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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT ON A VEGAN DIET

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Going vegan provides not only health benefits, but also a great way to lose weight. Almost every woman has tried some sort of diet in their past, and many even go so far as to starve themselves in order to lose weight, only to realize that they gained all the weight back once they started to eat “normally” again.

I am a big fan of the high carb vegan lifestyle, because you can eat as much as you care for, lose weight, and most importantly, keep the weight off. Being a high-carb low-fat vegan means keeping a diet consisting mostly of fresh fruits (bananas, mangos, melons, pineapples, and dates are great choices), vegetables (leafy greens, carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes are great), and a small amount of daily calories that come from healthy fats.

The key is to eat very little fats like avocados/ nuts, and not to use any oils or nut butters, as those are 100% isolated fats. The more defined you want to be, the less fat you should eat. You might be thinking now, “wait that is way too much sugar for our body, and sugar will make us fat!”

Please do not think the sugar from whole foods like fruit is ever going to make you fat! Every cell in our bodies is running on glucose, which is the sugar mostly found in fresh fruits. Fruits are the easiest foods to digest and a great source of quick energy. The difference between natural sugar found in fruits and processed sugar is the high amount of water, fiber, vitamins and minerals in whole fruits. This means the sugar is entering the blood stream slowly while the food is being digested, resulting in balanced blood sugar levels, which is the key to losing weight. So here are my best tips for losing weight long term!

1. Make it a lifestyle and not a diet

Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories, have no sodium or cholesterol, and are therefore the cleanest foods you can possibly eat. Plant-based protein sources like sweet potato or broccoli are much lower in fat than animal proteins.

A high carb vegan diet will make you lean, fit, and healthy because your body is getting enough fuel to function properly which means you won’t have bad food cravings and therefore are able to maintain your weight loss long-term. Just make sure to eat enough to not get hungry and give into cravings.

 

2. Focus on getting fit and healthy

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Don’t focus entirely on your weight. Instead, concentrate on becoming the fittest and healthiest version of yourself. You will be treating your body so well and nourishing it from the inside out with all this fresh goodness that you don’t need to have any doubt whether you will lose weight or not, as you definitely will.

 

3. Focus on adding the good stuff, not cutting out the bad stuff

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These days we always hear what is NOT in our food (gluten-free, sugar-free, grain free etc). I think it is so much more positive to focus on what we add to our food, instead of what we cut out. Tell yourself how great you feel because of all the colorful fruits and vegetable you are adding to your diet, which are all so yummy and packed with all the nutrients we need. That way you concentrate your mind on the positive message.

 

4. Keep yourself busy

This tip makes a huge difference and quickly brings you to where you want to be. It’s great to focus on your goals but don’t overstress and put your body under too much pressure. My tip is to keep yourself busy with all the other things that have to be done, and to adopt a healthy lifestyle naturally.

 

5. Cut out salt

Cutting out salt is a small put powerful change. A high salt intake may cause your body to retain water weight, which is not actual body fat but can make you look bloated and puffy. You will see what a big difference a salt-free diet makes after just a few days of cutting it out.

 

6. Cut out processed foods

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“Leave out all foods with a label” was the best advice I have ever received. It makes so much sense once you think about it. Processed foods contain an enormous amount of additives, such as preservatives, sugar, salt and other weirdly named chemicals. Eating only fresh foods will give you the most energy and the fastest weight loss results.

 

7. Don’t use any oils

Oils are 100 % isolated fat, which means the fat is going straight to our blood system and can cause cell damage and other inflammatory reactions.

Although I recommend you eat very little fats in order to achieve optimum weight loss, I do suggest you eat whole foods like avocados, in case you are craving healthy fats.

 

8. Drink enough water

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Water!! Water!! Water!! I can’t stress enough about how important it is to drink a lot of water. Drinking enough water will make it so much easier for you to lose weight. Start your day with 1 liter of water and add the juice of one or two fresh lemons. Your digestive system will get an extra kick and your body will be ready to eliminate toxins.

 

9. Workout

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Since you will be full of energy due to all the good carbs you’ve hopefully been eating, working out won’t be a problem for you.

Working out will make you healthy, strong and lean. It is so much healthier for our mind to focus on getting our heart pumping because we want to stay fit, and not because we want to lose weight. The weight loss comes naturally and is a positive side effect.

I suggest you work out whenever you feel like it. Some people prefer to start the day with a run and others prefer to end the day with a yoga session. Find something that you enjoy and have fun with. Don’t beat yourself up for taking a day off. Eating a high carb vegan lifestyle will already do 80% of the job, so there is no need to stress about going to the gym every day.

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Sleep is the best anti-aging treatment around and also helps your body burn fat! Our body repairs itself while we sleep, and gets rid of all kind of toxins that we inhale during the day. Give your body enough time to rest so it can function properly. Try to have a 2-3 hour time gap between dinner and bedtime, as you don’t want your body to be busy digesting food at night.

I hope you find these tips helpful and suggest you try it for at least one month to start seeing results. Give your body time to trust you on this lifestyle. Of course, we all have different body types, and what works for one person might not be the solution for another. Nevertheless, I think that fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods we can find, and that they provide us with all the vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats we could ever need.

xx Caroline

 

116 comments

J October 26, 2016 Reply

Im woundering IF you eat quinoa and rice? Do you eat Every fruite and vedgetables or just some?

