Ketogenic Vegan Bodybuilding Day Of Eating!

I’ve had a lot of people asking me about vegan ketogenic dieting on my channel and on Facebook… so, I’ve decided to do a couple of day-of-eating videos dedicated to my favorite form of Keto… Cyclic Keto.

It is cyclic in that most of the week is spent low-carb, but one day out of each week, only after the initial “adaptation phase”, I enjoy carbs… all sorts of carbs. Including candies and shit, if I am feeling that.

However, this video, or part 1, is devoted to a low-carb day of eating. A keto day. I will cover a carb-load in another video.

To give you a little background, about a month ago I began a keto phase again. To shake things up a bit.

When I came back from London in late July, I weighed in around 212 pounds thanks to a month of culinary debauchery. I currently weighed in last Saturday at 202 pounds.

I suppose the difference is a little hard to tell from video captures, but oh well. It will look drastically different given another 10 pounds.

Suffice it to say, I’ve dropped anywhere from 1/2 to 2 pounds per week, consistently, using keto this past month.

And I get to enjoy myself every Saturday. And Saturdays were intentionally planned before entering the “adaptation phase” of this diet.

Anyhow… enough preface… let’s get right to it!

This is the calorie and macro breakdown that I am currently following on my low-carb days.

I’ve been waking up, pretty much daily, around 6:40am. The first thing I do is have my morning coffee! 16 ounces, black.

Even though I am following a ketogenic diet plan, I still utilize a daily intermittent fasting protocol. I just prefer it.

After I have my coffee, I get prepared and dressed for the day.

And there are some of you that think I only wear tank tops… well, you’d be wrong!

On that note, all of my clothing is entirely made of non-animal materials, even down to my suits, belts, shoes and ties. You can indeed dress sharp as a vegan!

And I am considering doing a video on that topic in the future… do, let me know in the comments if that interests you!

Anyhow… back to topic.

At about noon, I have my first meal.

This meal consists of 1 pack of Beyond Meat brand veggie strips, 250 grams of spinach, which are sauteed in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and salted to taste. I top this dish with 2 1/2 tbsp of freshly-ground flaxseeds.

I do not eat again until around 3pm. At which time I have a mid-afternoon snack.

This snack consists of a soy, pea and rice protein shake in water, with 1 ounce of walnuts covered in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on the side.

On training days, I will not have any further food until my post-workout shake, usually around 9pm. Which is, again, soy, pea and rice protein in water.

But, if I am not training on a given day, I will just have a protein shake in a mug, as a snack of sorts, around 7 or 8pm.

After this, I do not eat again until dinner, which usually falls around 10-11pm. Depending on my schedule.

At dinner, I consume 17 1/4 ounces of extra-firm tofu, with 250 grams of broccoli florets, both of which are sauteed in 1 1/4 tablespoons of coconut oil. Salted to taste.

And that’s it… very simple. Just a higher-fat and lower-carb day of eating.

I personally find that despite a caloric deficit, I feel perfectly satiated due to the fat and protein intake.

I’ve also discovered that ensuring ample sodium intake, along with drinking plenty of water throughout the day, as well as taking supplements like beetroot powder, creatine, arginine, and citrulline… I can get a solid pump in the gym, even without carbohydrates in my daily diet.

This was my only hang-up with keto diets previously… the lack of a pump. But, it was a simple fix with specific supplementation and training strategies.

And on this note, as my current clients are aware, I’ve recently released a comprehensive, step-by-step vegan ketogenic course over at the Vegan Muscle Academy. How to customize, how to utilize, and even a science-based training protocol that I find useful in conjuction with the keto method.

If you’re interested in that, and so much more… just head on over to

Anyway… feel free to drop comments below. Stir up dialogue.

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