Vegetarian

AttaGirl1969
By AttaGirl1969 Latest Reply 2014-01-27 20:48:48 -0600
Started 2014-01-16 12:01:08 -0600

I was diagnosed about 15 years ago, recently, along with my weight, my sugars have gotten completely out of control, so my doctor suggested going on a vegetarian diet. I've found some awesome recipes that I really like. Although I haven't tried it, I found one for tofu that sounds great. It's cheaper than meat based recipes, of course.
Anyway, is anyone here adopted this type of eating habit and how is it working for you?


6 replies

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-01-27 20:48:48 -0600 Report

how are you eating your tofu? may I suggest stir fried?
extra firm well pressed tofu marinated in some low sodium soy sauce w/ ginger. garlic, sesame oil and a little brown sugar. stir fry with snow peas, thinly sliced carrots and onion … mmm … maybe with a little pink or brown rice . that's good eatin'!

AttaGirl1969
AttaGirl1969 2014-01-27 17:03:12 -0600 Report

Update… Tofu is nasty. I miss beef. I REALLY miss chicken. But I'm sticking to it. Except Saturday, which is my birthday. I'm gonna have a glass of wine with a steak and piece of cake. LOL! No, seriously.

Bekah Nikole
Bekah Nikole 2014-01-17 06:44:17 -0600 Report

I didn't go full on vegetarian, however the majority of what I eat is veggies. I've thought about it before, but it would not be easy for me because of my clotting disorder. I try my best to stick to 50 percent veggies, 25 percent lean meat and 25 percent starch. I seem to have better days though when I skip the starch completely or go for a complex one. Go for it add the recipes into your cookbook and try them out, even if you don't go all the way you'll have more meals you enjoy down on paper. If course double check with more than just your doctor, it's easy enough for them to give you the idea, but another thing to make sure you still get everything your body needs.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-01-16 18:26:34 -0600 Report

Howdy Atta
I am an omnivore rather than a vegetarian. I eat meat, and plenty of it. I must as I also with my T2 I also have stage 5 Kidney disease and need dialysis. I need protein to maintain my weight and health.
The protein selcctions from the vegetable kingdom is forbidden to me by my dialysis eating plan due to high potassium and phosphorus content in the beans (including soybeans - tofu) and nuts.

I had considered going vegetarian at one point and looked into following the stictures of said diet, but I found that one needed to make sure one got all the nutrients necessary for health. The biggest hurdles was getting complete proteins (some amino acids are lacking in the vegetable proteins) and also getting enough iron.

Before you embark on such a eating regimen please take some time to review what Mayo Clinic has to say about this ~ http://www.mayoclinic.org/vegetarian-diet/art... and here is another take on this subject ~ http://voices.yahoo.com/health-dangers-watch-...

Unfortunately MDs are notorius for lack of training in nutrition, so maybe take Doc's recommendation with a grain of salt,

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-01-16 18:22:51 -0600 Report

I started eating mostly vegetarian a year ago (I eat fish one or twice a week). I lost 75 pounds and my A1C is at 5.9 … so working for me

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