Vegetarian Low Carb Living
I have been on the low carb high fat (or banting) bus for a few years now and countless people have scrunched up their faces in utter confusion while they try to figure out how one could not only not eat meat, but also not eat carbs. I find this quite entertaining and because I am so passionate about how the low carb lifestyle completely changed the way I look, feel and think about food, I launch into my monologue about how I came upon this lifestyle and why it works for me. To me it is pure logic – however some people need a bit more convincing. So read on for more about low carb vegetarian and vegan possibilities.
The Low Carb Lifestyle is Seriously Misunderstood!
Whenever there is any interest in a trend or new idea, there always seems to be a myriad of information popping up all over the internet from gazillions of different sources. It is our responsibility to wade through all the rubbish and hype in order to discover the facts.
Some of this hype and false information surrounding the low carb lifestyle is that it encourages incorporating larger amounts of proteins (read meat) into your diet… in fact, I have often heard people say things like “banting is easy – you just eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner“! This is not the case and never has been and I have been insisting that people acquaint themselves with the facts of low carb living before making the decision to take the step of adopting this way of life.
Is it even possible to attempt a low carb vegetarian lifestyle? What about a low carb vegan lifestyle?
The idea was never to increase protein intake, but rather to decrease carbohydrates and increase (good and healthy) fats. The basic principle is to make sure that your body has enough fuel (fat) to sustain itself, and I have found that this is not only possible, but quite easily achieved with a low cab vegetarian – or vegan – diet.
It really is a mindset change. And the Low Carb vegetarian lifestyle can lead to some serious creativity in the kitchen, if you know just know the basics of what you can include in your diet. From there you can create a lot of unique and delicious dishes and surprise your friends and family with yummy, healthy, nutritious Low Carb vegetarian feasts!
Here is one of my best Low Carb vegetarian dishes
But what about Low Carb Vegan Protein?
Low carb protein can be obtained through supplements like Myprotein Pea Protein Isolate. This 100% GMO free, vegan-friendly protein supplement contains only 0.5 grams of carbs and a whopping 21 grams of protein per serving! Plus it is free of gluten, lactose and dairy!
So whether you are a meat-eater, pescatarian, vegetarian or even follow a vegan lifestyle, you can still try the low carb high fat lifestyle without making too many changes to your current protein intake.
I decided to put together this low carb vegetarian cheat sheet list, which includes low carb vegan options too, as an easy go-to reference guide to help me when I forget how many options are actually available to me.
I hope that you will find it easy to use and I encourage you to print it out and display it on your fridge or save it on your phone to use as a quick reference shopping list when going shopping. You can also use these ingredients when looking for swap outs for recipes or even when creating your own recipes.
A great way of taking control of your eating habits is to plan your meals in advance. Try my free printable meal planner available on my Freebies page. You need only sign up by email for unlimited access to lots of free printable and resources.
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