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A few people contacted me after my spectacular beginning last week and wanted to know what I am eating. Karen wanted to know if you can do this if you are a vegetarian.
You sure can.
The program is a high protein, low GI carbohydrate (carb) nutritional plan. It isn't all protein (nothing like the Atkins diet). They really encourage you to eat LOTS of vegetables, three times a day. And you have some low GI, high energy carbs like basmati rice at each meal too. The other three meals/snacks are protein shakes (with added oats) or a protein bar. There is no measuring involved. You just let your appetite do the talking.
The focus of the program is balancing protein and carbs. You can eat any lean proteins. Lean beef, chicken or pork or fish or egg whites or legumes or tofu or TVP. It is about healthy protein choices, so no processed stuff just clean, whole foods. It isn't all about meat.
I realised this week that my previous diet was so carb loaded that I didn't really stop to eat much protein at all. The fact that I was vegetarian for about 15 years and can't digest red meats has contributed to this I suppose. The addition of protein at each meal has been the biggest change for me in the make-up of my meals. Maybe my high-carb, low protein diet has been the reason for my struggle with my weight?
I am loving the Food Patrol program. I feel strong. I feel in control of what goes into my mouth.
So tell me, do you eat protein at every meal? How do you like to prepare it?
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*For those interested in the fine print, I now weigh 80.6kg.