Know it all before you make your call on Vegan on Keto!
A vegan diet eliminates all animal products, while the keto diet strictly limits carbohydrates. There are no restrictions on calories or macronutrients on a vegan diet.
The keto diet restricts carbohydrates in order to put your body into ketosis and convert the body's normal metabolism of glucose for energy to the metabolism of ketones for energy.
There are technically no foods or food groups eliminated on keto. As long as you stick to about 80 percent of daily calories from fat, 15-20 percent from protein, and less than 5 percent from carbohydrates, any foods are allowed.
While a vegan diet is usually chosen for nutritional, ethical, religious and/or environmental reasons, the ketogenic diet is chosen for the treatment of seizures, or more commonly nowadays, for weight loss.
Both diets emphasize eating whole foods as much as possible, especially vegetables. But on keto, you have to be careful with starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn, which could drive carb intake too high, depending on what else you're consuming that day.
Vegan and keto both encourage protein intake, but most keto dieters get protein from meat and dairy, while vegans may have a harder time getting enough protein in their diets, since plant-based proteins usually contain less protein per serving than animal products. The best protein sources for vegans are beans, legumes, tofu, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Healthy fats are encouraged on both diets. The vegan diet recommends healthy fats to support overall health and wellbeing, while fat is the cornerstone of the keto diet, in order to keep the body in ketosis. However, because fat intake is so high on keto, many end up eating a lot of meat, cheese, butter, and eggs—foods that are eliminated on a vegan diet. Plant-based sources of fat like olive oil, avocados, nuts, and seeds are allowed on both diets.
At Hayawiia we believe in a more sustainable way of living so we definitely vouch for whatever works better for your liking in the long run. Whichever one you choose we have the solution for either!