Warning – From my research, I found this vegan regime really enhanced and accelerated my results to new levels for the first three months. Thereafter, I actually found it to have a gradual detrimental impact on my blood sugars due to quickly becoming deficient in certain essential nutrients; particularly B vitamins and iron.
I therefore suggest incorporating the vegan regime proves most powerful and beneficial when applied in three monthly phases, combined with the low carb acceleration plan at other times. This is unless you feel able to adequately supplement your diet where needed, keep a close check on this with your general medical practitioner, and you experience no adverse reaction.
It’s important to remember that nutritional deficiencies can adversely affect blood sugar levels.
In light of new and exciting research, the Super Acceleration Plan is designed to enhance the rest of your fundamental mind-body work applied throughout the book as you successfully progress throughout your personal journey to reverse or dramatically improve diabetes, or any other health condition for that matter if you’re engaged in any mind body healing work.
The part of the Acceleration Plan I’m about to refer to here is just the dietary regime alone, and the rest of the Acceleration Plan should still accompany this along with your mind-body work for ultimate results! Always remember the fundamental work that comes way before the dietary changes in the first place – MIND… body!
We already know the powerful effects of a lower carbohydrate plant based regime, which is still great and incredibly effective. However, to really speed this up even further I can say wholeheartedly having conducted my own research in this area; making this regime 100% vegan too, has amazing and powerful results for several reasons. Reasons that really make a difference when it comes to diabetes and stopping this condition, as well as healing many other health concerns.
While keeping sugary refined carbs to a minimum is important to give the body a break and help increase insulin sensitivity, as well as encouraging the body to use and break down stored fat for energy rather than stored glucose; adapting this regime further to make it vegan (containing no animal products at all), allows the body to get rid of problem fats even quicker, and naturally boast the intake of super foods that provide additional help when it comes to metabolising glucose, reversing certain complications, and boasting the immune system!
The reason this works so well is because the increased amount of fat consumed from eating animal products (with all kinds of added preservatives and toxins) prevents our organs and cells working as optimally as they should, hence causing blockages and resistance within the body. This therefore preventing cells from optimally secreting insulin and storing glucose, as well as damaging cells, and averting the right amount of oxygen and nutrients being transported freely around the body (hence adding to various diabetes complications regarding circulation and vascular health, not to mention obesity, and a host of other conditions).
Further to this, and quite critically, in some cases it seems the immune system develops antibodies to dietary protein (often found in cow’s milk and gluten) that cross react with the antigens (foreign bodies) on or within the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas, thus leading to the onset of diabetes, the worsening of diabetes, and the potential of destroying any re-stimulated/grown beta cells to reverse diabetes.
In a detailed analysis of all relevant studies in this area it shows that early cow’s milk exposure may increase the risk about 1.5 times. However, although the risk of diabetes related to the exposure of cow’s milk was first thought to only be of significance with intake during infancy, additional studies show ingestion of cow’s milk at any age may increase the risk of type 1 diabetes.
Therefore, by avoiding cow’s milk and bovine products through adopting a vegan regime is only favourable in light of super accelerating the healing, vast improvement, and full reversal process of diabetes.
So getting rid of those saturated animal fats and toxins sooner rather than later, seriously accelerates and dramatically optimizes overall health. Not only can this quickly reverse T2 diabetes completely, it also has many other amazing health benefits you can read about in my blog ‘The Power of Veganism’. Some accounts are particularly exciting for anyone currently experiencing diabetes complications too.
So, what kind of regime are we looking at?
Well you know me by now and I’m no goodie two shoes spoil sport, especially when it comes to food. However, people still often associate a vegan diet with boring beige meals or some major deprivation of necessary nutrients, however there’s so much we can enjoy and we never need to be deprived of anything if we focus on balance! Plus, having been vegan for some months myself now after being vegetarian for a long time, I’m certainly not nutrient deficient. In fact, my health’s never been better!
We can also keep lower carb veganism simple, cost effective, and tasty too … not to mention it’s always a good thing to be kind to animals too! Just in case you needed any further convincer. Once again though, it’s just about being creative and experimenting with food and what works best for you.
You may also notice that you can integrate a few more carbs than normal without any adverse effects on blood sugar levels too, but do be careful to monitor this regularly to act accordingly. However, I certainly found this to be the case, albeit being carb conscious too, really helps boast results even further.
*** For any woman who have oestrogen-sensitive breast tumours it is thought best to restrict soy intake and avoid soy isoflavone supplements, so please consult your doctor and a medical nutritionist for the best specific nutritional advice in order to get the best results for you personally ***
Sample Meal plans to get started – vegan and lower carb!
You can also get most good vegan alternatives to meat too – just keep an eye on the carb contents, but if you explore enough and think creatively, generally you never need to be deprived or hungry. You can generally have most things mentioned in the acceleration plan if look for vegan versions or substitute ingredients.
