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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.

I was talking to a friend of mine who told me that vegetarians are at risk for diabetes.

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.

Can someone please straighten this out for me?

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Low-fat vegan diets are healthy for diabetes. I think your friend might be listening to Atkins/low-carb nonsense.

http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/diabetestwo

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...r-vegetarians/

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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You can always switch to whole wheat pasta. Whole grains are better for blood sugar levels.
True. But I like the white pasta better.

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Low-fat vegan diets are healthy for diabetes. I think your friend might be listening to Atkins/low-carb nonsense.

http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/diabetestwo

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...r-vegetarians/

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.
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.
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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