Looking for Vegetarian Low Carb info

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    • #12787
      Sophia G.
      Participant

      Hi Gillian,

      Are there any specific books /websites/ YouTube channels for Veggie LCHF you would be ok to recommend please?

      I got on well with LCHF years ago but I ate meat in order to do it then.

      I happen to have this book at home already – if by chance you know it? She’s not generally a Low Carb specialist..

      https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Vegetarian-Low-Carb-Diet-weightloss-vegetarians/dp/074992649X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1WTZACRW19Q4X&dchild=1&keywords=rose+elliot+low+carb+vegetarian&qid=1616188919&sprefix=Rose+Elliott+low%2Caps%2C247&sr=8-2

      Or other nutrition info specifically for vegetarians please? – If you are happy to recommend anything.

      Thanks very much.. 😄

    • #12789
      Gillian
      Keymaster

      Sophia,

      I am sorry but I don’t know of any good resources for vegetarian LCHF.

      I would think there is something out there, but not sure where.

      Of course I’ll let you know if I think of anything or come across anything.

    • #12795
      Teresa W
      Participant

      Hi Sophia,

      I think that Dr. Anna Cabeca and Dr. Mercola have published books on LCHF vegan diets. My recollection is that their approach is more vegan than vegetarian, but I guess their plans can be tailored to follow a vegetarian diet.

      If you google “HCLF vegetarian”, I’m sure you will find a lot of information.

      Good luck with your search! 🍀🍀🍀

    • #12796
      Sophia G.
      Participant

      Oh well. Thanks anyway, Gillian. If anyone knew of top resources, I’m sure it’d be you, so I see I might have a bit of a hunt ahead of me.

      And thanks very much for your suggestions, Teresa. Yes I’m sure if I google the key words, there’ll be lots. But there’s also a lot of rubbish out there, which is why I’m looking for recommendations. I’ll find some FB groups and see what people there recommend.

      Also I’ll look at the books you kindly suggested, but I’m not going to try to do Vegan LCHF – I would think that’d be a full time job. But there may be some nice recipes there.. Cheers.

      I’m not after weight-loss diet books/resources as such. But most eating advice seems to come in that form. I’ve found lots of info elsewhere already, e.g. the Diet Doctor. He gives lots of helpful info.

    • #12799
      Gillian
      Keymaster

      Sophia,

      Here is a list of sites offering advice on LCHF vegetarian eating:

      https://www.marksdailyapple.com/tofu-nuts/

      The page is from Mark Sisson’s site, and he is not vegetarian but includes this info for those who are.

    • #12808
      Sophia G.
      Participant

      Hi Gillian – thanks very much.

    • #12815
      Annabelle
      Participant

      Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt who Gillian recommends has a website called DietDoctor.com which has vegetarian low carb options

    • #12820
      Sophia G.
      Participant

      Ta Annabelle x

    • #13084
      Gillian
      Keymaster

      Sophia,

      I remembered this book – KETOTARIAN – and had heard very good things about it, so passing it on to you.

    • #13086
      Sophia G.
      Participant

      Hi Gillian, Thanks very much!

      It looks very promising. I may buy it, thank you – despite its high price (I don’t get on with kindle versions.)

      But I am wary of getting too ‘extreme’ or, rather, extreme in my own eyes – To be more exact, I am wary of getting into a diet mentality (surprise surprise..)
      I’m just focusing at the moment on regaining control, and mainly maintaining this control, and also keeping my carbs fairly low while still keeping some convenient things like rice (for now.)

      Will hopefully be able to go more low carb as time goes on, and soon, when I’m more secure in my new attitude/your approach. However, I suspect that maybe I will never go ‘full-blown keto’ despite the probable health benefits for the same reason i.e. avoiding myself getting into a diet mentality.

      Plus the options obviously are a bit more limited without meat, plus I want to cut down on dairy a lot in time, so again the options are limited. Which is fine, as I’m ok with that, and it doesn’t feel (much) restrictive as I have my valid good reasons for this Choice. But it does lessen the options, to be practical.

      I really would like to do some intermittent fasting too, as I liked the 5:2 when I tried it a while ago, but I had an attempt a couple of weeks ago and immediately it felt like a horrible restriction, a horrid diet ! and I quickly dropped that attempt/idea before I even started. Though I have cut down on my eating window most of the time which is great (work shifts mess that up sometimes. In fact I’m currently on Annual Leave, and am really noticing how much easier it is to eat the way I really want to. It really is much easier. Maybe partly coincidence, but only partly.)

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful recommendation.

      Also there’s Diet Doctor which as you said has lots of useful info on it, a whole veggie LC section, so I’ve got lots to be going on with now. And I think I will go ahead and get this new book right now to add to my toolbox. Hooray for online shopping..!

      Thank you.

    • #13249
      Gillian
      Keymaster

      Sophia,

      It really wasn’t my intention to send you into anything extreme; just something to give you some low-carb veggie ideas, given that this is – as you know – quite a challenge as it leaves relatively few food types to eat.

      In addition, many people who know about ketosis say it’s best to move in and out of this state, rather than try to maintain it long term.

      • #13258
        Sophia G.
        Participant

        Hi Gillian, I’m not going to do anything extreme. Just some low carb. Thanks very much for the book suggestion. As you say, the options are limited for Veggies. Thanks for saying about many people saying to not stay too long in ketosis. My main focus has to be health. I probably said too much as usual, and was therefore unclear. I appreciate your care – thanks a lot.

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