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    Hi, I'm about to start this diet as a vegetarian and I'm a little bit nervous - I've been a vegetarian my whole life, but sometimes I eat fish for protein - I'll have a lot in the next 42 days, I think!

    I was wondering whether anyone has tried to have tofu at any point during the P2 VLCD? I know a lot of people are using bragg aminos and since they're made from soy, I was thinking that maybe some tofu would be ok?

    As to the above comments I also try to get food that hasn't been genetically modified, and I loathe Monsanto.
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    I use soy products and have no issues. I'm picky about my tofu and there is no way for me to cook it and still stay in protocol guidelines. I saw some say not to use soy products but I have read in other places that it is ok but you need to limit your intake. I try to only have a soy product for 1 protein substitute. I either have fish, eggs, and one day I'll try cottage cheese for the other protein. I have noticed huge cravings for protein and those days I'll eat some chicken ( free-range, no hormone, vegge feed, blahblahblah) I don't want to deprive my body of something it needs. Also, sometimes I adjust the serving amount because the calories & protein can be lower than meat protein. I do not get 500 calories on a regular basis, I average 400-450. Tofu is good because the carbs, calories are low and protein high but I'd watch the intake.




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    I'll definitely try to add some tofu in after a few days of fish and cottage cheese... regular protocol....

    I'd absolutely love to make myself some tofu stir-fry if I can keep it on protocol... maybe even figure out a substitute for thai tofu green curry... but I'd have to test out how I react to chili peppers and jalapenos because they're in the paste. I'll post a recipe if I make it through without a stall... I just wonder if I should have 100g of tofu in a recipe or if I should have 175g because that has the equivilent amount of protein to fish or cottage cheese?

    I can't believe I'm waiting until Tuesday to start.. but it's better in the long run. I'll be more prepared this way. :P
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    R1P2D10 - I'm a life-long vegetarian - 56 years to be exact. But, love my breads, pasta, cheese, oil and dairy - which is why I'm doing this. I have to have instant gratification, or it won't work for me. So far, being on my 10th day and down 13 pounds is pretty good for me! I am not having any problems making this work, obviously. I have a few tips if anyone wants them for your food and having numerous options. You MUST find either a health food store or a Seventh Day Adventist church. Call them and find out if they have a food store (most do). You want to purchase the following: WORTHINGTON FOODS brand of Vegetarian Burger (canned); Scallops (canned); Chick-etts (frozen roll). These are the best for me - you may find others to use. Just read the labels and make sure there are no sugars in them and check the fat content, which is pretty much -0- on these. I also do a protein shake every morning. I have to have protein 3x's a day. I'm still losing with amazing results so far. Here are some quick recipes:

    Taco Salad
    100 g. veggie burger
    tablespoon of your homemade salsa
    juice from your salsa
    2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

    use some of the juice from your salsa, plus the salsa to heat the veggie burger. Put it on your romaine lettuce and mix. Very Tasty!

    SCALLOP SOUP
    100 g scallops - diced very tiny (like 1/4 inch pieces)
    1 cup of your homemade vegetable broth (I make mine spicy w/cayene pepper)
    1 small zuchinni diced

    Heat all in a pan until zuchinni soft. enjoy.

    Chicketts Salad
    100 g chickett - sliced in strips - I make mine very thin strips
    2 cups romaine lettuce
    Vinagrette made with apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, water & stevia.

    I pack this for lunch in separate containers until ready to eat. Mix all together in one bowl when ready to eat.

    The Chicketts can also be made into a soup with the zuchinni, celery, onion, cabbage or any other vegetable you want. It comes in a small frozen roll. just slice off 100 grams and let your imagination run wild. Use like any other chicken recipes your find in your hCG recipes!

    The Veggie Burger looks horrible - but, I'll tell you what.....it's the best tasting stuff out there on the market! Even after you stop the diet - it's fabulous in the place of ground beef and all the meat eaters that taste it prefer it after the initial shock of learning it's not meat! So, use it in your chili, lasagna, pastichio, stuffed peppers, tacos, etc.

    The Scallops are just a scallop shaped substitute packed tightly in a can. Pry them all apart and use in any seafood or chicken recipe as a substitute. Once off the diet, they are delicious dipped in eggwash, flour, eggwash then panko crumbs and fried til light brown. nice and crunchy dipped in a mayonaise/dill pickle combo. Whoops, that part is hCG friendly, but, good for later.

