21 Day Vegan Lady Keto Intermittent Fasting Challenge
To preface, I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT a nutritionist. This is ONLY an experiment for a vegan lady who struggles to lose weight. This is an experiment of motivation, of pushing myself to be consistent and of wanting to be on the right path to make my 40th Birthday(January2020) be the happiest with how I feel and look.
For years, I have ate all kinds of ways with the vegan diet. I went from the transition vegan meats, cheeses & butters to whole food plant based with no oil and then back around again. In all honesty, I feel embarrassed for being the vegan who is overweight.
I 100% Did Not Go Vegan For The Hopes Of Weight Loss
I 100% did it for the animals and for peace within my heart of knowing I was doing my best to not contribute suffering to another being.
In the almost 8 years I have been vegan and 12 years since I’ve eaten meat, my weight has stayed in the same 10-15lb range.
Never Going Lower
There have been other factors that contribute to no adjustment as well, like stress(BIG ONE) which has led to moments of emotional binging.
With All That Said
I am giving myself the challenge of Vegan Keto and Intermittent Fasting for 21 Days.
In January 2019, I did try a couple weeks of Vegan Keto and had success but my face broke out SO bad that I quit. I had been eating Whole Food Plant Based. To go from whole foods w/ no oil to loads of oil with processed vegan meats, cheeses & butters, my body was like gross! I felt amazing with the clearest head and was losing weight but my face said, um no! So I quit.
This go around, I have been playing around with all kinds of food in making my VeggL recipes, trying new vegan products and just not giving a (blank), so my body/skin is now used to having the extra oils. Crossing my fingers this isn’t an issue again.
What Are The Challenge Details?
21 Days eating Vegan Keto and Intermittently Fasting throughout. The calendar is below with the specifics. I do better with a thought out plan and as Mr. VeggL knows, I LOVE a Calendar. Ha!
Vegan Keto includes eating 20-40 net carbs/day. (Net Carbs=Total Carb Grams-Fiber Grams) On an OMAD(One Meal A Day) Day, 20g will be the max. On a 2MAD(Two Meals A Day) Day, 40g will be the max. Calculations and meal planning will be done on Chronometer.
Everyday, I will make sure my electrolytes are staying balanced. (Sodium/Magnesium/Potassium)
- Sodium: 4000-7000mg/day
- Magnesium: 400-600mg/day
- Potassium: 1000-4700mg/day
Each electrolyte can come from our food but may need to be supplemented as well.
My favorite sodium/potassium drink is:
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp no salt original sodium-free salt alternative
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 28 oz water
Vegan Magnesium I am using:
- nested magnesium glycinate chelate, 200mg; vegan
On days where I am doing a fast only, I will drink 2 of the drinks, take 4 of the magnesium pills, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, coffee/green tea & lots of water.
What Am I Going To Eat?
Great Question! I have an idea, bought a few groceries to start & am using leftovers I already have. I do plan to create recipes as the days go on to share with you. Here’s what I have on hand so far:
- Frozen Cauliflower Rice, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Artichoke Hearts, Cucumber & Tomatoes
- Dill Pickles, Sushi Ginger, Vegan Kimchi & Sauerkraut,
- gimMe Roasted Seaweed
- Avocado, Frozen Mixed Berries
Plant Proteins, Nuts, Seeds & Fats
- Frozen Edamame, Brami Lupini Snacks, Tofu, Beyond Meat Sausage, 365 Plant Based Burgers
- Flaxseeds, Hemp Hearts, Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts,
- Olives, Coconut Milk, Violife Feta, Vegan Mayo, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- Avocado Oil, Coconut Milk & Earth Balance Butter
Condiments, Extras, Drinks
- White Miso, Soy Sauce, Nutritional Yeast, Liquid Smoke
- La Croix, Green Tea, Celestial Bengal Spice Tea, Smooth Move Tea
- ..and Coffee!! 🙂
To get started, here’s a pic of my first meal
Follow along to see how I do.
Follow along for vegan friendly keto/low carb recipes here &
I will publish blog posts with updates & recipes every 3 days.
Days 1-3 update, here!