If I am completely honest, those 7 weeks actually already ended in August, but what can I say - life gets busy and gets into the way of updating you here right away 😉
Before I go into the results I just want to remind you that these are simply my results - they can be completely different for someone else and as previously mentioned, please consult your GP before starting a Ketogenic diet - if not done right, it can do more harm than good.
Weightloss through vegan keto
During my first two weeks of Keto the weight simply fell off me (nearly literally!) about 4 kg were already gone, but I was realistic that probably most of it has just been water - which you usually lose first when starting a diet.
After that sudden weight drop, the weight pretty much stayed the same for a while and only very slowly moved further down.
After 7 weeks I have lost a total of 5.7kg - and they have also stayed off after going off the Keto, so I am sure it is now safe to say that this weight has actually gone off my hips and was not just water 😉
I have since also stayed with the same breakfast option - as I really figured that I absolutely love coconut yogurt with frozen berries and topped with nut butter. (Absolute yum!)
My vegan keto results after 7 weeks
Of course, weight does not always show actual weight loss / fat loss, so I decided to also track my measurements during the keto time, to have a better picture of my progress
Right Arm: -1cm
Left Arm: -2cm
Right Thigh: -5cm
Left Thigh: -3cm
Going off keto
One thing was sure to me from the beginning: going straight off the keto and back to my old 'normal' was definitely a no-go. I am sure you have heard of this mistake and main reason why people yo-yo so much after going on a diet? Yup, but not me - I had told myself.
The plan was to slowly transition back into eating more and more carbs, however, I left the processed carbs such as sugar and also pasta completely out of my diet until this day. Instead, I started introducing more and more veggies again, whilst reducing the fat content and protein, so more fruits and veggies (yay!)
I have to admit I missed eating as many veggies and fruits as I wanted during keto, so I was more than happy to slowly transition. Week by week I increased my carb intake, but one of the first things I did was stopping to count all calories. After 7 weeks I feel that I had really gotten to the point of having a good eye for the right portion size throughout the day.
From more veggies and fruits I started eating something 'carby' once a day after about 2 weeks, such as Cous Cous, Quinoa or Brown Rice, which works very well for me and hey - the weight has all stayed off and has not come back on yet.
Vegan Keto Recipes you might enjoy
Here are some links to delicious and simply vegan keto recipes on the blog:
- Vegan Keto Brownies
- Vegan Keto Pancakes
- Keto Breakfast Bowl
- Cocoa Butter Fat Bombs
- Vegan Keto Mac & Cheese
Through the Keto diet I have figured that a low carb diet seems to work better for my body - and no, I'm not saying carbs are a bad thing 😉 Our bodies simply need it to function normally, but the amount of carbs that work well for us, can be different for each and everyone of us.
Throughout the years I have had a lot of hormonal imbalances - which mainly result in skin issues and also anxiety. During the keto I have had much more clear skin than ever since before my teenage years. When I transitioned off the Keto and had a piece of chocolate, I immediately got a breakout again - so I feel it is safe to say that refined sugar is definitely 'not my thing' and in my eyes not worth it, if it results in these skin issues 😉