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Old Tue, Feb-05-13, 07:32
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Default Any Veggies Still Low Carbing?

I have restarted The Insulin Resistance Diet, as a lacto ovo vegetarian. I chose this plan because it is very vegetarian-friendly and is more moderate in carbs.

Any other veggies out there?
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Old Sun, Apr-07-13, 08:31
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Plan: Eat Fat Lose Fat
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Sorry, you must feel like the May Tag man.
I had thought about doing the LC diet this way but the more I read the more I decided to go with the meat. I had been basically vegetarian for many years.
Good luck on what ever way you decide is best for you.
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Old Mon, Apr-08-13, 04:33
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Plan: vegetarian
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You bet! The bulk of my diet is vegetables (combo of cooked and raw); no gluten; healthy fats (ghee, coconut oil, grass fed butter....); 1 serving of omega 3 fish a week (I do eat salmon, so I guess I am not strictly a vegetarian--oops); top quality eggs; modest amounts of omega 3-rich protein sources; limited fruit (due to fructose) and only in whole form; verrrrry limited sugar consumption (some dark chocolate and an occasional gluten-free treat); moderate consumption of nuts and seeds; and some fermented foods (fermented cod liver oil--which sounds gross but there are palatable forms, sauerkraut and kombucha). No grains or legumes. I have MS and do the standard Western med thing, but also take L-glutamine, B12, resvestrol, turmeric, and Q-10. My last MRI showed no active lesions and those that had been active had shrunk. It's been over a year and I'm sticking with this! I think it's a healthy diet for anyone, actually.

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Old Tue, Apr-09-13, 05:13
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Plan: Eat Fat Lose Fat
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You bet! The bulk of my diet is vegetables (combo of cooked and raw); no gluten; healthy fats (ghee, coconut oil, grass fed butter....); 1 serving o been over a year and I'm sticking with this! I think it's a healthy diet for anyone, actually.

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Would you be willing to give me two full, detailed days of what you eat? I am very interested in this. I know that my carbs are way to high because I am not losing any weight now and have a lot of loose fat hanging around. Thanks
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Old Mon, Feb-17-14, 19:29
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Plan: Low Carb /CAD/Veg(ish)
Stats: 192/185/150 Female 5'3"
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I am bumping this up. I have been here before (started back in '09 then fell off for quite some time). Decided to come back because LC is really the only thing that works for me! Changes I have made this time: I am doing a Primal version of LC (so no grain, legumes, or soy!). Makes it harder but I feel healthier.

What's going on for you LC veggies?
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Old Fri, Feb-21-14, 07:30
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Plan: Vegetarian LC
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I'm also a vegetarien and have decided to follow a low carb diet once again.

The major drawback is that is forum has virtually no vegetarian low carb members and this section is very quiet.
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Old Sat, Mar-01-14, 08:03
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Plan: lc, highish fat,
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I'm also pretty much a vegetarian (some fish each week, occasionally other meat if it comes from a farm I know, eggs and dairy I eat carefully, minimize cheese because I can't eat just one), following Joel Fuhrman's End to Diabetes diet and it works for me, and I can make it work -- most importantly. I do eat carbs but almost exclusively from pulses: beans, lentils, peas. Everything else is veggies and protein, and being very careful with portion sizes of the protein and pulses. I'm ultra conservative on carbs AND calories. I do protein shakes as replacement meals once or even twice a day if I'm having blood sugar over 110 at fasting or four hours after eating. I'm careful with snacks -- avoid them if possible, and really think about resting my pancreas -- that thought has helped me to limit my portions effectively for the first time ever. TRTR's message from last year above sounded a lot like me. I've spent a lot of time googling around to find out how different people have handled being obese, and diabetic, and this seems the best way to try to really have a positive impact -- and it has worked for me. I like to find the helpful little tips hidden in blogs -- like the snacks, one blog mentioned slicing cucumbers, red onions and any other fresh veggie you like, and pour on a mixture of vinegar with your favorite sweetener (I use stevia), then I also add lemon pepper, put it in tupperware and shake it up, let it sit for an hour or more, then eat as a salad or pickle, with no salt and no everything else, very satisfying, gives you breath that could knock over a horse of course, and I used to have trouble with heartburn afterward, don't anymore. Well, hope I hear from someone....
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Old Fri, Mar-07-14, 05:19
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Plan: lc, highish fat,
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Progress: 73%
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Default Veggies anyone?

