Eating both low-carb and Vegan may sound impossible at first as Vegan or plant-based diets are often relatively low in fat whilst high in carbs.
And, Keto or low-carb diets typically include animal products as they provide plenty of fat with minimal carbs; especially grass-fed beef, oily fish, and dairy.
If you are up for the challenge this January then here are some quick tips:
- Avoid the carb-loaded plant protein sources of legumes, beans and grains and above ground vegetables.
- Feast on the good plant based fats; coconut oil and cream, olive, avocado, macademia oils, cacao butter.
- Enjoy plenty of low carb green veggies.
- Try soy based proteins - relatively low carb, and high in quality protein:
Tempeh: 18-20 grams of protein and 4 grams of net carbs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
Natto: 18-20 grams of protein and 9 grams of net carbs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
Edamame beans: 17 grams of protein and 5 grams of net carbs per 5 ounces (140 grams)
Tofu (extra firm): 15 grams of protein and 2 grams of net carbs per 4 ounces (120 grams)
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