will eat chicken and turkey also.
When I was first diagnosed as insulin resistant I saw a holistic doctor and nutritionist. Both nixed the vegan diet for me. The holistic doctor, at the time, normally recommended a "macro" diet, which is somewhat consistent with a vegan diet but no white sugar or flour.
Good luck in your quest! Carol
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How do you manage to be a vegetarian? Every vegetarian recipe I see has way too many carbohydrates to be safe. Do vegetarians have more available carbs? If not, how do you compensate for the much smaller servings available to you?
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