Even if you consume less calories, it doesn’t guarantees that you will start losing weight. With limited choice of foods, and knowing that your body needs to get certain things, for example protein, vegans have limited choice of diets they could try. Considering the fact their meals are mostly based on grains and dairy substitutes, they have to find a balance.
Taking care about sufficient intake of protein, mineral and vitamins sometimes may end up with taking too much carbohydrate. Since all carbohydrates end up being blood sugar, or glucose, it’s not strange that vegans may gain weight easily. Another problem is they consume larger quantities of food, and if something is missing in their organism, and often is, they will feel hungry.
Your body is set up to use glucose as a primary source of fuel. When you want to lose weight, you have to cut calorie intake, to force your body to use its reserves. Glucose reserves are small, and they will be soon gone and the body will start using fat reserves. Unfortunately, it will use fats from all areas of the body, but not so much those placed on your belly, because that’s how it works.
The best thing about ketosis is that you lose fat from your belly, and this type of fat is hard to lose using different types of diets. When it ketosis, the body starts releasing fat acids from fat cells reserves, and it uses these fat acids as a fuel, instead of using glucose. The most difficult thing for vegans here is to consume enough protein during this process.
Anyway, there are a few simple rules about what you should and what you should not eat while on keto diet. First, you should get up to 70 percent of your calorie intake from fats. You can use coconut oil, olive oil, avocado etc. For this purpose, as well as different nuts and previously soaked seeds. Considering the fact that you have to cut carbohydrates to a minimum, choose low-carbs vegetables.
Here are some examples of different low carbs vegetables, for example spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, cucumber and zucchini. Fruits contain high levels of carbs, and you should stop eating most of them. You should also stop eating tubers, grains and all other things that contain higher amounts of carbohydrates.
So, what can you eat while on keto. You can eat milk substitutes and vegan meats, but be careful not to get too much carbs when you add it all together. Learn more about hidden carbs in different foods first, and organize your meals to get 35 to 50 grams of carbs max. Try to base it mostly on leafy greens, and make sure you are getting enough minerals and vitamins.
Vegan Lifestyle Weight Loss Plan