Fancy Giving The Vegan Keto Diet a Try?
Ever wondered if it’s possible to take up the VERY popular Ketosis diet and intergrate it with your Vegan lifestyle?
Well it’s not without it’s challenges and it may not be for everybody. However, if you’re curious and are wanting to give a it a shot, we’ll help answer some of your questions through this blog.
If you’re reading this, chances are you – you know what the Keto diet entails and you’ve heard of some personal benefits from people partaking in it. So we’ll skip the basics and head straight to the dual diet – vegan keto.
Many of you would definitely think of vegan keto and automatically say “Oh no, that would be so difficult, is it even possible without starving yourself?!” Traditionally, the keto diet for non vegans would consist of ALOT of meat and dairy. As the diet focuses on consuming high fats and very low carb intake. So, with saying that.. can you start a keto diet without eating any animal products?
Now, there are mixed feelings across the board regarding a keto, vegan diet. This blog isn’t to encourage or discourage anyone from trying this out for themselves. We will only be explaining what it is and HOW you can try this die out for yourself while trying to maintain your nutrient levels.
Trying out this diet may be suitable for you if you are wanting to shed weight, whilst still upholding your vegan lifestyle.
Vegan diets, have been shown to lower the risk of various chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. People who adopt vegan diets also tend to lose more weight than those who include animal products like meat and dairy in their diets. (Ruled Me. 2021.)
Research on keto dieting has uncovered incredible benefits as well. Overall, the keto diet has been found to: (Ruled Me. 2021.)
- promote significant weight loss
- decrease heart disease risk
- reduce insulin resistance
- enhance brain health
- aid in the treatment of various health conditions (including polycystic ovary syndrome, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease)
The macronutrient levels for this diet are approximately: (PubMed Central, 2021)
- Fat: 55–60%
- Protein: 30–35%
- Carbohydrates: 5–10%
Things you may want to look at eating:
- Lupini Beans
- Protein Powder
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Almond butter
- Olive Oil
- Occasional ‘Beyond Meat’ products
HOT TIPS – To ensure the best experience when experimenting with this diet:
- Eat loads of low carb vegetables!
- Get at least 70% of your calories from plant-based fats.
- Consume around 25% of your calories from plant-based proteins.
- Supplement with nutrients that you may not be getting enough of
Happy experimenting! Remember, certain diets or lifestyle changes may not work for you but do for others. However, experimenting with different types is how you find what works for YOU!
*This is not medical advice from any professionals, just personal experience references*