For example, look for dairy free/ meat free versions – often in the specialist food areas of supermarkets or specialist vegan stores. In baking, using coconut or vegetable oil works well as a substitute for egg, as well as dairy free butter/spread, and milk. If you do your research on-line and look around, you never need to be disappointed! Most places are more aware and accommodating now than ever before, but it’s always worth checking to be prepared.
- Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or any other colourful berry fruits with some Lizzies low carb granola, you can also add some dairy free yoghurt or soya milk too.
- Low carb bread / toast with dairy free spread (be careful to check the added E920 in bread is vegetarian and not animal derived) – The light weight watchers bread I mention in the AP is fine.
- Scrambled Tofu, Mushrooms, Spinach, and Onions on Toast
- Grapefruit / Vegan nut based breakfast bars
- Peanut butter /salad / roasted veg/ smoked tofu and spinach/ falafel and hummus sandwich/ toastie/tortilla wraps or Lettice/cabbage wraps
- Fresh Salad’s – add roasted veg, falafel, tofu pieces, nuts and seeds, chick peas, mixed beans, and a little quinoa, berry fruits and avocado, coleslaw – just experiment to make it filling and tasty!
- Homemade/ carefully selected Soups
- Scrambled tofu or fried tofu pieces with mushrooms, onions, peppers etc.
- Cauliflower rice, tinned tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, chick peas, spinach dish.
- Olives/artichoke hearts/peppers with olive oil and balsamic dip
- Carrot, celery, cucumber sticks
- Granola bars / peanut bars
- Tofu pieces – great lightly fried infused with ginger, lemongrass, chilli, sesame seeds and fresh herbs
- Falafels / koftas
- Chick peas with tomato and red onion sauce
- Shredded red cabbage / homemade coleslaw with dairy free mayo/salad cream
- Crispy seaweed (minus the added sugar and salt – use your own healthy additions and spices for added taste)
- Plain garlic butter mushrooms
- Small portion of new potato’s / small baked potato
- Small apple, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
- Homemade flap jack pieces / dairy free yoghurt pots
- Lotus Biscoff Biscuits – these are small caramelised biscuits that you’ll probably be familiar with as they sometimes come with a coffee in the red and white packaging. They are a great little energy boast when you need it, something sweet and only 5.7 carbs/ biscuit so a couple can also be useful to prevent sugar levels dropping too low from time to time. I always keep a pack in my bag just in case I need a quick boast, and you can even buy them in handy snack packs too 😉
- All different stir fry’s with tofu and chick peas for texture – black bean sauce, ginger and spring onion, spicy garlic and ginger sauce particularly work well.
- Crispy satay tofu with bean sprouts, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots with cauliflower rice
- Lower carb vegan substitute steaks and Salad/ other accompaniments
- Bean sprouts are also a great ingredient to use as a very healthy noodle substitute, these are nice mixed with fried tofu pieces, cashew nuts, and chickpeas in a satay sauce – Both chick peas and beansprouts also have additional benefits too as they have blood sugar and cholesterol lowering properties as well a high fibre content.
- Italian style stew (tomato, basil, chunky veg, chickpeas, and cauliflower rice for texture) with butternut squash strings (like spaghetti)
- Nut burgers / falafel burger/ tempeh burger/ hemp and mixed seeds burger with fired onions, mushrooms, grilled tomato and peppers, guacamole, couscous, cauliflower rice.
- Vegetable hotpot / roasted vegetable ratatouille – use cauliflower rice
Most of the ideas listed in the acceleration plan are still fine, just use appropriate vegan substitutes like vegan cheese, cream, sauce, or meat substitutes.
- Jelly and soya cream – check its vegan!
- Berries and soya cream, set dairy free yoghurt and granola sundae
- Dairy free yoghurt pots
- Homemade flap jack/Granola buns/ Scones (also using lower carb ingredients like the flour and sugar)
- Dark vegan chocolate (generally lower carb – just check and eat little pieces)
- Covering brazil nuts with this dark lower carb vegan chocolate also makes a great snack
- Berry fruit crumble and soya cream – just use a little light crumble topping with substitute sweetener and cinnamon, nuts/granola, dairy free butter, and a little rice flour.
- Water/ Herbal tea
- Tea and coffee with soya milk
- Soya lattes with sugar free syrups (nice treat and still lower carb)
- Milk (soya or other alternative like almond)
- Sugar free juices/ cordials
Take Away / Eating out
- Chinese Food is generally useful when it comes to vegan eating
- Fresh salad bars you can select from
- Subway stores do options
- For treats – check fish and chip shops in your area that do vegan suitable chips – these are usually gluten free as well.
Always check vegan menus in your area – generally there’s a lot more options about than you think and some on-line lists are very helpful.
In any case this is just a quick guide to get you started, but there’s a wealth of information on-line you can explore on interesting vegan recipes and baking that you can always adapt to make lower carb too.
Again you can generally stick to the acceleration plan with vegan modifications, and it’s seriously great for your health overall too – do read my blog ‘The Power of Veganism’ if you need convening!
Be creative and enjoy being ultra-healthy, you’ll most likely find you’ll find this regime really enjoyable and even moreover enjoy the amazing health benefits.