    Caroline Deisler October 26, 2016 Reply

    Hi!:) I eat all kind of fruits and vegetables. Its good to mix it up sometimes to make sure you get all the different vitamins and minerals. 🙂 I love to have rice and quinoa with curries. However, I eat mostly raw lately. 🙂

      Ting October 29, 2016 Reply

      Caroline,

      Hi, do you mind to share your workout routine?

        Caroline Deisler October 31, 2016 Reply

        Hi Ting,
        at the moment i go running 2-3 times a week for 45 min and go boxing 1-2 times a week deepening how busy i am. I also love spinning classes and started to do a 10 min abs workout after boxing :-).
        Hope that helps! 🙂

        Caroline Deisler November 27, 2016 Reply

        Hi Ting, there is a video on my youtube channel about an abs workout routine.:)

Julia October 26, 2016 Reply

What about b12 vitamin?

    Caroline Deisler October 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Julia,
    It is good to do a blood test first to find out if you need to supplement vitamin b 12. I personally like take a liquid supplement.
    Have a lovely day.
    xx Caroline

Jana October 26, 2016 Reply

Hello, do you think that it’s safe for women to eat minimum of fat in their diet? I used to have problems with period and my doctor recommends to pay atention to my fat intake.

    Caroline Deisler October 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jana,
    yes it is totally safe for women to eat minimum fat. However, low fat gets often misunderstood with no fat. I eat around 2-3 avocados a week and consider that low fat.
    It is always the best to listen to your body. If you feel great eating a higher amount of fat than there is no reason to change that. 🙂
    Hope that helps!
    xx Caroline

Lucy October 27, 2016 Reply

Is coconut milk an isolated fat?

    Caroline Deisler October 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Lucy,
    Coconut oil is an isolated fat. However, coconut milk is made of water and coconut meat which means its not an isolated fat. Try to use a brand that doesn’t use additives or sweeteners.
    Have a lovely day.
    xx Caroline

Rebecca October 27, 2016 Reply

How many dates do you eat in a Day?
Do u eat them instead of food or just like a extra snack?
I Also wounder how you do when you go out to dinner at a restaurant with friends, dont you eat at all ?
Do you drink alcohol?

    Caroline Deisler October 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Rebecca,
    I eat around 20-25 dates a day, sometimes more sometimes less. I can easily eat a mono meal of dates for lunch as i love them so much, especially this time of the year where there are not so many sweet fruits in season.
    I love to go to restaurants with friends and i think think it is so much fun to enjoy healthy food together. Don’t let being vegan ruin your social life. 🙂 You can cook for your friends and family and show them how tasty healthy foods can be, you can bring them to your favourite restaurants (Asian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese restaurants always have vegan options) and you almost always find something on the menu in a non vegan friendly restaurant.
    I think it is good to find a balance between cooking at home, preparing your own food and making compromises when going out.:-)
    Hope that helps. 🙂
    xx Caroline

    Caroline Deisler October 28, 2016 Reply

    oh and I don’t drink alcohol. 🙂

Jourdan L October 29, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline, how much nuts are recommended to eat per day?

    Caroline Deisler October 29, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jourdan,
    i feel best with having 2-3 avocados per week and not having a lot of nuts, but it is totally up to you and depends on what makes you feel good.:-)

felicia October 29, 2016 Reply

hi Caroline! what type of date do you usually buy and where? super love you blog!!
xx

    Caroline Deisler October 29, 2016 Reply

    Hi Felicia,
    thank you so much! So glad to hear that! 🙂 I LOVE Medjoul Dates. Luckily, I find them everywhere these days.:-) Small Israeli shops are great as they always have the freshest ones. Amazon can be good to as you can order a large 5kg box. 7hotdates is a great address if you live in the States.
    Hope that helps. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Elfje October 30, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline!
So you don’t eat bread/ pasta/ meat / fish nor chocolate?! Basically fruits and vegetables?
Kisses! You are a hell of an example <3

    Caroline Deisler October 31, 2016 Reply

    Correct, no meat, no fish and if chocolate then vegan chocolate. If i eat pasta, i usually use brown rice pasta but i don’t crave pasta that often. I’m really a big Fruit person 😀 and could eat fruits all day!!:-) 🙂

Raneem October 31, 2016 Reply

Do you eat seeds like flax and chia? You’re so inspiring!xx

    Caroline Deisler October 31, 2016 Reply

    Hi Raneem,
    thank you so much!! So glad to hear that you feel inspired:) I don’t really like chia or flaxseeds.
    xx Caroline

      Gemma Falk January 28, 2018 Reply

      Hi Caroline- I’m wondering how you get sufficient protein since you don’t seem to eat much quinoa or legumes or nuts? I understand we do not need meat and dairy to get enough protein but it was my understanding that we need a little beans/ nuts/ seeds every day on a vegan diet to support our tissues sufficiently. Also I see you take a B12 supplement which is great- can you tell me which one/ or type you would recommend? Lastly how do you get Omega 3 if you don’t eat flaxseeds or chia?
      Thanks so much, Gemma

        Caroline Deisler February 12, 2018 Reply

        Hi Gemma

        I eat lots of greens like spinach, kale, parsley (mostly in green smoothies), potatoes/sweet potatoes/ avocados, chickpeas, Brazil nuts etc. All fruits & veggies have protein and as long as you are eating a broad variety and around 2500kcal per day you should be getting enough protein. About VB12, there are a few options.☺️
        1.You can take chlorella and Spirulina which also have protein.
        2. You can also take liquid chlorophyll which has B12 as well or
        3. an organic liquid B12 supplement.
        My fav one is chlorella as it also contains protein and other B vitamins.

