I'm a vegetarian and would like to go on a low carb (preferably no carb) diet. Currently I am getting about 200grams of protein from protein shakes and eggs. Until now I have been eating rice, noodles, etc. as my other food sources. These actually filled me up and gave me energy. I fear without carbs I will feel weak and unable to function.

It seems like no/low carb dieters get the majority of their calories from meats. As mentioned I am already taking 200grams of protein so that's not a problem. I just need foods that will keep me full and energized. What low/no carb vegetarian food options are there that will do this?

Also are fibrous carbs okay to eat on this type of diet? Like broccoli, cauliflower, and other greens (I heard they don't get absorbed and can be thought of as "free" foods)?

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    Focus on fats instead of protien. BTW, this question is off topic. Voting to close. – michael Aug 5 '12 at 19:24
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    Can you outline what fitness goals you are trying to achieve and how the very low/no carb diet will assist in that? – JohnP Aug 5 '12 at 22:53
  • @JohnP I'm just trying to lose body fat. I tried a low calorie diet many times before, the most recent one lasting about 4 months earlier this year. On it I lost about 20lbs but then plateaued and couldn't lose anymore. I wasn't exercising during this diet. Now I am doing tabata burpees for 4 min per day and attempting the low carb approach which I never tried before. I'm reading a book called "Why we get fat and what to do about it" and it makes some good points for the low carb diet. I will also start some weight training soon. – user3867 Aug 5 '12 at 23:31
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    Are you referring to the Ketone diet? If you are, its about high FATS, LOW protein, and pretty much zero carbs. Its great for rapid fat loss but cannot be considered a long term eating plan. – Mike S Aug 6 '12 at 1:16
  • @Mike S well the book I'm reading is more of a scientific study, it doesn't really outline a detailed diet. But yes I am looking for a long term plan. I don't want to take little protein because I am also interested in building mussel for which I will begin weight training soon. – user3867 Aug 6 '12 at 1:28