[EXPLAINED] What is HCLF Vegan?

What is a Vegan?

A person who has made a commitment to not consume animal products. If you would like more information regarding this, please see resource here.

What is a HCLF Vegan?

A High Carb Low Fat (HCLF) Vegan eats a high percentage of their calories as carbohydrates while reducing other things such as fat and sodium.


A common way of doing this is to follow an 80/10/10 diet; the parts consist of:


80% Carbohydrates - Glucose is most readily obtained from Carbs. Most of the largest health organisations in the world such as the USDA and World Health Organization recommend that carbs make up the large part the diet.


10% Fat - There are numerous studies and resources that back up the fact that a low-fat diet helps to prevent and reverse chronic illness.


10% Protein

Under the High Carb Low Fat, mainly plant-based diet you can enjoy eating as much as 2,500 to 3,000 calories per day, more if you desire.


The diet consists of grains and many root vegetables.

Food that you can eat on an HCLF Vegan Diet

HCLF Vegan Fruit
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • ​Grains
  • ​Legumes
  • Leafy Greens

Moderation on the HCLF Diet

  • High-Fat whole plant foods such as Avocados, seeds and nuts can all be consumed in moderation.
  • Sodium is to be kept to an absolute minimum on this diet and is recommended you moderate to 1000 mg/day.

Foods that you cannot eat on HCLF Vegan Diet

No oil on diet
  • All oils (as they are 100% fat calories).

What can I eat on an average day?

Breakfast

Oats (special) with Banana


Oats (1 Cup)

Water (1 ½ Cups)

Vegan Milk (¼ Cup)

Shredded Carrots (1 cup)

Cinnamon (1 Tbsp)

Sugar (1 Tbsp)

Banana


Or


During summer, I prefer smoothies.

I use 5-8 bananas, coconut water, and any berries I could find.

Lunch

Plant Based Shepherd's Pie

Onion (1)

Zucchini (2 cups)

Cauliflower

Tomato Sauce

Curry Powder

Coriander

Sweet potato puree

Dinner

Potato Fries served with a Salad


Sweet Potato

Dried Onion

Italian seasoning

Ground Pepper

Or, some other options are:

• Rice, legumes, and kale

• Potatoes

• Corn sauce and pasta

• Dried figs

• Dehydrated mango

• Dehydrated banana

• Fruit platter

Snack

Vegan Pre-workout with a banana and vegan milk - if exercising.

To give yourself more variation, you have the freedom to chose any of these options as they are all HCLF Vegan.

You even have the option to switch between the above options, as well.

Need more daily food inspiration? Check out the video below:

Important Points

The HCLF Vegan diet is not a new diet. This diet was the staple for our caveman ancestors and has been scientifically proven time and again that it cures and prevents a myriad of diseases.


However, the diet is just one part that makes up the whole. By that, I mean that the food part (what you are eating) is only a small aspect. It's important to ensure that you are getting enough of the below:

Sleep

This is mostly overlooked in modern day society. Many of us are not getting enough sleep. Our bodies need this time to perform the essential repair that prepares our bodies to be healthy and to lose weight.

You should aim to wake up with the sun and go to bed with the sun as close as practically possible. E.g. Wake up at 6 am and go to sleep at 10 pm.

Hydration

Super important for flushing out our body from chemicals and also helps with overall energy levels.

As a minimum aim for 2.5 Litres of water per day. If exercising or in a hotter climate you will need to increase this amount.

Space out your water consumption evenly throughout the day for best results.

Positive Mental Attitude

Be the person your dog thinks you are! If something doesn’t turn out the way you want it to, don’t worry too much. If you are feeling down, change your thoughts!


Positive mental attitude is something we have full control over and can have the biggest impact on our overall health.

Exercise

This lifestyle encourages you to find a sport that you love and do it regularly. I like to go walking, hiking and swimming.

Consistency

If you fall off the cart every once in a while, that is fine. But you can’t eat chips for lunch every day and think that because you exercise it is neutralising the bad stuff. Be consistent in your efforts in your HCLF vegan diet, and it will pay off in a big way!

Is the HCLF Vegan Diet Plan for Everyone?

Anyone can benefit from this diet plan if you’re serious about it. So, don’t knock it off until you try it out.

What works for Tom, might not work for Nick. But from my personal experience, HCLF vegan diet has been a great help to my weight loss program.

So, the key to maintaining a healthy weight is through the consumption of quality carbs.

What are your thoughts on the HCLF vegan diet? Has it worked for you? Leave in the comments below.

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