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I want to go on a low carb diet, but I hate meat and am allergic to soy. How do I do this?

I’ll eat meat every once in a while if I’m really craving it, but I’m much more in favor of only eating veggies. How do I go low carb keeping all this in mind?

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7 Responses to “I want to go on a low carb diet, but I hate meat and am allergic to soy. How do I do this?”

  1. Victory is Mine! said:

    you’re already on a (practically) meatless, soyless diet. what do you want to do, go on the nothing-at-all anorexic diet?

    you can look into legumes like beans, peas, and nuts. drink coconut or almond milk since you can’t do soy.

  2. CtChen said:

    Low Carb is dangerous. Avoid a low carb diet at all costs.

    Instead, go with a diet low on bad carbs and with a good level of meat, veggies, fruit, and whole grains.

  3. Alex said:

    you can still go low-carb.
    the most common carbs are wheat products, such as noodles/bread/pasta/pizza/etc.
    you can be perfectly healthy if you go vegetarian. but you also need fruits, and i`d recommend maybe some nuts/seeds [like trail mix?] and beans. the beans will cover you on protein, and between the beans and veggies, you should be fine for iron. so that should cover the nutritional gap from no meat.
    but you should still eat some meat every now and then, because if you don`t eat meat for an extended period of time, your body will began to weaken in its ability to digest it. also, fish/eggs are good. [if you like those; if not, it`s okay].

  4. Tiktaalik said:

    Skip the fad diet garbage.
    Low-carb diets are a scam. They do not work. You’ll lose a ton of weight all at once, but this is water, not fat, and you will not look any skinnier for it. Meanwhile, you’ll suffer from lack of energy since you’re depriving your body of its main source of fuel. Did you know that the quack Atkins was sued for causing serious damage to the health of a person who went on the Atkins diet?
    The fact of the matter is that the only way you can lose weight is by restricting calories. This has been scientifically proven – I’ll link you to a study in the source box. You should not treat any macronutrient as if it is bad or inherently fattening.

  5. -.- maary said:

    i was like you except i didnt eat carbs at all just vegies with toppings.

    i started eating chicken because it works for weight loss for me, eating chicken nuggets or something like that doesnt make me fat im 44kg,153cm,16.

    hope i helped, and have continental soup, it has croutons in it for that little bit of carbs otherwise u go abit nuts

  6. Pam26 said:

    There some good sources of protein for vegetarians which includes nuts and seeds, pulses, cereals (wheat, oats, and rice), free-range eggs and some dairy products (milk, cheese and yoghurt).

  7. Cindy in Texas said:

    It’s very hard to maintain weight on a vegetarian diet unless it’s extremely low calories. It’s almost impossible to lose weight even with low calories. Excess fat accumulation is a symptom of a hormonal problem caused by excess carbs triggering excess insulin. The blood stream needs to be free of insulin before fat will be released.

    I’m not trying to convert anyone to being a meat eater only health conscious. Starches, sugar, fruit do not promote weight loss, they do promote weight gain. As a vegetarian you need to be vigilant to meeting your protein requirements. I have major concerns about soy products effecting thyroid health. If you add eggs to your diet, that would solve a multitude of problems.

    I would suggest you convert your diet to more of a fat based (mainly coconut oil & olive oil) diet with much more low glycemic vegetables. Stay vigilant about meeting your protein requirements but try to keep your carbs <9grams per hour. I would suggest not eating many starches that don't significantly contribute to protein requirements. Significantly increase your consumption of nuts (peanuts are a legume not a nut - peanuts are fine, just realize the difference), flax seeds, chia seeds, spirulina.

    Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans) trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

    High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

    You have chosen a way of eating that needs you to know a great deal about nutrition and how the body processes foods. I wouldn't try to dissuade you but encourage you to educate yourself fully. Weight gain is a symptom of a problem, not the problem.

    I would highly suggest chia seeds - 3.5 oz is nearly 500 calories, half calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) & 16grams of COMPLETE protein for 6grams carbs & 63% DV Calcium - 95% Phosphorus - 23% Zinc - 9% Copper - 108% Manganese.

    Spirulina & chlorella are also good complete vegetarian protein sources.

    info on chia seeds…

    vegetarian low carbers forum…

    During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles.

    Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg – let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 2 min. high fiber.

    After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset – eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb –
    replace bread with lettuce
    replace pasta with cabbage
    replace rice with cauliflower
    replace potatoes with brocolli
    I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

    I don’t cook often but I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried “rice” made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it’s name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I’ve heard faux mashed “taters” made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. “potato” salad using cauliflower instead.

    Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food

    Faux tapioca – 1 cup of water & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 4 cans of coconut milk & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for even more nutrition.

    (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake – strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) avocado/mayo/cayenne dip – olives

    Pumpkin soup
    * 1/2 cup onion, minced
    * 1 garlic clove, minced
    * 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
    * 2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
    * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
    * 4 cups broth
    * 1/2 cup heavy cream
    * 1/2 cup water

    1.add onion, garlic, seasoning, mushrooms & sauté until done.
    2. Add pumpkin
    3. Stir in broth
    4. Simmer 30 minutes.
    5. Stir in heavy cream & water & simmer on low 15 min – add salt & pepper as needed.


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