What is a Keto diet?
A ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein diet. There are many variations on a ketogenic diet, a vegan ketogenic diet being one of them
The basic premise is that you’ll reduce your intake of sugar, starchy foods and grains and start burning fat for fuel. For vegans , these foods will be healthy fats, nuts, seeds, low carbohydrate vegetables and more. Check out the “What Can I Eat” article for more details.
When you make the switch to this type of diet your body will shift from burning glucose for fuel to burning fats for fuel.
This has many health advantages including weight loss, remission of diabetes type 2 and cognitive enhancement.
It has also been around for a long time, not a recent “fad”!
(You can read more about the history of the Ketogenic diet here.)
A vegan ketogenic diet does require a little more planning in order to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs. Check out the “How To Get Started” article to help you on your way.
That’s why we’re here, to provide you with everything you need- what to eat, what to avoid and how to do it.
What can I eat and your essential shopping list.
Nutrition is Key
We want to put the science of nutrition within the framework of everyday eating. A lot of people think that eating a healthy diet means eating rabbit food. That is iceberg lettuce with one slice of cucumber. Good healthy wholesome food has to give you pleasure as well as nutrients.Your diet should be varied to get all the micronutrients you need.
Modern life often gets in the way of food shopping and preparation. The recipes in this blog are designed to help you overcome the challenges that life throws at you in terms of healthy eating. It does allow you to go out with friends and family. You can make choices that are healthy, sustainable and ketogenic.
It’s not about foods that you can only buy in specialist food stores online or at the top of Mount Everest. It is about foods that you can find in any well-stocked food cupboard. They can, by and large, be bought in an average supermarket at a reasonable price.
The food that we eat affects us on a cellular level because what’s in our food affects the biochemical reactions of our body they affect every cell and tissue and its functions. The great thing about this is that we have complete control over what we put into our mouth.
If you’re struggling with any aspect of a low carb vegan lifestyle, leave a comment below or contact us.
We’ll do our best to help!
We are on this journey with you, one fat bomb at a time.
The team at Vegan Ketones