What is a HCLFV Lifestyle?
An HCLFV lifestyle is where a person gets a minimum of 80% of their calories from plant-based Carbohydrates, and a maximum of 10% calories from plant-based fat and another 10% from plant-based protein. The idea is to aim for balance in all aspects of life which are meant to benefit you and also the health of our planet. This is a High Carb Low Fat Vegan Lifestyle. The majority of a person’s calories on a high carb low fat vegan diet come from plant-based carbs (no animal products). Fruit carbs make up most of a person’s daily calories. The fat intake stays relatively low, anywhere from 10% or lower of your daily calories. Some aim for 5% or lower, but I noticed my skin and hair was dry if my fat intake was too low.
Benefits of a HCLFV Lifestyle?
Common results from adapting an HCLFV lifestyle:
- Improved digestion -
Clearer skin, whiter eyes, shinier hair, stronger nails
- Weight loss
- Muscle tone
- Heightened mental clarity (no more brain fog)
- Satisfied after every meal (no more cravings) If you are craving salts fats or sweets, it is usually a sign you are not eating enough carbohydrates (fruit) in the day.
- Stimulants such as coffee are no longer necessary
- Hormonal balance/ a feeling of stability