I have switched to a vegan lifestyle the past two months after educating myself on animal cruelty and the various health benefits. I don't think I could ever return to eating meat again after knowing what I have learned, although I'm facing some challenges. I was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome and I've been having issues with food sensitivities (although I'm not exactly sure to what) and I've tried various "diets" before switching to a vegan lifestyle. I am slightly underweight, but it's not due to lack of eating. I have been experiencing bloating that is extremely uncomfortable since I made this decision to go vegan. I eat EXTREMELY healthy. Absolutely no processed foods, I'm oil free, and I hit every single one of my macro and micronutrients daily (I track my food right now until I make sure I'm accurate gauging my portions). I have questioned whether I have issues with carb sensitivities because prior to going vegan I tried a keto diet and that showed the best results of the diets I have tried. I know many people will suggest going on a low-carb, high-fat vegan diet, but my concern is calories. I am unfortunately allergic to nuts (which are high in calories and fat) and I can only eat so many avocados, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc in a day. How can I do this while boosting my caloric intake? My goal is to gain quite a few pounds, but I have a difficult time reaching around 2,300 calories whilst eliminating carbohydrates. I always start every morning with steel oats and fruit, but end up feeling disgustingly full and bloated for half the day and have to force feed myself when its lunch time. I am open to any and all suggestions. Thank you so much and I look forward to a reply!