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21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 16-21 / Results

21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 16-21

Just like every challenge post has started, I am not a doctor, nor a nutritionist–just an almost 40 year old lady who created a challenge for herself.

NOW…

If you have been following along for my entire journey, you are aware that each update I have posted has consisted of 3 days per update.

THIS one is going consist of my last 6. Reason being, Days 16-18, were a mess. I was pre-lady time. I had 2 days of my hormonal migraine. I didn’t follow my plan of intermittent fasting nor did I eat the most nutritionally balanced meals and I snacked a lot!

I did keep track in my head of my net carbs. I did go over 40g net carb/day but DID NOT go over 50. I did; however, eat a lot of fat… to the point where I almost felt sick and could feel it coming out of my pores. Gross!

My cravings were intense and I did the BEST I could to manage them without eating something really bad like a pizza or ice cream.

While I’m still noticing inches go down, my weight went back up 2lbs so the Day 16-18 Update would have shown a 2lb gain meaning total weight loss -8lbs. The fact that I can see and feel progress means I’m not upset about this. 8lbs is a big deal and I’m going to continue to celebrate it. I want all of this to be real and not another thing that failed.


Day 19

Day 19 is supposed to be a 2MAD day but since I messed everything up on Days 16-18, I’m changing up the planned schedule a bit. Today & tomorrow I’m eating OMAD then Fasting Day 21.
Day 19 Keto Challenge

What I Ate Today:

BLK Bowl (Bacon, Lettuce, Kimchi)

  • Upton’s Bacon Seitan, 1serving (my package ingredients are different than what’s online so double check the carb content because it looks like newer products contain more….?)
  • Spinach, 109g (I sautéed half & left half raw)
  • Cauliflower Rice, 3/4c
  • Hellman’s Vegan Mayo, 1tbsp
  • Sunja’s Medium Spicy Kimchi, 2oz
  • Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds, 1/4c

Protein Smoothie

Initially I started mixing the 2 non-dairy milks because I ran out of one & had the other. What I realized when tracking the nutrition is I’m getting a better mix of micronutrients mixing the 2 so I’ve continued doing this…

Fat Bomb

  • Coconut Oil, 2tbsp
  • 1/8tsp orange extract
  • teeny tiny pinch of pure monk fruit sweetner

…I have been creating 0 net carb fat bombs in my head. I can’t decide if it’s the taste that throws me off or the thought of just eating straight coconut oil like this. I understand the chocolate ones can be like a PB cup but a) I’m not a huge chocolate fan & b) they are not 0 net carb. This one is edible but I have to say, the quest continues.

TOTAL NET CARBS: 20G


Day 20

What I Ate Today – OMAD:
Buffalo Tofu Bowl

Buffalo Tofu Bowl

  • Romaine, 129g (2 3/4c)
  • Tomato, 129g (1/4 of a medium tomato)
  • Spinach, 30g
  • Nutritional Yeast, 1/2tbsp
  • Extra Firm Tofu, 1/2block pressed
  • Earth Balance Butter, 1 1/2tbsp
  • Franks Red Hot Sauce, 2tsp
  • Celery, 1medium stalk
  • Kite Hill Ranch Dip, 1tbsp
  • Sunflower Seeds, 1tbsp
  • Sea Salt, 1/2tsp

NET CARB: 12.8G
Chia Protein Pudding

Chia Protein Pudding

NET CARBS: 7G

Fat Bomb

  • Coconut Oil, 2tbsp
  • PB2, 4g

This PB Fat Bomb was much more tasty but STILL so much straight oil…idk. Maybe they won’t be my thing. We’ll see.

NET CARBS: 1G

Supplements taken to balance electrolytes:

  • Nested Magnesium, 100mg
  • 3/4tsp sea salt & 1tbsp lime juice in 16oz water

TOTAL NET CARBS: 21G


Day 21

The LAST day of my challenge & I’m fasting!

Here’s the CRAZIEST thing. Now that my challenge is over and I’m fasting today, I have to think about food for tomorrow, of course.

Technically I Could Eat Anything I Want!

I have no desire to go eat bread of any sort, buy a pizza, get ice cream or something that I normally would be excited or tempted to eat after. You would think that taking an entire food group out(starchy carbs), I would want to. I have zero desires… I find this so interesting!

I think I also LOVE how good I feel and I don’t want to mess with that!

Supplements taken to balance electrolytes:

  • Nested Magnesium, 400mg
  • My Kind Organics Vegan D3, 2000IU
  • 1tsp sea salt, 1/4tsp NoSalt, & 1tbsp lemon juice in 28oz water
  • 1tsp sea salt, 1/4tsp NoSalt, & 1tbsp lemon juice in 28oz water

TOTAL NET CARBS: 0


RESULTS FOR DAYS 1-21:

TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS -11.6LBS

TOTAL INCHES LOST -10″

  • CHEST -2″
  • WAIST -4.5″
  • 2″BELOW BELLY BUTTON -2″
  • HIPS -1.5″

I am incredibly thankful for this challenge! I am proud of my results. I am proud of how I feel and the confidence I am gaining AND it’s been a fun new way of eating to play around with recipes. I messed up and learned a lot.

With all that said, I will link the post I’m creating on my pros & cons and tips & tricks to eating Vegan Keto and with how my overall Challenge went.

If you have made it this far with following me on this journey, THANK YOU!!!

My hope is you have found inspiration, new meal ideas and find strength in completing a challenge of your own; whether it be related to food, creativity, business, etc.

-Jen


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