I am thinking about doing the low carb bootcamp but i am a little skeptical as I am a vegetarian and don't eat fish. I just wanted to see if other vegetarians have done bootcamp and interested on your thoughts of how you found it.
Hi Mama. I am a veggie and am on the current low carb bootcamp. It took a few days to get my head around but it's definitely possible. Slightly more limited on variety than the meat and fish eaters but fine.
My typical diet would be:
Breakfast: Greek yogurt with nuts /seeds / berries and cream maybe Or eggs of some sort. Either omelette with spinach / mushrooms and cheese or boiled eggs with half lidl protein roll
Lunch: Eggs if I didn't have them at breakfast Salad with cheese, avocado, loads of veg Homemade soup - brocolli and Stilton, cauliflower etc Or leftovers of previous days dinner
Dinner examples : cauliflower rice variations Saag paneer Cauliflower cheese Thai curry with tofu I often make a mix of low carb veg like courgette, mushroom, spinach fried in butter then add cream and Stilton. Gorgeous served with cauliflower rice Mixed veg or salad with halloumi Fathead pizza - Google it. It's fab!
Snacks: cheese, boiled eggs, olives. I've had the occasional bits of quorn but very little, and it's been the deli chicken style which I've rolled up with cheese and cucumber
I've lost 12 lb in 6 weeks. I feel really well on this way of eating. It may look a little limited but once you are eating like this you tend not to have the same cravings or think about food anywhere near as much, so I don't mind it being a bit repetitive. It's fuel now and not an obsession.
also worth looking at Rose Elliott 'low carb vegetarian diet' some good recipes in there. Good luck!
Just a quick note to add that if you were to do the low carb boot camp then there is a set of rules on the spreadsheet at the beginning - bananas and quinoa are not allowed on the bootcamp as too high in carbs.
Can I jump on here? I’ve been going to the gym 5-6 times per week for the past few months and lost a couple of inches but want to take it up a notch with a new way of eating as I am a terrible sugar and food addict... as a vegetarian I wasn’t sure if LCHF would be for me so watching with interest!