Picky eater going from kept to vegan

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Hi everyone! I went keto about a month ago because of a personal medical situation that led to me gaining a lot of weight very quickly. My parents are both keto at the moment and were very supportive about buying special keto foods like low carb pasta, because I have sensory processing disorder so I'm very picky. I've only lost around 5 pounds in 3 weeks, and it's disheartening but my parents are telling me to stick with it for a couple more weeks. However, I've been wanting to go vegan for a while now because I love animals and at this point I'm kind of sick of bacon, which I thought I would miss the most. I want to lose at least another 15 pounds, and I've seen Veganism can help you lose weight as well but I hate vegetables, so I know I would be eating a lot of fake cheeses and baked goods, and I don't think that helps with weight loss. I'm also worried about the transition from keto to vegan and the affect it would have on my body. I definitely want to go off of keto soon, because it's been giving me headaches and it's very restrictive. Any transition tips? And vegan foods that help you lose weight but are picky-eater friendly?
 

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Hi Jim,
Because you are addressing a serious medical condition, it would be best to plan your diet with the help of a Registered Dietitian. An RD can help you to plan a satisfying vegan diet that addresses your medical condition. Your physician can refer you to a local RD.
 

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Hi Jim,
Because you are addressing a serious medical condition, it would be best to plan your diet with the help of a Registered Dietitian. An RD can help you to plan a satisfying vegan diet that addresses your medical condition. Your physician can refer you to a local RD.
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You can go off keto and switch to any diet anytime you want.

The problem with Keto is that most people go off keto and then just gain the weight right back. So if you want to keep the weight off you have to go off keto and right onto a calorie-restrictive diet - vegan or otherwise.

You don't really hate vegetables. You just haven't had the right ones or prepared the right way. Maybe the very next step you need to do is to get a good cookbook and try some of the dishes in it. Dollars to donuts you will find some dishes you have never had before that you really like.

I think one suggestion that will make transitioning easier is for you to at first follow a dietician approved meal plan. And you don't HAVE to go see an RD to get one. There are many right here on the internet. The PCRM's 21-day kickstart is pretty good and it's free.

Another suggestion that I have is to go vegan with your parents. They have already proven to be good supporters and resources. You might be able to get your parents on board with just a little push or a good conversation. Or maybe you can all sit down and watch a documentary together. Forks Over Knives is very good but a little boring. My favorite is What the Health?

There are other resources besides the 21-day kickstart and if you ask we can share them with you. but that is a good place to start. Also by following a well-made meal plan it takes a lot of the guesswork and homework out of the process. You sort of learn by doing. Also, there are probably a lot of dishes on the menu that you haven't had before. So maybe you will find a few things you like to have and can make them after the 21 days are over.

IMHO, the best weight loss diet is the Whole Foods Plants Based diet. And it is also very restrictive. But it really is not hard to follow. it just requires some new habits and cooking techniques. Plus its not like keto and then there it doesn't stop working completely if you screw up. Call it a more forgiving restrictive diet. :)
 
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Hi everyone! I went keto about a month ago because of a personal medical situation that led to me gaining a lot of weight very quickly. My parents are both keto at the moment and were very supportive about buying special keto foods like low carb pasta, because I have sensory processing disorder so I'm very picky. I've only lost around 5 pounds in 3 weeks, and it's disheartening but my parents are telling me to stick with it for a couple more weeks. However, I've been wanting to go vegan for a while now because I love animals and at this point I'm kind of sick of bacon, which I thought I would miss the most. I want to lose at least another 15 pounds, and I've seen Veganism can help you lose weight as well but I hate vegetables, so I know I would be eating a lot of fake cheeses and baked goods, and I don't think that helps with weight loss. I'm also worried about the transition from keto to vegan and the affect it would have on my body. I definitely want to go off of keto soon, because it's been giving me headaches and it's very restrictive. Any transition tips? And vegan foods that help you lose weight but are picky-eater friendly?

That is considered a healthy weight loss. Don't forget it's not a quick fix that you need.

Losing weight and eating a healthy balanced diet if you're suffering with an eating disorder can be tricky. I would advise that you see a health specialist. There are many reasons if a diet is giving you headaches. Are you eating normal quantities and feeling satisfied after a meal ?

I also don't think it's a good idea to go vegan if you just want to lose weight. Moreover, many vegans don't necessarily lose weight. and some are quite chubby. It's a misconception that all vegans are skinny.

EDIT: I googled SPD and didn't realise that it was something different to an eating disorder.