Chef AJ spoke to Rich Roll on his podcast about how she lost weight while eating “the opposite of keto,” with a vegan diet. Chef AJ is a popular vegan chef and author.

Chef AJ follows the advice of Dr. John McDougall and eats complex carbs, plant-based, meals low in nuts and oils. She focuses on a plant-based diet to hit her weight loss goals and overcome food addiction.

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First, Chef AJ recommends reducing her nut intake, instead opting for whole grains, squash, potatoes, squash, root vegetables and carrots. “Potatoes are one of the most satisfying foods in the world,” says Chef AJ, “and more nutrient-dense then people realize.”

She also recommends reducing fats and nuts to lose weight, “I was losing a pound a week by not eating nuts and eating more complex carbs, and food with fewer calories.” She cooks many meals without oil and recommends reducing oil in salad dressings and sauteeing vegetables in vegetable broth or steaming them with lemon juice. You can also roast vegetables in the oven without adding oil.

You can watch the podcast, below!

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