im.a.little.vegan Posted April 24, 2014 Share Posted April 24, 2014 Hello, I've been vegan for three years and weight training for about 12 months. I'm 5' tall and weigh 115lbs. My maintenance calories are fairly high, about 2500 per day. I'm now wanting to lose a bit of weight so have been looking more closely at my diet. I've never really paid attention before. In terms of macros I'm eating about 700kcal fat, 1100-1500kcal carbs and 420kcla protien daily. My trainer has advised to lower my fat and up my protien. So I'm trying to replace foods in my diet that are lower in fat, but I'm having trouble with this. I eat a lot of LSA, hemp seeds, chia and peanut butter which are high in fat, but if I take these out I lose a lot of protein. I can add more carbs but this won't add much protein back in. I sometimes eat meat replacement products which are high in fat and protien, as I don't enjoy just eating beans etc for dinner, i feel like i need something more substantial, but this is a mental thing I guess. These are pretty much my go to foods, not everything each day obvioulsy but a combination from day to day; soy milkwhole grain breadpeanut butterchia seedsstrawberriesbananasmedjool datesoat, fruit and nut mueslisoy yoghurtLSA mealhemp seedstofukidney beansquinoabrown ricevege sausagessweet potatopotatokalespinachzucchiniavocadotomatoflour tortillasmushroomsslasacabbagepasta As you can see not a lot of high fat foods, but my fat intake is still high. Any advice on replacing food or different things to eat would be very much appreciated. i haven't had the opportunity to talk to any other vegans who work out so hoping someone here can help me! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now