    I just bought some Shiratake (Miracle) Noodles to try. I will put a very small amount of the angel hair noodles in my soup and see how that tastes. I nervous about the noodles though. Have read some great reviews on taste/texture and some god awful reviews! I do know they smell like fish and are rubbery - you have to wash them for at least 5 minutes and cook for quite awhile - preferabbly in a broth with asian like flavors. Most people say they taste like crap with pasta sauces - they ARE NOT pasta!! nowhere close, so don't think they are before you buy them. you will be very disappointed. from what I've gathered, think more on the asian food line for recipes.

    Hope that helps some of you out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudRa View Post
    Make sure to read the veggie burger ingredients. I noticed only the Original Boco burgers contain the right combination of protein, calories & carbs. Some of the patties will contain a blend of veggies or beans and I would stay away from those. I am trying to stay between 25-50 grams of protein a day. I can have a little more food (protein) because the calories are less and I need to eat more to achieve the right amount of protein. YAY!
    I agree with you about targeting the protein for sure. I'm curious about by what standard you are using when you mention only Original Boca Burgers are within diet for us. I'm just looking for more info.
    If I use the Prinster book, it's not a starch if it's less than 13 (or 15, depends on where she mentions it) grams or carb p/serving. If I use the Soy Zone by Sears, he says you can count a food as a protein as long as it has at least twice as much protein as carbs. (As you guys already know, fat content is less important to us than the starch and sugar.) By those descriptions, they allow many more products.
    I have nothing against Boca--or Quorn, for that matter--I think they are tasty--but they aren't labeled as kosher and Morningstar are--and that's important if I am going to stay on the diet.
    Thanks Ohiochick, for reminding me about Worthington, cause most (if not all) of their products are kosher, too!



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    Quote Originally Posted by VeggieMama View Post
    I agree with you about targeting the protein for sure. I'm curious about by what standard you are using when you mention only Original Boca Burgers are within diet for us. I'm just looking for more info.
    If I use the Prinster book, it's not a starch if it's less than 13 (or 15, depends on where she mentions it) grams or carb p/serving. If I use the Soy Zone by Sears, he says you can count a food as a protein as long as it has at least twice as much protein as carbs. (As you guys already know, fat content is less important to us than the starch and sugar.) By those descriptions, they allow many more products.
    I have nothing against Boca--or Quorn, for that matter--I think they are tasty--but they aren't labeled as kosher and Morningstar are--and that's important if I am going to stay on the diet.
    Thanks Ohiochick, for reminding me about Worthington, cause most (if not all) of their products are kosher, too!


    During P2 fat is very important we are suppose to have as close to zero as possible. Just thought I would let you know






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    Thanks, tryingtomakeit, just as a clarification: I'm just thinking ahead--I'm only talking about adding the ****ogs for P3. I'm on day 38 of P2 (vegetarian version--eggs and cottage cheese) and just thinking about what I need for the fridge for next week.




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    Oh ok Veggiemama.... Then yes you need no statches (beans, breads, rice etc) no sugar, fat doesn't matter but healthy fat is aways better like olive oil. I am thinking of cooking up some veggies burgers in a little olive oil. Nuts are fine but be careful as you add them back in to make sure you are not sensitive. HCG coach has a vey cool list of starchy foods on her website for P3. If you et cheese you can slowly add that back in. I also plan on doubling my protien shakes during P3 and then eating all the fruits and veggies I want.






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  9. #33
    I've been doing P2 as a vegetarian, but I've been using a combination of Morningstar and Quorn products and I've lost 8 1/2 pounds so far.

    Veggiemama, Worthington's sister company is Loma Linda, if you find products under that name. Just so you know.

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    Monday what Morningstar products are you using?
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    Ht: 5' 5.5" 145lbs

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    Debra,

    I use the Turk'y Burger, Chik'n Burger, Veggie Crumbles, and their Brekfast Patty. I just bought some Sausage Crumbles today, so I'll switch it up a bit with those too.
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    Hi Everyone!

    Thanks for all the great ideas and info. I'm also a Vegetarian and will be getting started tomorrow as my loading day. So excited to get this weight off.
    Tina
    Vegetarian - Start loading P2 on Feb 28th Round 1

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