        Hope that helps
        xx Caroline

Tiffany October 31, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline,
Can you share your day to day meal plan? Like what you would typically eat in a day – just for guidance as trying to be vegan and kinda would love a guide to follow

Thanks

    Caroline Deisler October 31, 2016 Reply

    Hi Tiffany,
    have you seen the “what i eat in a week” post? that might help you and gives you and idea about what you could eat. There is also another post with “tips when going vegan”. I’m a big fruit person and love to eat tons of fruit and dates during the day and then have a veggie filled dinner. 🙂
    Hope that helps. 🙂
    xx Caroline

    Caroline Deisler November 27, 2016 Reply

    HI Tiffany,
    apologies for the late response. Have you seen the ‘what i eat in a week’ post?
    Let me know if that helps:)!
    xx caroline

Sarah October 31, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline! Congratulations for your blog, it’s really inspiring!❤
I’ve been vegan for years, because I’m against animal suffering. But, apart from this, sometimes I feel that I don’t eat healthy enough and that I need a cleaner body. Could you please give an example of your perfect idea of breakfast, lunch and dinner, so I can have a guide of what to eat in a day to have a super healthy and clean vegan diet?
Thank youuu sooo much! Much love and warm regards! ❤

    Caroline Deisler October 31, 2016 Reply

    Hi Sarah,
    thank you so much!!!:-) Have you seen the what i eat in a week post ? That might help you. 🙂 I eat a lot of fruit during the day and feel soooo good doing that!! You are going to feel to energized, light and are getting the healthy sugar you need to function properly. Def recommend eating fruits during the day and having a hearty, veggie filled dinner!
    Hope that helps! 🙂
    xx Caroline

Elfje Moonen October 31, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline!

What about bread, pasta, meat or fish?

Or…..chocolate (i really cannot abandon that one :D)

Love, you are a very inspiration!

    Caroline Deisler October 31, 2016 Reply

    Brown rice pasta is a great substitute and is much easier to digest than regular pasta.:-) My best tip to satisfy sweet cravings is to eat dates!! they are so sweet, delicious and healthy and you will crave less chocolate etc. If you still want more sweet you can make healthy alternatives like sweet potato brownies. For bread i love rye bread but it may not be ideal if you are trying to lose weight.
    hope that helps. 🙂

Spencer November 1, 2016 Reply

I would like to have your body! it is perfect! Could I say how you measure weight and to have a goal?

    Caroline Deisler November 3, 2016 Reply

    Thank you, that’s really sweet! I almost never weigh myself as i don’t think its a good weigh of measuring and comparing ourselves to others. This lifestyle is all about eating an abundance of healthy, vibrant food without counting calories. Focus on becoming fit, healthy and happy is so much better than focusing on weight. Hope you understand. 🙂

Kristina November 2, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline,
I have started to eat mostly fruit and vegetables and it really helps with my energy and I am hoping it will improve my skin as I have acne and have been wondering if milk and gluten could be causing this. Did you notice any change in your skin when changing to Vegan? My doctor just told me to go on the birth control pill, but I am scared of weight gain. Do you use any hormonal birthcontrol? Thanks for tips 🙂

    Caroline Deisler November 3, 2016 Reply

    Hi Kristina,
    yessss going vegan makes your skin SO MUCH BETTER!! Cutting out dairy and gluten is AMAZING for your skin. I suffered from having breakouts for a long time and i was also told to take the birth control pill which is not such a good idea in my opinion. Try the high carb vegan lifestyle and eat tons of fresh fruits, greens and vegetables and you will see such a big change in your skin. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Kathrine Lyster November 3, 2016 Reply

What about grains like rice and oatmeal? I eat almost plantbased but I find that I need some to fill me up in the morning and a smoothie haven’t work yet :/ any suggestion? <3

    Caroline Deisler November 5, 2016 Reply

    Hi Kathrine,
    i love rice. However, i am not a big oatmeal person as i love to have fruits, fruit smoothies or green smoothies for breakfast. Try to eat MORE fruits for breakfast and make larger smoothies, that way you probably feel more satisfied and i always felt than fruits & fruit smoothies are easier to digest than oatmeal.
    Hope that answers your questions.:)
    xx Caroline

    Caroline Deisler November 27, 2016 Reply

    Hi Kathrine,
    i love rice! However, I’m not a big oatmeal person. Fruits are always best when eaten alone without any grains etc. but if you feel like it fills you up more I would totally go for it :-))! Banana – date smoothies are great in the morning and I love a Mango, spinach, parsley smoothie:-)!
    xx caroline

Natalia November 5, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline,
How long did it take to get that body? Greetings from Chile <3

    Caroline Deisler November 5, 2016 Reply

    Hi Natalia, i have been vegan for a bit more than 2 years now, so thats about it. It has never been easier to stay in shape as it’s almost impossible to gain weight on that high carb low fat vegan diet. 🙂 Hope that helps.
    xx Caroline

Paula November 6, 2016 Reply

I literally very very similar you, and of course I looooove fruit too!! hclf is the best way of eating definitely and it makes you feel amazing I second that!. Anyways I was wondering how often do you workout and what is usually your workout? Do you have an ab or legs routine to share?. Lots of love, Im so happy I found your page.

