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Protein on vegetarian LCHF diet

Assuming that an adult male requires 2000 calories of energy per day, one needs to consume about 100 gm of proteins every day based on 60:20:20 break up. The problem with veg diet is that even the foods supposedly high in proteins, like lentils/pulses,nuts, legumes etc.  have much higher or almost equal carb content. So where do vegetarian LCHFers get their protein from? Is whey protein a good option? Please share your experiences/thoughts on this.

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Thanks Mr. Anup. I know that you are a non vegetarian, and do not need protein supplements as such. But do you know of any good(and economical) whey products? The ones I found on Amazon are a bit expensive.

You sustained ketosis with vegetarian diet for some time. Does ketogenic diet have room for 100 gm proteins a day?

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Talking of grain/pulses free diet, I completed a week on LCHF today. And I have not consumed grains/pulses from day one, and didn't crave for them either. :-)

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I am taking only one meal every day, in the evening, comprising of leafy vegetable preparations like palak paneer, methi chaman, sarso ki saag etc. loaded with butter, and cucumber raita (with few pieces of tomato) made with full cream yogurt, some tender coconut cream, and cheese. 

No lunch. 

Breakfast at about 10:00 am is a fistful(~25 in number) of soaked almonds, followed by a mug of modified bullet proof coffee containing cocoa, coffee, 40-50 ml VCO and 20-30 gm butter. This keeps me full and energized throughout the day, till the evening meal. 

No cravings, no feeling of being drained out at any time of the day. Never expected an abrupt transition (all three meals, and grain free at a time) to LCHF would be so smooth. :-)

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Jingale

The diet you are taking is similar to the diet i take.

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Great! Are you taking any protein supplement?

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@jingale

I'm not taking any protein powder nor am i advising anybody to take them.

They are costing about 800 to1000 rs/ kg. In that price one can get more protein from the sources like peanuts, dry fruits, eggs, nonveg food etc

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due to cataract surgery doctor put me on insulin(10 units bed time) from 1st oct15 and the surgery was done on nov25th(left eye) and dec23rd(right eye) i continued till jan end and started reducing the dose 2 units every week.then i stopped the insulin completely from feb end.now i am only on metformin 850mg(after break fast) and following LCHF diet.now i am very happy about my readings and total over all health.thanks to the forum members for educating me regarding LCHF.please continue to support the members like me. 

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Now I will not turn back to original diet since lchf is helping me a lot. I am waiting for the day to stop the metformin also. I hope I will get there with all your support

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100% true

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