The Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet

By Joe Leech, Authority Nutrition | June 6, 2015

Cutting back on carbs is not very complicated. Just replace the sugars and starches in your diet with vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and fats.

Conventional low-carb diets rely heavily on meat, which makes them unsuitable for vegetarians. However, this does not need to be the case. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Seems pretty straightforward, unless you don’t eat meat. Conventional low-carb diets rely heavily on meat, which makes them unsuitable for vegetarians.

However, this does not need to be the case. Everyone can follow a low-carb diet, even vegetarians and vegans.

Here’s how to do it:

Why Low-Carb?

In the past 12 years, at least 23 studies have shown that low-carb diets can help you lose weight (without calorie counting).

One of the main reasons is that these diets can significantly reduce appetite, making you eat fewer calories without having to consciously try to eat less (1, 2).

Low-carb diets also improve health in other ways.

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