    Caroline Deisler November 6, 2016 Reply

    Hi Paula,
    thank you so much for the sweet message. 🙂
    I workout around 4 times a week at the moment. I love running, spinning and boxing! The combination of cardio and boxing works really well for me and i feel like boxing tones the whole body.
    I always recommend to do cardio a few times a week as this will boost your metabolism and get your heart rate up.
    Hope that helps.:)
    xx Caroline

Trini November 6, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline! I am so inspired with your blog congratulations!!!!! 🙂

I have been vegan for an year now and feel so good with myself since I struggled, and sometimes still do, with eating disorders. But I really don´t see a change in myself fisically only spiritually. Looking at you so slim and happy makes me question what should I do to feel completley pleased with this wonderfull vegan diet.
Kisses from Argentina
You are a hell of an example.

    Caroline Deisler November 11, 2016 Reply

    Hi Trini,
    thank you so much!! So glad to hear that you feel inspired! 🙂
    There are a few things i have noticed.

    1. It takes time and consistency. I have been eating “high carb low fat” since i started being vegan a bit more than 2 years ago but i have always been eating tons of fresh fruit and vegetables even before that. It really depends where you are coming from and results are different for each of us but i strongly belief that it takes time to see the full benefits of this lifestyle and the longer you do it the more you see changes.

    2. Vegan doesn’t automatically mean healthy. This is one of the biggest mistakes people make. Vegan can be quite unhealthy if you don’t consume a lot of fresh, whole foods. Try to eat as much fresh ripe fruits, vegetables, greens .. as possible, make your meals simple, don’t eat vegan junk food, drink tons of water, enjoy treating yourself well and start to love yourself, workout a few times a week, ..all these things play a huge role.

    Hope this made sense and helps a bit. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Sara November 7, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline! I am so inspired by your willingness to stick to a healthy lifestyle, even though it seems like you enjoy it! What struggles have you had getting in shape if any and so curious about your dress size! You’re body is amazing

    Caroline Deisler November 11, 2016 Reply

    Hi Sara,
    thank you so much!! It definitely takes time and the longer I’m doing it the more I see the benefits which motivate me to stay on that lifestyle.:-) The key really is to be consistent and it will become so much easier over time until you don’t even think about it anyone. My dress size is usually small or 34-36.
    xx Caroline

Brittany November 10, 2016 Reply

Hey Caroline do you eat banana ice cream or blend your fruits, or do you prefer to eat them whole and unblended?

    Caroline Deisler November 11, 2016 Reply

    Hi Brittany, i love to eat them whole and unblended but smoothies are such an easy way to make breakfast if you have no time. During the week i usually make a large smoothie in the morning, have one at home and take one with me. Homemade fruit smoothies are way better than fruit juice because you get all the fibre.
    Hope that helps. 🙂

Robyn November 10, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline, are dates not fattening due to the high amount of sugar they contain?

    Caroline Deisler November 11, 2016 Reply

    Hi Robyn,
    no not at all. They have zero % fat and its all natural good sugar. I eat A LOT of dates and never gained any weight from it. Have a look at my post about the benefits of dates.
    Hope that helps. 🙂

      Robyn November 11, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much! Will have a look 🙂 X

Elle November 16, 2016 Reply

I have been vegan for little over 1 year now (and vegetarian before that). My diet has not been as “raw” and fruit based as yours, but I would be interested in trying. I believe that my problem has also been that I try to restrict the food almost too much (to salad, vegetables, good fats) and avoiding to eat more fruits than 1-3 per day. I can sometimes feel, that I ruin my metabolism by eating too little.

However, if I now were to try to change my diet to be as similar as possible to yours- meaning that I would add more fruits and eat less “good fats” etc.. Do you think that I will gain weight at first when changing the diet? Will the high amount of carbs and sugar (from fruit) make me gain weight in the beginning? How fast do you think I will see results? I would also want to loose 3-4 kg of weight.

Thank you so much in advance for your answer:)

/Elle

    Caroline Deisler November 16, 2016 Reply

    Hi Elle,
    1-3 fruits per day is def way too little. You need to overcome that calorie fear and stop counting calories. Eat as many fruits as you want as your body needs more carbs to have enough energy. (around 2500 kcal/day)
    I am sure you will be able to lose weight long term but please don’t focus on weight loss as this is such a negative mind set. Focus on being fit healthy and most importantly happy. The longer you are on that lifestyle the better you will feel.
    Have a lovely day. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Elodie November 18, 2016 Reply

Hi hi, I hope that you’ll answer me! Well I’m trying to have a good lifestyle. Recently I drink almond milk, what do you think about it? I noticed that I usually get headache and I don’t know if it’s because of my new habit (drinking that milk). I can’t take my breakfast without drinking milk. Any advise? Thanks xx

    Caroline Deisler November 22, 2016 Reply

    Hi Elodie,
    i think almond milk is a great substitute to regular milk. However, if you don’t feel well drinking it maybe try to have smoothies for breakfast instead. Try to make a 5 Banana, 5 Dates + Water Smoothie, its super creamy and looks like a milk shake :))) Also make sure you drink enough water to prevent getting a headache. Around 3 liters are great if you can manage that.
    Hope that helps. 🙂
    Have a lovely day!
    xx Caroline

      Elodie December 23, 2016 Reply

      Thank you so much!! Last question, don’y you get stomachache when you eat fruits for breakfast? I ate 2 apples and my stomach horribly hurt me omg. What’s your answer? Thanks again! Xx

        Caroline Deisler December 26, 2016 Reply

        Maybe try different fruits 🙂 ripe bananas are very easy to digest and shouldn’t give you any stomach pain.:)

