3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Carb Counters > Other Reduced Carb Diets

20-40 Net Carbs a Day, Vegan Style!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
Finding My Bliss
 
SoulBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!

Default 20-40 Net Carbs a Day, Vegan Style!

I started this thread because some people were curious as to what a low carb vegan eats and how it can be done.

Well, I am here to tell you that it CAN be done, be done well and with plenty of GOOD EATS!!!

So, I'll be listing what I eat from time to time, and if anyone wants to share a good low carb vegan food, meal, recipe, idea or has a question, this would be a good place for it.

Low carb vegan foods are great for non-vegan low carbers too! Lots of fiber and flavor is to be had the low carb vegan way.


Today:

1 oz. pecans (Calories: 210, Total Fat: 21g, Carbs: 4g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g)


The following is a smoothie:

2 scoops hemp protein powder (Calories: 120, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 13g, Fiber: 14g, Protein: 11g)

1/2 cup frozen strawberries (Calories: 25, Carbs: 7g Fiber: 2g, Protein: 1g)

3 cups baby spinach (Calories: 20, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 3g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 2g)

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (Calories: 40, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 2g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g)

2 fl. oz.coconut milk (Calories: 120, Total Fat: 10g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 1g)

1 tbsp. ground flax (Calories: 37, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 2g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 1g)

2 tbsp. coconut flour (Calories: 60, Total Fat: 2g, Carbs: 10g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 2g)

1 cup water, to blend



Then, at school, a big salad (I ate 1/2 mid day and 1/2 later on in the afternoon):

2 cups arugula (Calories: 15, Total Fat: 1g, Carbs: 3g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 2g)

1 1/2 cups romaine lettuce (Calories: 15, Carbs: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g)

1/2 cup sliced cucumber (Calories: 7, Carbs: 1.5g, Fiber: 0.5g, Protein: 0.35g)

4 oz Seitan (Calories: 150, Total Fat: 2g, Carbs: 4g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 28g)

6 black olives, sliced (Calories: 25, Total Fat: 2.5g, Carbs: 1g)

1 oz pine nuts (Calories: 200, Total Fat: 18g, Carbs: 5g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 3g)

1 tbsp olive oil (Calories: 120, Total Fat: 14g)

Spices, herbs, vinegar, lemon juice



Later, at home:

2 cups broccoli (Calories: 62, Total Fat: 0.6g, Carbs: 12g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 5g)

1 cup kale (Calories: 25, Carbs: 3g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 2g)

1 tbsp. Nutiva extra virgin coconut oil (Calories: 120, Total Fat: 14g)

3 oz Tofu (Calories: 100, Total Fat: 4g, Carbs: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 14g)

Herbs, spices, vinegar, lemon juice

Evening snack:

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (Calories: 40, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 2g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g)

1 oz Dagoba Eclipse Chocolate (Calories: 170, Total Fat: 13g, Carbs: 10g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 3g)


This is approximately:

Protein: 90g
Fat: 124g
Carbohydrate: 90 (net carbs is 40)
Fiber: 50g
Calories: 1,700

It was a high fat, hungry day! Not a typical day, really but I wanted to post what I had today all the same.
__________________
"I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants." -Gandhi
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
low carbin' it
 
bluex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 152

S/C/G: ~256/153.5/154

Height: 5'6

Default

I am impressed, so much easier when you can eat meat. Good for you.
__________________
Journey Started 3/2006 - Goal Met 2/10/2008
Diabetes diagnosis 3/2006. On Metformin till 3/2008. No more meds!
bluex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
Finding My Bliss
 
SoulBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!

Default

Thanks! YOU have done an amazing job, 102 pounds gone!!! WOW!

That was a really high fat day, as I was hungry, busy and ate more seeds/nuts than usual, as well as chocolate, coconut milk etc.

I am okay with that though, and according to some who specialize in low carb diets, the more fat the better.
__________________
"I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants." -Gandhi
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 07:24 AM   #4
Trying to find my way.
 
nasus40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 3,399

S/C/G: 244/220/145

Height: 5'2''

Default

I just took a trip over to the pp board they have a whoe forum for low carb vegan style. You really have a hard jog keeping in the vegan woe but wow you are doing great. keep up the good work
__________________
Sue You get what you work for, not what you wish for.
Restart Feb 28, 2008 .... VFT 204 ... EVFT 169
1st Goal Sept 1, 2008 ***************************** LTG June 25 2009*********************
nasus40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 11:09 AM   #5
Finding My Bliss
 
SoulBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!

Default

Well, I had a look. It is a "vegetarian" area, with people saying they are "vegan" but eat fish. Oh well. It's not a very active area either, I guess I am a rare breed indeed!

Here's yesterday, without nutritional breakdown:

2 Boca burgers with lettuce, mustard, Vegenaise, pickle slices, tomato slices and onion.

Delicious stir fry: Broccoli slaw, water chestnuts, garlic scapes, onion, red bell pepper, seitan, extra virgin coconut oil, rice wine vinegar, cayenne, sesame seeds, umeboshi vinegar and an herb and spice blend.

