Yogurts, any type including Greek-Style, sugar free fruit flavored, plain and low-fat (6oz = 1 serving)
Kefir: similar to drinking-style yogurt; great for making smoothies (1 cup = 1 serving)
Low-fat acidophilus milk (1 cup = 1 serving)
Yakult (small 50-calorie bottle)
Breakstone LiveActive cottage cheese (1/2 c = 1 serving)
Reduced salt miso dissolved in low-fat, low-sodium broth (1 tablespoon = 1 serving)
Tempeh (a fermented cake of pressed soybeans) (4 oz = 1 serving)
Sauerkraut (1/2 c = 1 serving)
Kimichi (Korean fermented cabbage) (1/2 c = 1 serving)
If it’s working for you I wouldn’t worry. I think health problems with low carb are slightly less of a concern in later years simply because there aren’t any hormones around to mess up. 🙂 I would simply be very cognizant of potential changes or symptoms – and if you start to notice weight gain, thyroid symptoms, etc while IF/carb cycling then it might mean it’s time to simply lighten up the IF and add in a few more carbs. you don’t need to eat HIGH carb but some relaxation of your guidelines, or playing with them a little bit, could be called for eventually (or now if you so choose) 🙂
Thank you so much for such a great article! I’ve been vegan for 7 years but i’ve been really confused as to what to eat in the past 9 months since i started looking into starch based diets. I’ve tried both high carb/low fat and high protein/low carb, both have their drawbacks with regard to my energy and recovery levels and how satiated I feel. Neither seems to be helping me with weight loss and sometimes it can feel like i just don’t know how to eat anymore! I do aerial hoop twice a week which is high intensity & sometimes i just don’t have the stamina. I have a desk job, so pretty much sedentary all day but thankfully now the evenings are getting lighter here in the UK i can start to walk again after work. Although i’ve not lost any weight, my body shape is changing so i know there’s muscle under there somewhere 😛 but i do have at least a stone of fat to loose.
I have never even looked into carb cycling before but you have explained it in a logical way that seems really easy to grasp and stick to, it sounds like the best of both world really!
My only struggle is with low carb vegan breakfast, I usually eat at my desk at work and do like my oatmeal. Maybe on the low carb days I can have less oats, with a protein powder topped with yogurt and a little fruit.
I feel excited to try this and hopefully start seeing some great results. I’ve never commented on a blog before but felt compelled after reading this, so thank you again 🙂 xx