Val November 26, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline!! I have tried being fully raw before and I lost a lot of weight but I found that i was really lacking energy so I couldn’t workout as much as I hoped I would! Am I doing something wrong? Also, how would you
suggest keeping the weight off after going raw (I get quite bad cravings for unhealthy things sometimes!)
you are gorgeous and I would love to someday have being raw part of my lifestyle xxxx

    Caroline Deisler November 26, 2016 Reply

    Hi Val, thank you so much! :-)) I think the lack of energy probably might come from not eating enough. It helps a lot to have a banana smoothie, some dates or a few apples before working out. The best way to keep the weight off after being fully raw is to implement as many raw days as possible into the vegan lifestyle. Try to eat raw till 4 and also focus on cutting out oils, salt and vegan junk food. Basically the more natural the better.:-). I also find that dates are the best way to prevent sweet cravings as they are so sweet and satisfying!!
    Hope that helps! 🙂
    xx Caroline

Sara December 7, 2016 Reply

I love your YouTube videos!!! Please make more! You give such amazing advice and you inspire me everyday! I’m actually on a macrobiotic diet which is kind of like vegan , except you can eat a little fish 2-3x a week, and I’m allowed to eat a LITTLE dairy bc I like to have milk in my coffee…do u know anything about this diet? U have an amazing body and what are your body measurements?

    Caroline Deisler December 8, 2016 Reply

    Hi Sara,
    aww thank you so much!! Im sooo happy to hear that as I am still new to doing videos and wasn’t so sure about it!:) Yes, i have heard about your diet! I think its great as it is so much healthier than a standard meat focused diet!! 🙂 Maybe try to substitute milk with almond milk to make your diet even healthier :)!
    xx Caroline

Rachel December 8, 2016 Reply

Hi my name is Rachel…I started eating mostly vegan and my belly bloat had decreased…you’re an inspiration to me every day to eat right and I was wondering what your body measurements are?

    Caroline Deisler December 8, 2016 Reply

    Hi Rachel,
    thank you so much!!! Makes me so happy to hear that:-)! I never take measurement or weigh myself to be honest. I just love the abundance of this lifestyle and feel like weighing myself or counting calories is not the right approach and not a good way of comparing ourselves to others. Hope you understand :-)!!
    Have a lovely evening.
    xx Caroline

Brittany December 14, 2016 Reply

Hi!
A few questions,

Do you eat before a workout?
Do you count calories ? If so how many a day?
I heard that salads make you bloated, have you heard of such a thing ?

    Caroline Deisler December 14, 2016 Reply

    Hi Brittany,
    i don’t eat before working out as I usually workout in the morning and then have a big fruit meal afterwards. I never count calories and always eat as much as i want. I don’t get bloated from salads 🙂 Make sure you don’t eat fruit after cooked meals and don’t combine fruits with nuts or fats to avoid bloating. 🙂
    hope that helps!
    xx Caroline

teresa December 15, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline,

what is opinion about Soja?
Have a nice evenning!

xx Teresa 🙂

    Caroline Deisler December 15, 2016 Reply

    Hi Teresa,
    i think its a great source of protein. However, I prefer to get my protein from fruits and greens and love to eat as natural as possible and eat almost no processed foods. :-)) I don’t think its bad to have soda once in a while but i probably wouldn’t recommend to have it every day. :-)) The fresher option is always the better option and i feel like fresh fruits, dates, veggies, greens, potatoes etc taste much better than things like tofu. But thats just my opinion :D! Hope that helps:)
    xx Caroline

teresa December 15, 2016 Reply

forgot “your” 🙂

Teresa December 15, 2016 Reply

Hi caroline

Thank you for your answer!
What you say sounds right and is my opinion too!
I dont really like its taste but i eat it as a Source of Protein.
What are your sources of Protein? Could you give some examples? :-)))
My favourite smoothie extra is nettle powder. Thats a great source of everything you need greens and high in Protein :)))

Xx Teresa

Teresa December 15, 2016 Reply

Ist not hard to taste better than Tofu /Soja 😀

Teresa December 15, 2016 Reply

Stinging nettle powder 🙂
So beatifully Green and good!!! 🙂

Rawan Munther December 17, 2016 Reply

Hi,can i know how old are you and how much do you weigh? i really want your body btw!!!

Rawan Munther December 17, 2016 Reply

can you give me a meal plan to lose 3 kilos?

Lauren December 18, 2016 Reply

Hi,
I love your blog! I was wondering if you ever eat peanut butter or other nut butters. I know there are high in fat but I’ve heard it’s all the good fat, just like avocados. What’s your opinion?

    Lauren December 18, 2016 Reply

    Sorry I have another question I forgot to include haha. I know you eat dates a lot but they have a really high calorie count. Even though these are healthy, you still have to eat them in moderation so you don’t gain weight, correct? What is your serving size of dates usually?

Lucy December 25, 2016 Reply

Hi caroline, if i really need to lose weight, do you think i should still count calories? I have troubles realizing when i’m full and therefore often binge out of boredom or whatever. So i feel counting calories might help. But i do understand it puts more stress on the body. What do u suggest?

