Vegetarian and wanting to give Atkins a go!

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  1. BREN

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    Hi all!

    Going to give Atkins a go however, I am vegetarian and just wanting to know a sample menu of the induction Phase that I could use. I've been on the website and looked at the sample menus and I also eat dairy and tofu, oh and ocassional fish when required.

    Do you find being a vege that it's harder to make up the 20gm of net carbs??

    Thanks

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    I dont eat bread, rice or pasta so no worries there.

    I eat fish( sometimes), cheese and tofu (high in Protein). I think that this might help. Also are you allowed the Atkins bars?? My knowledge is yes with most? Also is there a limit on your protein??

    Thanks for helping me out.

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    I think you may find it hard Bren, but good luck to you if you want to give it a go.
     
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    THANKS

    I AM DETERMINED! Going off now to try and write a sample menu for 1 day.

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    Well it's just over about 22 carb count if I have done it correctly?

    Breakfast 2 scrambled eggs with olives and cheese 0.7
    Cucumber + celery – 1.5
    Tuna and salad (lettuce, 1/3 of avocado, 1 cherry tom, mayo, onion, beetroot + mayo) – 8.5
    Atkins bar + coffee - 2
    Diet sprite (zero sugar) - 1
    Tofu and vege (broccoli, capsicum, onion, mushroom, mayo, balsamic vinegar) 6.4
    Cheese and capsicum – 2

    Not sure if I can start tomorrow as I dont have all the food. Was a little difficult to work out but think I might easily get used to it. Fingers crossed XX
     
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    I'm surprised you have beetroot there, I always thought it was quite hight in carbs being a root veggie Bren.

    Looks pretty good to me, it helps a lot if you can plan your next days eating.
     
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    Wonder if you could specify being vegetarian on the Tesco Diets Low Carb plan...Ditzee was saying that it provides menu plans for under 20g carb a day which would be perfect. Might be worth investigating?
     
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    Hi Bren - have you had a look at some of the low carb diet books and cookbooks aimed at vegetarians? Seems like you're not the first veggie to want a slice of the low carb action. Here's one which actually claims to be "an easy, meat-free answer to the Atkins diet" - there's also a recipe book by the same author.

    The Vegetarian Low-carb Diet: The Fast, No-hunger Weightloss Diet for Vegetarians: Rose Elliot: Amazon.co.uk: Books

    Your first day menu looks fine to me, but if you were looking for other ideas there are other books out there that aren't so meat-focussed as Atkins'. I am massively carniverous though so possibly not the best person to ask!
     
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    THANKS EVERYONE!

    I could easily cut out the beetroot Jim, good point. Going to start tomorrow as no right foods at home.... oops.

    And tonight I will post another couple of days worth. So many suggestions people keep them coming. Going book shopping after work me thinks!!!

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    LOL, that describes me to a T
     
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    Do i count my protein nett carbs?? The tofu and cheese? I know it's 4 ounces of cheese a day do I count this?
     
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    So I count everything I eat, protein, cheese, tofu, 3 cups of vege only one of non salad vege per day allowed, sauces yeah??

    Thinking about;
    b - scrammbled eggs + olives + avo
    s - celery
    l - tuna and alfa, lettuce, avo, cue
    s - coffee
    s - atkins bar
    d - tofu + 1 cup other veg + soy sauce (is this allowed?)

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    Yes Bren you count all your carbs less the fibre if it's not already deducted. I've been trying to find out what alfa is, I believe it's a grain?
     
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    Sprouts

    What does my plan above look like Jim??

    Just about to prepare it all. Nervous and hoping it will work.
     
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    looks good to me Bren!
     
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    Alfa is Sprouts.

    Just about to start chopping up, what does my plan above look like??
     
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    We posted at the same time Bren.

    It looks strange to me without the meat and fats, but legal enough.
     
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    yeah thought something weird happened then!

    Well just prepared lunch, snacks and bar. Breakie means I will have to get up earlier..... Dinner will mean I must keep my snack for after work but before dinner so I am not tempted to binge!

    Do you have cream in your coffee?? This concept sounds odd.

    Also I think the carb content will be under 20 so this means that I need to add something will cheese with my morning eggs be okay?

    Sorry for all the queries....

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    I drink black decaf Bren but cream would be good,

    Cheese may be a problem, whilst it's perfectly legal, it stalls some people on induction, it did me. You'll have to try it and see love.
     
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    I drink black decaf Bren but cream would be good,

    Cheese may be a problem, whilst it's perfectly legal, it stalls some people on induction, it did me. You'll have to try it and see love.
     
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