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Vegetarian vs low carb

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dundermiflin Wed 20-Jun-18 07:14:58

I've been low carb for about 6 months (with occasional slip ups) and I've lost about 2 kilos. Probably the best part is I haven't continued to put on weight. But I'm not losing it like I would have hoped, and I fucking hate low carb food. I'm sick of eating meat and fat and all I think about is rice and pasta.

Has anyone been successful losing weight by eating vegetarian? I think I'd be happier cutting out meat, but I wonder if it's going to be a lot harder. At this point I feel stuck and like I'm never going to lose the weight.
I would obviously eat whole meal foods and not stuff myself with white rice.

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LordEmsworth Wed 20-Jun-18 07:27:41

Why does it have to be all or nothing? Why can't you just cut down the amount of meat you eat?

I have done it successfully but it's definitely harder if you are avoiding all meat and all fish.

LeapinLizards Wed 20-Jun-18 07:37:36

I have been doing low carb boot camp on MN since 1 Jan & have been vegetarian for nearly 3 decades. I'd say LC is completely doable as a veggie - loads of green veg & other LC veg, eggs, tofu, quorn, cheese & soya products. On bootcamp section of MN, there's a thread of vegetarian recipes that people recommend.

ArfArfBarf Wed 20-Jun-18 08:00:09

Do you mean vegetarian instead of low carb? I think it depends. For me I have no full signal for pasta and bread and the more I eat the more I crave. So low carb is the easiest diet for me to stick to. If you think you can eat carbs in moderation and keep your calories below your energy needs then you’ll lose weight.

lljkk Wed 20-Jun-18 20:51:53

isn't tofu low carb?
I just think food isn't meant to be exciting. I'd rather starve than eat lots of meat myself, so I do sympathise, but still, it's just fuel. Find a sort you can stand and if what you eat is boring you then do something that isn't eating.

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