    Caroline Deisler December 26, 2016 Reply

    Hi Lucy,
    eating a high carb vegan diet with tons of fresh fruits will most likely make you lose weight naturally so there is really no need for counting calories. This lifestyle is all about abundance and not being restrictive. If you want to lose weight long term you have to change your lifestyle and be consistent instead of doing a “diet”. Fruits are so so good for you and you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight at the same time which is amazing! :-)) I also find that counting calories takes out the fun and I am sure after a few weeks you will be more sensitive to know when you are full. It just takes a bit if time and practice.:-)
    Hope that helps!
    xx Caroline

Chelsi Barnes January 2, 2017 Reply

You’re such an inspiration, I love all your social media platforms!! You mentioned you liked to have a salad for dinner every 2nd day; when it comes to dressings, what do you use? I know that some can contain lots of salt and oils.

    Caroline Deisler January 3, 2017 Reply

    HI Chelsi,
    thank you so much! So glad to gear that!:-)) I love large green salads and usually start every dinner with one. My favorite dressing is 1/2 an avocado and fresh lemon juice. I use a fork to smash the avocado and then massage the greens into it until they are all covered. Super delicious and way better than using any oil. 🙂
    Hope that helps!
    xx caroline

Fanny January 4, 2017 Reply

Hello Caroline 🙂
I just want to say that I admire what you’re doing. I’m trying too to have a vegan philosophy and your blog and your Instagram account are really helpful !
World should be full of people like you, sweetheart.
xoxo

    Caroline Deisler January 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi Fanny,
    thank you so much!! Thats so sweet of you!! Glad to hear that you find it helpful:-)!
    Have a lovely evening.
    xx Caroline

Nora January 7, 2017 Reply

Hey 🙂 was macht der Körper mit zu viel zucker und Kohlenhydraten aus Früchten ? Wenn man mehr Kalorien zu sich nimmt als der eigene Gesamtenergiebefarf, dann wandelt der Körper die überflüssige Energie doch in fett um , oder ? Diese Frage beschäftigt mich schon ganz lange und ich habe Angst mehr Kalorien zu mir zu nehmen :/ vielleicht hast du ja eine Antwort für mich 🙂

Hannah February 8, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline!

I’m doing a raw vegan diet myself at the moment and first I really want to thank you for being my biggest inspiration because it is you who motivated me to start and still motivates me to go on, as you have a stunning body and also the life I’m planning to have some day (I’m from Munich, too and want to go to New York for modeling after my exams as well :D)
Anyway: Now, some days after I have started the diet, I feel weak all the time and I don’t even have power left to workout because my whole body is shaking as soon as I’m working out, although I’m doing everything as you suggest.
Do I do something wrong or is it just my body who tries to getting used to this new lifestyle? Did you have similar problems at the beginning?

Greetings from Munich!

    Caroline Deisler February 14, 2017 Reply

    Hi Hannah,
    thank you so much! It so heartwarming to receive messages like this one! 🙂

    The most common mistake people make when they first come to this lifestyle is not eating enough. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories and we need to eat a minimum of 2500 kcal per day to thrive on that lifestyle. I sometimes eat more than that depending on how active I am.

    Hope that helps! 🙂
    xx Caroline

Elizabeth February 14, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline 🙂
I admire your page and health journey! I am 19 and live in the US.
I have a few questions for you:) How did you know a high carb diet was for you? I am currently unsure of what diet route to take; high carb or high protein. I have read that high protein is best for losing fat, but I don’t know if the sources are trusty. I feel as though I hold a lot of my fat in my tummy area, and I’d really like to change this. I am very active, so I know it is my diet that needs to change. Do you have any advice?
Thank you:)

    Caroline Deisler February 14, 2017 Reply

    Hi Elisabeth,
    thank you so much! So happy to hear that!

    I have always loved fruits and really enjoy eating a lot of fresh fruits, dates etc. Fruits give you the carbs you need where as a high protein diet will always lead to cravings bc your body is not getting enough carbs.
    I would suggest you try the high carb vegan lifestyle and see how it goes. I am sure you will feel amazing and have tons of energy! High protein is really not good at all for losing fat, in fact really the opposite.
    A diet full of fresh fruits will be so beneficial for your digestion and that really helps to keep your tummy flat. 🙂

    Hope that helps!:)
    xx Caroline

Camille February 22, 2017 Reply

Hey Caroline,
Thank you for beinf so inspiring. I am really trying to stick to a healthy diet, the same as yours, and I find myself doing great for a couple of days, and then having enormous cravings and binging, not even out of hunger, just because I feel like I need grains or sugary things. I also get very bloated and have stomach pains when eating vegetables, should I only have vegetables in monomeals as well?
What do you suggest I should do? I am also terrified of gaining weight so I feel like forcing myself to eat 2500 calories would be emotional suicide.
Do you have an idea of what I should eat for a couple days/week to get back on track and forget about the cravings?
Thank youuu

    Caroline Deisler March 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi Camille,
    thank you so much! Happy to hear that you feel inspired.
    Cravings only come when you under eat. It is really important to eat enough on a high carb vegan diet in order to be satisfied. The website cronometer.com is great for counting calories/ vitamins etc. to make sure you are eating enough.

    A few things that help with bloating are:
    1. Start your day with 1 later of lemon infused water and ideally only drink water until your first bowel movement.
    2. Eat Fruit mono meals meaning one type of fruit at a time. For ex. ripe bananas for breakfast, mangos for lunch, dates as a snack, potatoes for dinner. Do that for a few month if possible, it really helps.
    3. Drink enough water throughout the day. I usually drink 3-4 litres.
    4. Do cardio. Running and spinning wakes up your metabolism and really helps your digestion to function better.
    5. Get enough sleep and don’t eat 2-3 hours before going to bed.

