on February 05, 2014
at 12:01 AM
The challenge is getting adequate protein, since most vegetarian sources of protein are also carbs. Legumes which are properly prepared (soaked, cooked, then cooled) MIGHT not knock you out of ketosis because of their resistant starch, but then it's not Paleo (if that's important to you?), and they can provide protein. You'll have to test to see how your body responds.
I would carefully limit/avoid soy and other phytoestrogens and add in olive oil, coconut oil, and perhaps avocado oil as your fats.
on February 04, 2014
at 09:34 PM
1) redefine coconut oil as a vegetable (come on now, if Ronald Regan said you could label ketchup as a vegetable, why not coconut oil?)
* avocados, red palm are fruit and not vegetables
** macadamias and coconuts are, well, nuts, not vegetables.
*** no gnomes were harmed in the writing of this post
For extra credit, replace step 1 with "1) redefine bacon as a vegetable"
on February 03, 2014
at 06:00 PM
Do you mean a keto-based vegetarian diet?
And nuts are hardly low-carb.
A ketogenic diet requires high-fat, and if you're only going to be relying on avocados and nuts, you probably won't be in ketosis at that point.
on February 03, 2014
at 04:54 PM
Avocadoes and avocado oil, olives and olive oil, coconut and coconut oil, almonds and almond butter, pecans, hazelnuts and hazelnut oil, macadamias and macadamia oil, walnuts.
All leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, watercress, etc.) are allowed since they are low-carb. Non-starchy vegetables, including cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kholrabi, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, mustard greens, collards, etc. are encouraged. Certain fruits are acceptable in moderation, like lemons, cucumbers, tomatoes, are fine as long as you don't overdo it. Certain root vegetables like turnips, jicama, radishes and celeriac are fairly low in carbs as well. Then there's mushrooms, which are also low-carb and great for making things nice and savory.
Always mix your veggies with some form of fat as you cook them and as long as they are low-carb, you have got yourself a vegetarian version of a keto diet. Oh and if you do eggs, eat lots of them as well.