Are you vegetarian for any personal reason? Would you consider including other protein sources such as those from whey protein, or eggs?
Maybe you could also look into a protein supplement to include with your regular meal, in a shake for example.
Fruits are high in sugar.
I would be looking into eating a low carb and/or ketogenic diet. It is possible to do this even if you are vegetarian, but will need quite a lot of work on food preparations and research. If you also don't eat beans this will make getting more protein challenging due to most plant foods being quite low protein.
Thank you for this information!!! I am a vegetarian for personal reasons. I absolutely LOVE vegetables and have been told that my good cholesterol is super high because of this. I've looked into protein shakes since reading your post. I think I might try the Herbalife brand. Those darn beans - I wish I liked them better - LOL! I'll eat them in soups or chili in the winter, though.
Glad I could give you some direction ideas. Wishing you well!
Is it the taste of beans you dislike or the texture? I don't like the texture, so I puree beans to add to things to up my protein.
Both Dr Mark Hyman MD and Neal Bernard claim plant based eating will reverse diabetes. That is both type 1 and 2. Plus no matter how advanced the diabetes is. Of course the worse the diabetes the more effort is needed. However any degree of the disease can be reversed with this type of eating.