Hi all, this is my first post here and it’s multifaceted so I may go back and reword it several times! I’m a little stumped with which direction to go and wanted to get views from different communities. First admission, I am currently a meat eater. I have often thought that if I were really honest with myself then I should probably be vegan, and that there was no real excuse not to be other than fear of change or inconvenience... i.e. my understanding was that veganism was equally or potentially more healthful than other types of diet, as well as more ethical to boot. However, last year I had a standard medical that pointed out my health markers were not what they should be, this coincided with me working through some of Sam Harris’ podcasts (I know he has struggled on/off with vegetarianism/veganism), one of which was an interview he did with Gary Taubes. Off the back of this and lots of further reading (Nina Teischolz, Jason Fung, Jimmy Moore etc) with veganism firmly pushed to the back of my mind, I embarked on a low carb, high fat ketogenic diet (meat and dairy included), cutting out all grains, starches and sugars. What attracted me to this approach was the purported ease of weight loss and significant improvement to risk of heart attacks/metabolic syndrome etc. My diet before wasn’t great, but likewise it wasn’t bad - I didn’t binge on donuts or chocolate but I did eat pasta, bread, cereal etc as much as the next person. This is where I start to become conflicted, the LCHF Keto diet is definitely working for me, I’ve not counted calories, I never go hungry, I’ve dropped 30lbs in 3 months and feeling healthier than ever. I’ve found it very easy and sustainable so far, there is always something tasty available. Given my own results I find it easy to agree with proponents of this way of life and just as easy to write off those who say it’s a fad or unhealthy diet and that we should be eating plenty of healthy whole grains and plant products. However I’m perpetually conscious that I’m likely suffering from confirmation bias and that I need to be more critical of the Keto/meat eating community. Ultimately I just want to lose weight, be healthy and be around for my kids in the long term. I suppose this is leading me to a couple of questions: Has anyone been able to endure vegan & keto together? If so how did you make it work, for how long and what do you eat other than endless avocados/olive oil? Have you tracked your health markers throughout the process and how do they look? What are the best sources of scientific evidence, e.g. studies or meta-analyses that point to veganism being the best option for health?(doesn’t have to be keto veganism). I want to be objective and follow the science so if the evidence actually shows I’m best coming off keto and adopting mainstream veganism then I want to know so that I can do it. I’m asking this community as I don’t want a meat eating/LCHF lens over the answer. If Keto and/or meat isn’t the answer - I’ll drop it. I’m already on board with the ethical argument for veganism so you don’t need to convince me there, my primary interest is health and what the science shows. Does anyone have any thoughts?