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It's possible, but I doubt it's healthy in the long term, so watch yourself!

 

I only do it for six weeks starting in may, so I'm looking good for volleyball season. This will be my first time trying it vegan style.

 

I am STOKED!!!!!!!

 

and for no reason at all, a little dog in a jacket

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I've done low carb (50-100g/day) vegan diets, but not keto-style, though it is possible. Personally, I wouldn't be able to get past the amount of extra oils I'd likely need to take in, I remember the olden days before going vegan and gulping down tons of flaxseed oil on the diet. A taste I don't want to revisit any time soon.

 

Best of success with it, though!

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Keto diets done in the short-term can definitely work well for some people. I know that the vegan community has a big grudge against the "eat tons of meat and no carbs" -style keto diet stuff, but done vegan and for short periods of time, it's not likely to be any worry of anything unhealthy. Of course, I don't recommend anyone to do a drastically low carb diet for more than perhaps 1-2 months at a time without a break, unlike some in the past who used to try to live low-carb for years on end and paid the price with their health by failing to ever consider getting adequate nutrition in any way, shape or form.

 

Some people, myself included, simply do not respond to high-carb, low to moderate protein fat loss diets. It just doesn't work, so some like myself seek low-carb plans that actually do what they're supposed to. I can either see near-zero change after 3 months of eating high carb with some caloric reduction and cardio added in, or I can cut the carbs drastically, do minimal cardio work and lose 10-14 lbs., so the choice is clear and easy for those whose body types are extremely resistant to fat loss with high carbohydrate intake.

 

We're all different, so while I do envy those who can lose fat on a higher carbohydrate diet, I know it doesn't work for me. 20+ attempts over 15 years and all failures (until I figured out it was the carbs that screw me up), it's easy to see why I won't go that route again

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It's possible but not recommended. Go fruitarian for faster results;)

I agree. I lost all my fat (15 kg) on high carbohydrate diets, first on macrobiotic (lots of grains) and then on 80/10/10 (only fruit). Besides, I feel great on high carb diet. And if I eat more fat, then I gain fat, and that is in last couple of months And I feel like shit, lazy and sleepy

To me keto diet looks pretty dangerous, too much work for kidney and liver

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Keto diets done in the short-term can definitely work well for some people. I know that the vegan community has a big grudge against the "eat tons of meat and no carbs" -style keto diet stuff, but done vegan and for short periods of time, it's not likely to be any worry of anything unhealthy. Of course, I don't recommend anyone to do a drastically low carb diet for more than perhaps 1-2 months at a time without a break, unlike some in the past who used to try to live low-carb for years on end and paid the price with their health by failing to ever consider getting adequate nutrition in any way, shape or form.

 

Some people, myself included, simply do not respond to high-carb, low to moderate protein fat loss diets. It just doesn't work, so some like myself seek low-carb plans that actually do what they're supposed to. I can either see near-zero change after 3 months of eating high carb with some caloric reduction and cardio added in, or I can cut the carbs drastically, do minimal cardio work and lose 10-14 lbs., so the choice is clear and easy for those whose body types are extremely resistant to fat loss with high carbohydrate intake.

 

We're all different, so while I do envy those who can lose fat on a higher carbohydrate diet, I know it doesn't work for me. 20+ attempts over 15 years and all failures (until I figured out it was the carbs that screw me up), it's easy to see why I won't go that route again

 

 

I think my body doesn't handle carbs well either. How do you eat realatively low carb as a vegan? Do you do a lot of fake meats?

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You're correct, Lisa - lots of fake meat products that are higher in fat to keep things balanced for reduced carbohydrate intake. Viana products are great for it for my usual plan - around 550 calories per package, 40-50g protein and around 20-25g fat, almost all unsaturated with only around 8-12g carbs per pack. When consuming around 2600-2800 cal./day, two packs of their products over the course of the day really keep things in balance for a low-carb vegan diet and keep me feeling full between the shakes and veggies that I'll eat as well!

 

Nobody who has zero pre-existing conditions to consider has blown their kidneys out doing a keto diet for a reasonable amount of time (as some tend to infer is actually a possibility), and a moderate carb diet approach such as what I do on occasion with around 75-100g/day of carbs certainly isn't putting anyone in massive danger, no matter what the naysayers will want to believe

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