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    Question Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Hi,

    I am having Type 2 Diabetes and I am planning to Conceive.
    I am overweight by 20 pounds. I have been on diet and doing exercises daily ( Yoga, Walking -1 hr ).
    Since my sugar levels are high the doctor asked me to take Insulin daily.

    I am strict vegetarian. I wont take Egg also.
    So could some one suggest me good Indian Vegetarian diet for weight loss and diabetes?
    I stopped taking rice completely due to increase in sugar levels.

    Below is the diet which I am following currently:

    Before break fast : 2 glass water, Fenugreek powder 1 tbsp.
    Breakfast 1 cup Mix vegetables or Vegetable soup. 2 spoons peanuts (soaked in water ), some times 2 idlis.
    Snack 2 Carrots, cup Broccoli, beans
    Lunch 1 Cup cracked wheat , Dal, yogurt, small fruit.

    Snack - Any fruits( Apple, Pears, grape fruit, Cantaloupe), some time cup of Tea ( with splenda).
    Dinner - Similar to Lunch
    Pre-Bed Snack - 1 cup of milk and/or fruit


    I doubt may be I have PCO . Yet to Diagnose.
    Please suggest more protein and less carb Indian food.
    I am really worried what to eat .how to reduce my weight.


    Thanks,
    Vasuk




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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    I would suggest adding in vegetarian sources of protein to your diet at every meal. the key to controlling sugar is to try and eat equal amounts of protein and carbs at each meal, which I did when I had gestational diabetes. Eating more protein than carbs will also help you lose weight faster. Add in excercise and you will definitely loose weight and also control your sugars.

    Breakfast Ideas - Soy Burgers with a slice of cheese, Quick Cook Oatmeal with low sugar soymilk, protein shakes, high fiber/protein bread with almond butter, special k high protein cereal with low sugar soymilk (I use westsoy low sugar vanilla flavor soymilk)

    Snacks - Fruit(apple, pear etc) with string cheese, poha with cheese melted added in, protein shakes, cup of buttermilk, moong sprouts, cup of soymilk

    Lunch/Dinner - Sprouted beans curry, soy nutrella curry, paneer curry,
    meatless meatballs (made from soy, found at trader's joe).

    Good Luck!

    Pooja

    Last edited by Happysoul1234; 11th October 2008 at 09:56 AM.

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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Thank you Pooja for the reply..

    I will make some changes in my diet taking more protiens.

    Thanks again..

    Vasuk


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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Hi
    You should avoid Carrot if u have high sugar...........Carrots has more sugar and is not good for Diabetic or IR

    Nirmiti
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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Hi

    Me too a hardcore vegetarian fan and have been a VEgan from time immemorial.

    Indian food tastes well and also is very healthy.

    Great food with great quality combines for a great experience




    Regards

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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Hi

    Simple and easy diet to follow :

    1. Morning : Drink 1 litre of water before even brushing ur teeth
    2. Wait 1 hr to have your normal breakfast no restriction except size(1/2 ur normal portion say 4 idlies is ur normal then take only 2 idlies ) have one fruit or cucumber
    3. Drink 1 cup of water ( 2 hrs after ur breakky)
    4. Have ur lunch ( 1 cup rice or 2 rotis , 1 tsp of any curry , 3-4 pieces of apple).
    5. Drink 1 cup of water ( 2 hrs after ur lunch )
    6. Have 1 cup of skim milk with 1 tsp of ghee.
    7 Drink 1 cup of water ( 2 hrs after ur milk).
    8. Have vegetable soup ( 1/2 onion , 1/2 carrot,2-3 piece of mushroom ,100gms of cabbage , salt and chilli pwd) [ fry onion with little oil once cooked , add carrot,mushroom ,cabbage and 2 cups of water - pressure cook for 2 whistle , add salt and chilli pwd ) . you can have this for two days at dinner time

    Have 30 mins of brisk walking only no other excercise required and 5 mins of staircase climbing .

    day 1 & day 2 soup
    day 3 & day 4 - dinner have cooked chickpea and onion salad.

    day 5 & day 6 - have soup
    day 7 & day 8 - chick salad

    do this for 3 months you will lose weight gradually and permanently . Let me know your feedback after 1 month. DO IT STRICTLY DONT CHEAT .


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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Dear Vasuk,

    I put on weight massively after my marriage due to family problems and work tension. It's lead me inbalance hormones problem last few years. And i decided to reduce my weight last year march.
    Now i have reduce 20 kgs..(just took my weight this morning)

    Pls try take LOW GI foods.... Here is the link The GI Diet - List of low GI foods
    It canl help u to control ur sugar and reduce weight too

    here is my rough diet plan, i'm also strict vegetarian, no egg. I also stop taking rice from May 2009 cause RICE is HIGH in GI...

    6.00 am - 1 litre of water
    7.00 am - fenugreek with warm water
    7.30 am - lemon with honey (take it 2 days once)
    8.30 am - 1 cup of cereal or 2 slice of bread
    11.00 am - 1 apple + tea (less sugar and use skim milk)
    1.00 pm - veggei soups or veggei steam or 1 capati or kichadi or
    green beans or sandwich or ragi mudde with yogurt
    4.00 pm - fruits + tea/soya
    7.00 pm - vegetable soup
    10.00 pm - 1 glass of skim milk

    --> Exercise - brisk walk at least for 45 mins and 15-20 minutes of yoga everyday
    --> Must drink at least 3 litre of water everyday
    --> no more fried foods like vada, samosa...etc
    --> preferable steam or boil or grill ur food....

    Good Luck and may god bless u !


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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Hi,

    If you have diabetes then you should start walking. Your diet looks good to me, probably after few days you might need to add more variations of food.

    Exercise will take away almost all your problems, diabetes will be controlled for sure. Start by investing little time and gradually increase your strength and training time.


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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Great info bambli.Thanks for sharing clearly the diet menu. Though i don't need a terrific weight reduction, working out for loss of 4-5 kgs and maintain thereon. Will try to follow a balanced diet.Thanks again


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    Default Re: Indian Vegetarian diet for Weight loss and Diabetes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindhuja View Post
    Great info bambli.Thanks for sharing clearly the diet menu. Though i don't need a terrific weight reduction, working out for loss of 4-5 kgs and maintain thereon. Will try to follow a balanced diet.Thanks again
    dear, i need to reduce more the 20kgs so i go for strict/serious diet. I got this diet plan from a qualified dietition and again checked with my gyne.

    since u just need to reduce 4-5kg, i suggest u take light foods like fruits or soups for dinner and do brisk walking for 30-45 days daily... i'm sure u will see the result very fast...

    now i have stop my strict diet... i hv started taking normal meals now but i dont eat rice till now. at nite, i either take soups or fruits..
    sometimes i lazy or tired to cook at nite (ihubby buy food outside... i'm bad wife),
    so i just drink oat cereal for dinner !
    i also do light exercise/yoga.. i m reducing 1-1.5 kgs in every two weeks now.

    hope above mention tips will help u dear !
    take care & Good luck !

    Last edited by Bambli; 11th January 2010 at 11:38 AM.

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