Low Carb Diet for Vegetarians

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Do you want to know if it is possible to have a low carb diet for vegetarians? Then just continue reading because this article will teach you things that can help you on a low carb vegetarian diet such as . When it comes to low carb diet, most people will directly think about eating meat without even thinking that they can have a low carb diet by eating the right kind of vegetables.

Let’s start by knowing some essential information about vegetarians and proceeding with what kind of foods should a vegetarian should eat to maintain and fit and healthy looking physique.

Some Things That You Should Know About Being Vegetarian

Most people think that vegetarians have the healthiest body especially when compared to meat eaters. This is not entirely true. It is correct to say most vegetarians are healthy but not all of them. There are still vegetarians who are overweight.

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Take care if you are planning to have your kids be vegetarian. They may miss out on growing to be fit kids. Especially, figure out alternate forms of calcium if you are taking milk out of the picture.

How to Have a Low Carb Diet for Vegetarians

Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy foods, which in combination with a high carbohydrate diet, can cause a person to become overweight. Even vegans can have weight issues. Not all kinds of vegetables have low carb content which is why there are still vegans who are overweight.

If you are a vegetarian and you want to have a healthy and fit body, you should first understand and know the right kinds of vegetables to eat such as green vegetables and the kinds of vegetables to avoid such as starchy vegetables.

For Lacto-ovo vegetarians, this may not be a big problem for them since their diet includes not only vegetables and they eat eggs, cheese, beans and nuts which are all known to have relatively low carb content. Pure vegetarians are the ones who will have problems with this kind of diet plan since they don’t eat protein rich foods that don’t contain carbs. Those people may be overeating nuts and beans. Switching to lower carbohydrate forms of protein like tofu and TVP may help.

Aside from choosing the right kinds of foods to eat and creating your own diet plan, there are certain low carb diet programs that can be followed by vegetarians such as this one. This kind of diet program allows taking seeds and nuts in limited quantities plus unlimited amounts of beans and bean products right from the first phase. This is a more preferred diet program than from the Atkins diet because beans, nuts and seeds are restricted in the first 2 weeks.

This low carb approach should be treated as a long term process of eating and this shouldn’t be seen as a quicker way to be fit and healthy. With this being said, you should first make sure that you are motivated and happy with what you are planning to do before starting it.

For those different types of vegetarians who are already at a healthy weight, cutting out the intake of refined grains and sugar might help in keeping their body as healthy as possible. Just to be sure and safe, consult your health advisor first before starting any kind of plan to become healthy and fit.

14 comments on “Low Carb Diet for Vegetarians
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  4. Sherlene says:

    I would love to know something about the difference between grass fed meats and regular. I read so many things that say grass fed is better, but I do not see why.

    • Sean Morgan says:

      Hi Sherlene, thanks for your visit. Grass fed is more natural *if* the cattle has been fed on grass that is not sprayed with a ton of chemicals. You should see that on the label. Regular beef cattle are fed on factory produced food that make them heavier (usually, fattier) and may contain all kinds of additives including GMO soya products. So that’s why a lot of people prefer grass fed beef

  5. Cortney says:

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    may not be a taboo matter but generally people don’t speak about such issues.

    To the next! All the best!!

  6. Nicholas says:

    Hello everyone, it’s my first visit at this site, and it was good. I try to follow a paleo diet myself. This is the same as low carb in most ways, so it was real helpful for me.

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  8. Evelyne says:

    I have a trouble that my vegetarian food is always high high carb. Only if I prepare it all myself then it can be low. And life is to short as they say 🙁

  9. Shayla says:

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually bought me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… low carb of course lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this matter here on your blog.

  10. Shundi says:

    In India we vegetarians mostly drink milk and eat cheese but no eggs meat or fish. This is something a little different than your lacto ovo I guess. To us an egg can be a baby animal, but a cheese is not 😉 Mostly we have a lot of beans and lentils called dhal. ANd only a little cheese. I think it is healthier this way. But maybe only because I am used to.

  11. Elysia says:

    Is that feta cheese in your picture? and olives? would you have dressing on that?

    • Sean Morgan says:

      Yes, yes and yes 🙂 I use oil and vinegar with a little soy sauce for a dressing. Some full-fat mayo is low carb, but watch out for sugar in it.

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