I'll bump this up again, maybe Shyvas and Ccotta
will find me, too bad you guys don't have journals, I would come see you!
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Old Fri, Mar-07-14, 21:13
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Plan: Low Carb /CAD/Veg(ish)
Stats: 192/185/150 Female 5'3"
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Hi Mama Sebo, I am checking in periodically. I am probably more "flexitarian" like you since occasionally I will eat some bacon (too yummy to resist! ha ha). I like the idea of protein shakes. Have you found a good one without artificial sweeteners? I'd love to find one that's yummy and natural.

I have to share a recipe (but not low calorie). Tonight I was really excited to make a yummy casserole that is like a sour cream rice dish I used to love.
Prep:
Cauli "Rice" ( Package of frozen cauliflower steamed and then mashed up)
Sour Cream (1 pint)
Cheese (1.5 cups mixed in and some on top for browning)
Diced Green Chiles (small can)
Spices (sea salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste)
I baked it at 400 for about 30 minutes. We all loved it and it was so easy!

Anyone else listening in, please share.
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Old Sat, Mar-08-14, 05:53
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Plan: lc, highish fat,
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BF:44%/29%/20%
Progress: 73%
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
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Oh, Ccotta, that sounds good! A bit like chili rellenos with the cauliflower! I will try it. I use the Whole Foods Vanilla Whey Protein Shake, but I think it does have something in the way of sweeteners, but not much. Vanilla lets you take it in any direction with flavors. I add stevia and other things to improve the taste: vanilla essence, or chocolate or lemon essence, pieces of low sugar high fiber fruits, like berries, peaches, squeeze in some lemon or lime, if I have coffee left from the day before I use that as the base, I avoid milk as a base, as it tends to push my sugar up. I will look forward to seeing you here from time to time!
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Old Tue, Mar-11-14, 21:05
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Plan: Low Carb /CAD/Veg(ish)
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Location: Northwest
Default Yummy, Healthy "Meat" Patty

Okay, I just found the most delicious meat patty that is soy, corn, and gluten free! It's called Chez Marie Homestyle Patty . It does have oats and has 11 grams of net carbs. 9 grams of protein and 7 grams fat. I still think it might be doable? I guess the scale will tell.

I cut it in half and tried it two ways: first, with melted cheese and sugar-free marinara and second, with melted cheese, dijon mustard, and a pickle. Both were great.

Thanks Mama Sebo for the protein powder hint.
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Old Tue, Mar-18-14, 01:08
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Plan: lc, highish fat,
Stats: 224/151/124 Female 64 inches
BF:44%/29%/20%
Progress: 73%
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
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Have discovered a little italian deli which makes lots of salads with lentils, or beans, or pumpkin, mixed with greens and sometimes feta or goat cheese, as well as paneer thika, which is veggie indian cheese, cooked in thika spices -- yum! I got 100gms of three different ones in a container yesterday for about the equivalent of 2 dollars, and enjoyed a lovely lunch!
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Old Fri, Mar-21-14, 11:40
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Plan: Vegetarian LC
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Location: Brit in South of France
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This section of the forum is very quiet so I only check in from time to time.

I am a strict vegetarian and only have one egg a day for breakfast. I try and get my protein intake by having a soya protein shake for lunch and preparing tofu and minced soya in various dishes for dinner.
I made a delicious mushroom and soya loaf for dinner with various spices, etc, for tonight's dinner. I must say that it was delicious and I will have plenty of leftovers for my other meals.
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Old Sat, Mar-22-14, 05:00
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Plan: lc, highish fat,
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BF:44%/29%/20%
Progress: 73%
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
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Mushroom and soya loaf sounds very nice Shyva, how to you bind it? Another eagg? or maybe egg white? I'm a big soya fan too, there's a deli here that makes it fresh, so I buy it every couple of days and make stir fry kinds of things with lots of veggies and spices. Very good! rarely any leftovers though.... So, its quiet here, but we're trying to shake it up a bit ... aren't we wild these days?
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Old Sat, Mar-22-14, 05:33
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Plan: Vegetarian LC
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Mama Sebo - the loaf is very moist and really delicious.

You really don't need an egg to bind it. I add evo, either yogurt or cream, tomato paste and linseed/flax.
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