1.5 oz. Dagoba Conocado (87% Dark) with 1.5 oz. sliced toasted almonds.

2 cups zucchini with Red Hot, 2 T. pine nuts, black pepper and 1 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil.

Flax and Soy chips (I am going to avoid buying these again any time soon).

Teas (Coconut Chai, Slimlife Green Tea).

Sparkling berry essence water (Crystal Geyser brand, no sugar/no substitutes).

"Regular" water!
__________________
"I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants." -Gandhi
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #6
Trying to find my way.
 
nasus40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 3,399

S/C/G: 244/220/145

Height: 5'2''

Default

how much protien do you get in a day??
__________________
Sue You get what you work for, not what you wish for.
Restart Feb 28, 2008 .... VFT 204 ... EVFT 169
1st Goal Sept 1, 2008 ***************************** LTG June 25 2009*********************
nasus40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 11:46 AM   #7
Finding My Bliss
 
SoulBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!

Default

Well, more than you post, usually

Seriously though, I usually eat 90-120 grams a day. Why do you ask?
__________________
"I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants." -Gandhi
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 11:59 AM   #8
Finding My Bliss
 
SoulBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!

Default

Here's a quick breakdown for yesterday:

Protein

Boca Burgers: 26 g.

8 oz. seitan: 56 g.

Flax and soy chips: 12 g.

All the other foods, a minimum of 20 g.

So, 124 g. total, minimum.
__________________
"I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants." -Gandhi
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 09:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
petra65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 2,202

S/C/G: 257/250/150

Height: 5' 3"

Default

I saw you lurking on the PP board. LOL
petra65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 09:15 PM   #10
Finding My Bliss
 
SoulBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!

Default

Yeah, I don't know if I'll post. There don't seem to be any of my kind there at all, and I don't need to be at two places where I am the only one doing what I do, right?
__________________
"I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants." -Gandhi
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2008, 06:58 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
tammay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 252

Default

Soulbliss, thanks for posting this thread. I've been back lowcarbing (did it the first time around as an omni) for 2 weeks now and I'm loving it. I've tried to go vegan in the past year but I ultimately end up relying too much on grains and fruit for my calories, which causes binge cravings for me. So I'm back to eating some dairy and eggs (though enjoying it) but I do try not to rely on it for my protein sources.

Your menus are interesting. The Dagoba chocolate caught my eye - only 6 carbs net for the whole bar??? I've been trying to find a good chocolate bar that is relatively low carbs without all that sugar alcohol crap in it. I'll have to check those out...

Tam
tammay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2008, 07:12 PM   #12
Vates
 
Vates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 85

S/C/G: 268/243/150

Height: 5"6

Default

thank for this, i am trying to go low carb. I do eat a little meat but have been having trouble because i feel icky when i eat meat more than once a day. Your meal plan looks tasty!
Vates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 10:03 PM   #13
WW Moderator
 
Jennifer 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 6,047

Default

SB, do you miss rice and grains at all, or is this completely satisfying? The reason I ask is because I've tried veg low carb before, and I really missed the texture. But I did it veg, not vegan. So I was spending calories on cheese and eggs, whereas you are spending it on nuts and oil. I'm wondering if that makes a difference. I tend to want cheese on potatoes, eggs on toast, milk on cereal, etc. Maybe the dairy is a trigger for me?
__________________
We're fat chicks, not doctors. Please see your physician before taking advice found on the internet.
Jennifer 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2008, 12:46 AM   #14
Finding My Bliss
 
SoulBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennifer 3FC View Post
SB, do you miss rice and grains at all, or is this completely satisfying?
Well, I wouldn't say it's completely satisfying, I mean I am craving simple pleasures like red lentil soup, but for me, not thinking about food as much is really helping. The key has been removing starches, thus far. I find I am not as hungry when eating a higher percentage of fat and protein.

However, I am REALLY missing fruits too and may switch back to calorie counting for summer. Papaya, pineapple, smoothies with frozen fruit, soy milk and orange juice...oh, I would LOVE these things!!! So, I may eat a very high raw diet that is calorie controlled as it gets warmer. I think I will still mostly stay away from or limit breads, pastas, rice and so on though.

I keep changing it up, I am a work in progress!

Here's what I had today:


Spinach, green onions, tofu, curry spices, green and black olives, sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, shoyu and red pepper flakes (yes, all together! PMS anyone? ) and coffee.

Very dark chocolate and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Toasted and salted pecans.

Hemp protein powder.

Zucchini, spinach, garlic, leeks, puttanesca sauce, veggie protein "meat balls" on a bed of romaine.

Very dark chocolate and frozen strawberries.

Water and white tea.
__________________
"I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants." -Gandhi
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 05:18 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 17

S/C/G: 285/283/???

Height: 5'5"

Default

I recently found out that I am IR but not able to take the metformin. I didn't realize that you could go vegan and still be low carb... this is great! I'd love more menu ideas. Do you have a recipe book or carb counter that helps you find out all the necessary info? Thanks for sharing this info!
cathexis2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2