Can Vegetarians Do Keto?
Keto is not the one to differentiate between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The only measure of difference will be in terms of the protein you consume. So instead of meat, your protein will come in the form of paneer and it’s fancy friend, tofu. If you’ve been a vegetarian for a while, it’ll just be like any other day. Fair warning though, you might take some time to leave a few veggies behind since not all veggies are keto friendly.
But I am not exaggerating when I say, that you will not miss them for too long. A diet is only as boring as you make it. If you are worried that losing weight is about eating grilled paneer with no masalas, we do not do any of that nonsense over here in the keto world. Creamy Mughlai paneer, luscious Spicy Buttered Broccoli, and crispy & sizzling Bharwa Bhindi are only some of many finger lickin’ yummies I have in store for you. If you are not salivating, you are not vegetarian, just boring. Haha kidding. Or am I?
How Does Keto Work For a Vegetarian?
Let’s get science-y for a while. Our body requires 9 essential amino acids and guess what, paneer has not one or two but all nine of them. So protein synthesis is not just about the consumption of animal protein.
So now, you might be wondering if vegetarian keto plans are as successful as the non-vegetarian ones. And let me put an end to your worries by telling you that many of my vegetarian clients have accomplished their weight loss goals, and might I add, have totally smashed it! If you are still not convinced, it might be a good time to know that I too have been doing keto as a vegetarian since September, 2019. So welcome to the team!
If anyone dare tells you that you cannot do keto as a vegetarian, it is time to roll those eyes! If you are still riddled with doubts, brace yourselves for you are about to be hit by a truth bomb. You have got to stop looking for reasons for not doing keto. The only question you should be asking is ‘Will I do keto?’ A loud and clear YES is just a call away, to me of course.