“Oh the ones like brown rice, no refined sugar, no fried foods, think drinks, herbs and herbal teas, several small meals throughout the day, limited caffeine, sports drinks… the list goes on.”
Well, nuts and seeds. Prior to becoming vegan, I was eating a very low fat diet. I did this for almost a year and a quarter to reduce cholesterol levels. It did work, but I was often frequently hungry. To stave off the hunger pangs, I would carbo load, eating lots of whole grain speghetti, brown rice , etc. Now that I eat nuts, seeds, and nut butters, I I stay fuller longer as fat delays digestion, and thus, I feel satisfied much longer.As a result, I don’t eat as much food. Plus I am sure these foods help keep my blood sugar at a healthy level. And I am hoping that plant based fats wont raise my cholesterol levels, unless I am one of those hapless individuals whose liver produces too much cholesterol on its own.
I have always eaten lots of fruit and veg. And lots of soy.