For all my vegetarian friends, who are scared to start the keto diet, thinking that is difficult or impossible? My reply to you is – It is not impossible. It is similar to the non veg diet, however the options do seem limited as we are not used to having food like this. I have many friends who have successfully been on keto and have lost significant weight. Just remember the following three things and you are set!!
1. Keep experimenting with the veggies:
In my meal plan, being a true Punjabi I have incorporated a lot of cottage cheese dishes. However, you can easily replace cottage cheese with mushrooms or Eggplant or zucchini.
2. Make Cheese your best friend:
Have cheese in whatever form you want to, cheese dips, cheese fondue, cheese filling, cheese crackers etc. whatever suits your taste buds. It will help in keeping you satiated for a long time and ensure that the fat content is met.
3. Know your vegetables:
Keto friendly vegetables which are easily available in India are – Broccoli, Mushroom, Eggplant, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Spinach, Cabbage, Lady finger, Avocado and Zucchini. You may have Carrot, Pumpkin, Onion, Ginger and Tomato in limited quantities.
The Indian – vegetarian Keto meal plan is as follows:
I agree it is difficult, but so is any other diet. The mantra is to “Keep calm and Keto On”. Do pour in your ideas for meals, it will help my friends a lot 🙂
Till then Keep Calm & Keto On 🙂