Seitanic Low Carb, in a Nutshell.

Posted: January 9, 2012 in diet, food, recipe, vegan, vegetarian
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Is eating a vegan diet healthy? In a word, yes.

Now, being vegan and eating nothing but white rice, white sugar, white bread, white pasta, and white potatoes, with a helping of Oreos here and there is certainly not healthy, and is about as unhealthy as the Standard American Diet (SAD). Being a vegan and eating fresh vegetables, seeds, nuts, and berries, maybe with a bit of fermented tofu and seitan, and a handful of whole grains and legumes, and lots of water is extremely healthy. The more-or-less ‘Paleo Vegan’ diet, if you will. Veganism is better argued as an ethical diet rather than a healthy diet, mostly for the reason outlined in the first sentence. Just because something is vegan, does not make it healthy. Oreos will never be healthy, sorry.

Best vegan foods:

Lots of:
Olives.
Avocados.
Dark green leafy vegetables.
Berries.
Mushrooms.
Peppers, tomatoes, eggplant.
Olive oil.
Coconut (oil.)
Nutritional Yeast.

In Moderation:
Nuts.
Tofu.
Seitan.
Sweet potatoes.
Rice.
Beans.

Sometimes:
Whole Grain bread or pasta.
White potatoes.

Never:
Sugar.
Animal flesh or secretions. (come on, this is a vegan blog)

Remember, eating dietary fat will not make you fat, and will help you eat at a calorie deficit if you’re trying to lose weight, as it is more filling than carbohydrates, and will keep you full longer. A good ratio to keep while dieting is this:
55% fats (remember, good, healthy fats from plants)
30% protein
15% carbohydrates.
Sites and apps like Myfitnesspal will help you monitor this. Or you could just wing it. Either or.

You don’t have to eat animal flesh and secretions just because you want to eliminate sugars and junk from your body.

Here is a sample meal plan (without measurements or portion sizes, because your body will tell you when you’re full, drink plenty of water and listen to your body).

Breakfast:
Tofu scramble with nutritional yeast, mushrooms, jalapeno, broccoli, and spinach cooked with coconut oil.
Cup of coffee.

Lunch:
Salad of Wild Rocket lettuce, peppers, olives, tomato, avocado, a few almonds, and any other vegetable you want, really. Olive oil drizzled over. Water or tea.

Dinner:
Spicy eggplant with garlic, hot peppers, side of grilled asparagus, over some cauliflower ‘rice’. Water or tea.

Dessert:
Berries.

Depending on portion size, this equals to roughly 1300-1500 calories for the day. Perfect, really. Remember in your macro counting, you subtract the dietary fiber from the total carbohydrate total, you don’t digest fiber, so it doesn’t count. Plus it helps you poop. Pooping is fun (and it gives you time to read, and reading is good)

This is Seitanic Low Carb, bitches.

Oh, in case you’re a retard, I’m not a doctor or a licensed nutritionist. I only report what has worked for me.

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Comments
  1. Nicholas says:

    50 lbs. later I learned the hard way that just by being a vegetarian/ vegan didn’t make me automatically healthy. But, I still dig Oreos. 🙂 Great post!

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