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moosha 03-08-2019 04:55

Thinking of going vegetarian
 
I am considering going mostly vegetarian. I have breakfast and lunch covered, but not sure what to do about dinner. I am concerned about not feeling full without my usual chicken legs. What can I replace the chicken with? Any tips?

itissteve 03-08-2019 13:01

You can replace it with anything else you eat. "Breakfast food" and "dinner food" are just social constructs. No reason why you can't eat a variation of what you eat for another meal.

div2live 03-08-2019 14:09

Be very careful, I had an associate who decided to go vegetarian. Within a few month he ended up in the hospital an darn near died! I wish I understood what is did wrong, but I know, you have to really understand the do's and don't's to be successful.

I would also think, being a diabetic would add another layer of complexity that needs to be well understood...

Cassie2922 03-08-2019 16:36

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Originally Posted by moosha (Post 1317487)
I am considering going mostly vegetarian. I have breakfast and lunch covered, but not sure what to do about dinner. I am concerned about not feeling full without my usual chicken legs. What can I replace the chicken with? Any tips?

Moosha, a few nights a week I make hearty soups that use chicken broth. Soups are filling and healthy, and you can even use vegetable broth if you want.

Serve with a side salad and keto cornbread.

Cricket 03-13-2019 17:30

I live a KETO lifestyle simply because it works for ME.

I think it is good to explore what works for YOU.

I have known some vegetarians who successfully follow a KETO lifestyle as well.
https://www.veggieboards.com/article...the-keto-diet/

xring 03-13-2019 20:11

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Originally Posted by div2live (Post 1317493)
Be very careful, I had an associate who decided to go vegetarian. Within a few month he ended up in the hospital an darn near died! I wish I understood what is did wrong, but I know, you have to really understand the do's and don't's to be successful.

I would also think, being a diabetic would add another layer of complexity that needs to be well understood...

A vegetarian diet may add complexity for a diabetic, but I highly doubt your associate's hospitalization had anything to do with a vegetarian diet. Most likely an unrelated illness or condition.

moosha 03-13-2019 20:15

Thanks everyone for all your input. I have decided agsinst going vegetarian. I remember the last time I tried it, it was way too expensive and I never felt full, so it's definitely better for me to stay high fat low carb.

div2live 03-13-2019 20:43

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Originally Posted by xring (Post 1317595)
A vegetarian diet may add complexity for a diabetic, but I highly doubt your associate's hospitalization had anything to do with a vegetarian diet. Most likely an unrelated illness or condition.

Not true, I knew him very well as we coached together. I also knew his doctor, he was screwed up because of lack of protein....he was really sick and out for some time...

He also was in top physical condition

Runnerguy 04-18-2019 03:16

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Originally Posted by div2live (Post 1317599)
Not true, I knew him very well as we coached together. I also knew his doctor, he was screwed up because of lack of protein....he was really sick and out for some time...

He also was in top physical condition

A variety of healthy diets can be used to address type 2 diabetes. A properly-planned vegetarian diet is among these options.

The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association have both stated that properly-planned vegetarian diets can reduce the risk and/or severity of diabetes. Kaiser Permanente health insurance recommends whole foods plant based diets as part of the treatment of diabetes

A Registered Dietitian can help you to plan a sensible, satisfying diet (vegetarian or otherwise) that will help you to manage your diabetes. Your physician can refer you to a Registered Dietitian.

Runnerguy 04-18-2019 03:20

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Originally Posted by moosha (Post 1317597)
Thanks everyone for all your input. I have decided agsinst going vegetarian. I remember the last time I tried it, it was way too expensive and I never felt full, so it's definitely better for me to stay high fat low carb.

You certainly don't have to be vegetarian - there are various dietary options for managing diabetes. However, being vegetarian shouldn't be expensive. Vegetarian diets are based on beans/legumes (very high in fiber, and recommended by the American Diabetes Association and Diabetes UK), fruits, non-starchy vegetables, low-GI root vegetables, and with the options of dairy and egg foods. None of these foods are expensive.


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