    Hope that helps. :-))
    xx Caroline

Clem February 22, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline,

It seems from what you’ve described about your diet that you don’t eat much protein at all. I’m wondering how you are getting all your essential amino acids, and feel this is something you should definitely address in your blog. Your followers could easily be under the impression that fruit and veg constitutes a balanced diet, and subsequently suffer from protein deficiency…

    Caroline Deisler March 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi Clem,

    I appreciate your concern. However, fruits and vegetables have all the amino acids we need and it is totally fine to eat a high carb vegan diet without supplementing protein. In fact, have you ever heard than someone was protein deficient?
    Its all about eating an abundance and correct food combining. Did you know for ex. that drinking coffee leads to a week protein absorption? There are many other parts that play a big role in regards to protein.

    Hope that helps! 🙂
    Caroline

Victoria Roose Winkel March 21, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline,

Do you ever eat bread, cake or anything containing flour?

Hugs from Victoria!

    Caroline Deisler March 26, 2017 Reply

    Hi Victoria,
    yes I LOVE fresh sourdough bread and don’t mind the gluten from time to time. I wouldn’t eat it every day but whenever I feel like having lots of bruschetta or Avocado toast i go for it and enjoy it. :-))

Victoria Roose Winkel March 21, 2017 Reply

And how about edamamme / soy beans, do you eat those?

    Caroline Deisler March 26, 2017 Reply

    I don’t really eat any soy products. There are def a great source of protein but I prefer non processed foods and don’t love the taste of tofu & co. Chia seeds and oat are a great source of healthy fats and protein and I love chia pudding but if i had to chose between oat meal and fruits I would always go for the fruits. :-)))

Victoria Roose Winkel March 21, 2017 Reply

Do you eat chia seeds or oats?

Victoria Roose Winkel March 21, 2017 Reply

Do you eat B12 vitamin supplement?

Sorry for all the questions, they came gradually 🙂

    Caroline Deisler March 26, 2017 Reply

    No worries at all. 🙂 Yes, I take a B12 supplement 3 times per week. 🙂
    I don’t eat chocolate very often. Since I always eat a lot of dates I don’t crave other sweets that much.:-))

Victoria Roose Winkel March 21, 2017 Reply

Last question – do you eat any chocolate at all? Even if it is vegan?

Lauren March 30, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline,
While I think it’s great that you want to share your vegan lifestyle with others (I am vegan also) and promote healthy eating and a positive attitude towards health, I also think it can be slightly dangerous with the information you are giving these highly influential young girls. It just really worries me that giving advice like this when you aren’t a nutritionist or dietician is alarmimg, especially about fats, oils and carbs. I know you aren’t saying that you are an expert, but as a public figure you are extremely influential and I would advise you have all the information you need not from the internet, but from people who really know what they are talking about. I was once one of these girls who listened to people like freelee etc with a high carb low fat diet and I got really sick, lost weight in a bad way, and became deficient in a lot of things, I’m just lucky I spoke to a health professional and am now studying nutrition so I can understand how bad it was for me in what I was doing. I’m not saying what you’re doing is bad, each to their own but your lifestyle may not work at all for someone else’s and can in fact be very detrimental, especially for teenage girls that are still growing and need so much nourishment to live a healthy life. So please please please know what you are saying has consequences.
Thanks x

    Caroline Deisler April 6, 2017 Reply

    Hi Lauren,
    i appreciate your concern.:-) However, I did study nutrition and know what I am talking about. 🙂 I am promoting a healthy diet that is full of fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods. I am always telling my followers that its important to eat in abundance and to never ever restrict yourself. A high carb vegan diet has endless health benefits and is not about dieting. I eat more than 2500 calories per day, often times more and have experienced so many positive side effects from this lifestyle that I want to share these with my followers. On top of that I have gotten many messages from the people following me saying that they feel amazing on this lifestyle and am so thankful that hey have found my Instagram, & Blog. This is about being happy with yourself, treating your body well and getting the fittest and healthier version of you and not at all about deprivation.
    Hope that helps love!:-)
    xx Caroline

Varvara April 1, 2017 Reply

Hi, Caroline. I wonder if homemade peanut butter (just toasted peanuts) is a bad fat? I live in a country, where avocados quite expensive, so can’t buy them every week. And also, does morning workout before breakfast help to loose weight?

    Caroline Deisler April 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi Varvara,

    1. working out before having breakfast definitely helps with weight loss. If you workout on an empty stomach your body will start burning fat right away where as if you eat before your workout, the body first burn the calories from the food and then starts to burn fat. Cardio like running and spinning are amazing to start the day. Have lots of water and 1-2 large fruit platters afterwards for best results.
    2.Fresh peanut butter is a great source of protein and fat, however, if you are trying to lose weight, a low fat diet with a high percentage of raw fruits will work better.

