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Old 04-09-2014, 16:50   #11
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Eat what you like (or can eat) and decline with folded hands the rest. Then, eat as much as you like. The hosts will understand. It's your health & life that is more important.

BTW I'm Indian, living in Mumbai, and on LCHF since Aug 2010.
I have lived all my life in Mumbai. However for last 6 years living in Pune due to job location, and of course much better weather. The only downside of this diagnosis is that I miss roadside food like vada pav. I am interested in knowing what kind of menu you follow for lchf with Indian ingredients.

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How i miss vada pav too I can understand the issue you have while eating at friends/relatives place. I face it too when i visit my inlaws. My FIL is a diabetic and he drinks a whole glass of mango shake without flinching. So its difficult to explain why i am saying no to carrot juice.

My only advice is to NOT say it is because of diabetes but because u have developed some recent allergies. If they insist, make up some scary allergy symptoms which will scare them Its probably not fair that you have to lie because ppl dont understand, but its really difficult to explain diabetes even to most diabetics so making non-diabetics understand is going to be a crazy task (with no great results, as far as i have seen)

Have a lot of paneer. i usually love paneer tikka and then i praise it so much that they always make it again when i visit them

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Also, do u have eggs? There are a zillion ways to make eggs and so tasty! If you dont, the best bet is paneer and tofu. Incorporate it as much in ur diet as u can. And in these summers, top it with homemade buttermilk (masala buttermilk if u like it spicy).

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Also, do u have eggs? There are a zillion ways to make eggs and so tasty! If you dont, the best bet is paneer and tofu. Incorporate it as much in ur diet as u can. And in these summers, top it with homemade buttermilk (masala buttermilk if u like it spicy).
I eat almost everything and am quite adventurous foodie so that makes it not that difficult, but I do miss carbs. Nalli Nihari with crisp tandoori roti sounds so much better than Nalli Nihari without them.

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I totally agree! But it's just a phase. Once u go low carb, u will feel so good and energetic and healthy on them that when u have that small cheat meal, u won't feel so great. And I am not talking about guilt here. It's like brushing teeth after awhile. It's not something u love to do but u just don't feel so great without it!

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My husband and I love Indian food. He eats roti, nan, poori, and rice, but I skip those. Instead, I microwave cauliflower and smash it up a bit on a plate and then put the sauces and meat on that. I love lamb saag, which goes great over that.

When I first started, I also avoided popadum and samosas, but now I have a little of each and try to walk afterward.

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When eating at home, I make myself some almond naan. When eating out, I go without. But I will eat the inside of the veg samosa, and BF eats the shell, because I can't take the wheat.

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When eating at home, I make myself some almond naan. When eating out, I go without. But I will eat the inside of the veg samosa, and BF eats the shell, because I can't take the wheat.
Here almond meal is not that easily available. To make at home it is very costly. Wheat around 40 RS/KG.
Almond , any thing upward 600 RS-1000RS/KG depending on quality. The whole world has ganged up against us.

60 Rupees = 1 USD

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Well, then. What local nuts are cheap? Almond flour can be made from raw almonds, using a food processor or coffee grinder? So what's a good local substitute? You don't need as much if you're cooking for just yourself, so perhaps there's something that would work?

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Well, then. What local nuts are cheap? Almond flour can be made from raw almonds, using a food processor or coffee grinder? So what's a good local substitute? You don't need as much if you're cooking for just yourself, so perhaps there's something that would work?
I have come to the conclusion that it is futile to look for bread alternative here. Stick to high fat , some protein and abstain from any carb. I eat almond and walnut daily but to use them as flour is not affordable.

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