What I Eat in A Day: Low Carb Vegan Part 1
So, I’ve actually received quite a few questions about what I eat in a day. Some of you have even requested a whole post dedicated to this! So, I thought I’d get my act together and actually document what I eat in a day (including macros), so you guys can see how easy it is to stick to a low carb vegan diet. 🙂
Of course, I don’t eat like this 100% of the time. I often have days where I don’t eat very low carb (mostly focused around social events), but when I do, it looks a lot like this!
I typically don’t eat breakfast, and subscribe to an intermittant fasting sort of system (no strict times, really). Instead, I’ll have coffee and coconut milk (the thick kind, from a can). I drink a few cups of coffee, and this sustains me until about 1 or 2pm.
- Calories: 100
- Net Carbs: 1g
Today I decided to have breakfast for lunch, and make myself some muffins. Through an act of sheer will power, I somehow managed to avoid eating the entire batch and only ploughed through three (with some Earth Balance).
- Calories: 744
- Net Carbs: 11g
Not really a snack today, but a shake. On days where I don’t feel like I’m getting enough protein from food, I’ll supplement with a shake. Usually my protein powder of choice is Vega Sport, but there are a several other low carb vegan protein powder options you can try. I also like to add a greens powder for some extra nutrtion.
I also had a quarter cup of roasted pumpkin seeds. I’m obsessed with these right now, and have been eating them pretty much every day. I often try to drink my protein shake while eating food, because the chewing action helps to release digestive enzymes to better break down and absorb the nutrients in the shake.
- Calories: 360
- Net Carbs: 5g
This is a pretty typical dinner for me: I sauteed mixed veggies, kale, tempeh and miracle noodles in sesame oil, tamari and just a little bit of gochujang paste. I try to eat the more carb heavy meals at night, after my workout, in a mini attempt at carb cycling. I also just enjoy eating lots of veggies for dinner, so it works out.
- Calories: 372
- Net Carbs: 14g
I don’t really like sweet desserts, but I usually have some sort of snack after dinner (but before 9pm). Today, I indulged in some sunflower seed butter…straight from the jar…with a spoon.
- Calories: 200
- Net Carbs: 4g
This is a pretty average weekend day for me. Less baking happens during the week. When I’m working on fat loss, my calorie goal is around 1800, which is about a 15% defecit for me. I also try to keep things under 50g of net carbs per day, and usually average around 40g. This is obviously higher than a lot of meat based keto diets, but works great for me!
- Total Calories: 1776
- Total Net Carbs: 35g