By Thomas DeLauer
By popular demand, HYLETE Community Captain, Thomas DeLauer, gives insight on how to meal prep for ketosis as a vegan athlete. Learn more about what you should make a priority and follow these tips to ensure you attain a healthy amount of energy to recover from an intense workout.
Learn more about a ketogenic diet and view Thomas’ video on how vegans can achieve a ketogenic diet.
The following is a transcription of the above video:
Ketosis for the Vegan Athlete.
Hey, it's Thomas DeLauer, your Hylete Community Captain. So, when you're doing a ketogenic diet, believe it or not, you don't need to worry about the protein. To be completely honest, the focus is more so on the fats, and that means as a vegan athlete, you don't need to be worrying about getting your protein in quite as much because your fuel becomes fat, and when your fuel becomes fat your protein needs actually reduce. So, this means that you don't have to stress out about getting any kinds of extra protein in like most vegan athletes would worry about. In fact, protein becomes less of a priority and the fats become a little bit more of a priority.
So, this means it's very easy for the vegan athlete, consuming more in the way of almonds, consuming more in the way of other nuts, consuming more in the way of coconut oil and palm oil, and the various fats that you need to truly give you energy. You can allow the protein to come in from those plant sources, and ultimately compile just enough protein that you need for adequate protein synthesis from your workouts.
As always, keep it locked in here with Hylete, and I'll see you in the next video.