    Hope that helps. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Rebecca April 5, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline, what workouts can I do to loose some weight and get toned up for summer? Thankyou xx

    Caroline Deisler April 6, 2017 Reply

    Hi Rebecca, in my experience cardio works the best!! 🙂 Running and spinning is great to get more toned without building up a lots of muscles. 🙂 Hope that helps! xx Caroline

Rebecca April 6, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline, I am looking to tone up my whole body (I.e slim my thighs down tone my abs and arms and butt). I have been trying to do this for a while now eating right and excersizing but no major differences. Your very inspirational and you have a fantasticly toned body! What do you think I should do? Thank-you xxx

    Caroline Deisler April 6, 2017 Reply

    Hi Rebecca,
    thank you so much! Thats so sweet. :-)) It took me more than a year on this lifestyle to see first changes in my body, however, I always felt that eating a high percentage of raw food in my diet really helps a lot. I love to eat fresh fruits ans dates during the day and only have 1 cooked meal per day, mostly for dinner. Workout vise cardio helps the most!!! You get a good sweat, boost your metabolism and burn more fat. Running, spinning and boxing are all amazing workouts that will get you toned without building up lots of muscles.
    Hope that helps!! :-))
    xx Caroline

Silja Reese May 16, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline,
I am following your posts on Instagram and your blog quite a long time and I really, really love nearly everything you share with us/your community. Thanks for that!
I’ve tried to be more vegan the longer I followed you and today I feel so good. I’ve never been a person that ate unhealthy but a lifestyle like yours is truly worth to try I thought. And it really is 🙂
So thank you for all the inspiration, advices, nice pictures and wonderful texts!
Only one question about the dates: I normally buy them in different shops here in Hamburg but some comments before you wrote something about ordering on amazon… Are these dates as good like in Israeli Shops etc.?
Hugs from Hamburg
Silja

Abigail graves May 20, 2017 Reply

Hey Caroline!
You’re such an inspiration and good role model for us teenagers:)
I started to eat more fruit last week and became bloated. The tone in my stomach wasn’t as noticeable due to how much water and how bloated I was. I work out daily.
I don’t eat high amounts of salt, so I was just wondering how you eat so much fruit and don’t bloat? I wanted to try a mono breakfast and lunch of watermelon but was afraid to bloat again.
By the way I was eating watermelon, apples, pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes and berries.
Will the bloated just go away with time?
By the way dates are my new favorite! I haven’t eaten sugar in a few months but they taste identical to donut holes! It’s so nice to find healthy alternatives:)
Much love,
Abigail Rose
Xoxo

    Caroline Deisler May 30, 2017 Reply

    Hi Abigail,
    thank you so much! So happy to hear that you feel inspired and that you are loving dates now!:):)

    It is totally normal to be bloated in the beginning but there are a few things you can do to avoid it!:-)

    My Tips are:
    1.Eat fruit mono meals. My fav mono meals are ripe banans/ honey melons or watermelon. 2.Dont drink water while you eat. Drink 1 liter in the morning and wait 30 min before you eat. Also wait around 30 min afterwards before you drink water again. 3.Only eat ripe fruits (bananas are ripe when they are spotty) 3. Never eat fruits after cooked food as fruits digest much quicker. 5. Do 30min of cardio each day to boost your metabolism. Hope that will help you!

Hannah Disella June 20, 2017 Reply

HI, ive been on this lifestyle for over a year `nd every day im noticing bad ide effects on my body- more streth marks and cellutlie. I dont know what it is… im alot bigger than i was before this lifestyle i am only 18. i dont really do exercise… Also do you know why i might be feeling tingles n my fingers….. i dont eat a ot of fat and eat at least 2000-3000 cals

    Caroline Deisler June 23, 2017 Reply

    Hi Hannah

    my tips are to do more exercise. Try to do 45min of cardio at least 4 times a week. You. eed to get your body moving to boost your metabolism and to get more toned & fit.

    Nutrition vise it seems you are doing everything right, however if you dont workout at all it takes a lot longer until you see changes in your body. Other important factors are sleep & stress. Try to get 8 hours of sleep every night and eliminate stress as much as you can. Also worrying about your body is stress for your body.

    Let me know how it goes. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Hannah Disella June 20, 2017 Reply

all i eat literally if fruit, veg and potatoes…. i dont understand why im not losing weight and why my body is getting worse… its not like ihavent been on this lifestyle long… ive been on it for more than a year and a bit… and i dint come from a restricting past. Please help! what am i doing wrong

Kali March 19, 2018 Reply

Hi Caroline,

I’ve been inspired by your Instagram for almost a year now and would really love to try out your vegan lifestyle! I really would love to lose about 10 pounds to get to my ideal weight. I see a lot of controversy on the internet that it’s possible to gain weight if you eat too many calories on a vegan diet. If I eat raw vegan with no oil or salt and low fat, would it be possible to gain weight? Why would that be? Thank you so much!!

    Caroline Deisler April 11, 2018 Reply

    Hi Kali

    Aww I´m so happy to hear that!! Really means a lot.

    How long have you been eating a raw vegan diet? I can’t imagine someone gaining weight on this lifestyle unless you are coming from an Eating disorder and have to gain weight to be healthy.

    From my own experience, I have been eating like that (including cooked starches etc) for almost 4 years and only got fitter.☺️☺️
    hope that helps!!xx Caroline

Jennifer September 6, 2018 Reply

Hi Caroline, thanks for all the tips. In addition to drinking water/lemon, would you recommend drinking fresh 100% aloe vera juice? I hear the benefits are great. If so, please could you recommend a brand that’s free of preservatives, consisting of aloe vera juice alone? I’m looking for one but haven’t come across any so far. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks a ton!

    Caroline Deisler September 12, 2018 Reply

    Hi Jennifer, apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
    Yes, i love ALoe Vera juice and add it to water and smoothies. It´s a great booster for your digestion!
    I get mine at Koro“>koro where you can also get the 5kg date box that i buy.

    My code “CARO” gives you 5% off. :-))

    xx Caroline

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