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I have been a vegetarian for about 20 years. Lately I have been gaining weight because I have been eating too many carbs. I love pasta. So I am cutting that out and I am going to increase more vegetables.<br><br>
I was talking to a friend of mine who told me that vegetarians are at risk for diabetes.<br><br>
I mean if you are eating just sugar and carbs, I can see that happening. But my friend told me it had to do with insulin levels.<br><br>
Can someone please straighten this out for me?<br><br>
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She's an idiot.<br><br><a href="http://www.diabetes-diabetic-diet.com/vegetarian_diet_and_diabetes.htm" target="_blank">http://www.diabetes-diabetic-diet.co...d_diabetes.htm</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>River</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2967175"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
She's an idiot.<br></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> That sums it up nicely.
 

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She's an idiot.<br><br><a href="http://www.diabetes-diabetic-diet.com/vegetarian_diet_and_diabetes.htm" target="_blank">http://www.diabetes-diabetic-diet.co...d_diabetes.htm</a></div>
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It is a he.<br><br>
Thanks for the link. So I am going to be eating more cruciferous vegetables and cutting out the carbs.<br>
Too bad. I love pasta.
 

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Low-fat vegan diets are healthy for diabetes. I think your friend might be listening to Atkins/low-carb nonsense.<br><br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/diabetestwo" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/diabetestwo</a><br><br><a href="http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/meal-planning-for-vegetarians/" target="_blank">http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...r-vegetarians/</a><br><br>
I love pasta, too. I could live on Mac Daddy from Veganomicon. I wouldn't worry so much about cutting out pasta unless you truly can't control yourself around it. Try limiting yourself to no more than a one-cup serving. That's a pretty generous and filling amount. Eat a big salad with it and skip the garlic bread or bread sticks. If you're truly worried about getting too many carbs from pasta, there are low-carb pastas out there. Dreamfields pasta is good. You might look up their website and see if they have a store locator so you can find it in your area.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>amhappy1</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2967213"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You can always switch to whole wheat pasta. Whole grains are better for blood sugar levels.</div>
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True. But I like the white pasta better.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Low-fat vegan diets are healthy for diabetes. I think your friend might be listening to Atkins/low-carb nonsense.<br><br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/diabetestwo" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/diabetestwo</a><br><br><a href="http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/meal-planning-for-vegetarians/" target="_blank">http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...r-vegetarians/</a><br><br>
I love pasta, too. I could live on Mac Daddy from Veganomicon. I wouldn't worry so much about cutting out pasta unless you truly can't control yourself around it. Try limiting yourself to no more than a one-cup serving. That's a pretty generous and filling amount. Eat a big salad with it and skip the garlic bread or bread sticks. If you're truly worried about getting too many carbs from pasta, there are low-carb pastas out there. Dreamfields pasta is good. You might look up their website and see if they have a store locator so you can find it in your area.</div>
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thanks. What do you all do for protein? I pretty much stick to beans and the greens.
 

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What do you all do for protein? I pretty much stick to beans and the greens.</div>
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Beans and greens are good. I have them a lot. "Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow-Cooker" and "Rice and Spice" have lots of good and healthy bean recipes. Look them up on Amazon or try to get them from your local library.
 

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I have been a vegetarian for about 20 years. Lately I have been gaining weight because I have been eating too many carbs.</div>
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How do you know that is the reason for your weight gain? It could be something else.
 

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I saw this on the news just the other day: <a href="http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/12/study-red-and-processed-meats-linked-to-type-2-diabetes/" target="_blank">http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/1...pe-2-diabetes/</a>
 

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True. But I like the white pasta better.</div>
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Check this out!<br><br><a href="http://ronzonismarttaste.newworldpasta.com/" target="_blank">http://ronzonismarttaste.newworldpasta.com/</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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How do you know that is the reason for your weight gain? It could be something else.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> Age being one of them. New medication.
 
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