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weight loss and insomnia questions
April 01, 2010 08:39PM
I have been a vegan since dec 9th 2009.

i do ironman triathlons and train on average 3 hours a day, but even with my training and vegan diet.....

although i am not fat, i still have 5-10 kilo of fat around my waste, which doesnt seem to go away ... even on a strict vegan diet. i could get thinnner before when i was eating whatever i wanted.

i do not eat any processed food. i do not eat any processes sugar or candy. i eat a lot of vegetaables and fruit.

any suggestions on why i dont seem to lose this 5-10 kilo?

also -- do other vegans experience problems with sleep?

thanks in advance



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/2010 08:45PM by John Galt.
Re: weight loss and insomnia questions
April 01, 2010 08:53PM
i had the same problem when i trained for marathons. i would hit this plateau and couldn't go any further. my teachers noticed and advised that i start to incorporate meditation or yoga into my routine. i didn't think it was going to work but it did and the fascinating part was that most of it was emotional baggage.

it also helped with calming my mind, reduced 'runners' stress, and insomnia. Not saying it's a 'cure all' thing but it would hurt to try.

tho it is not the only type of meditations vipassana is one of my favorites and the art of Kundalini yoga. i practice both daily.

good luck and don't forget to share ur journey with us cows.
Re: weight loss and insomnia questions
April 01, 2010 11:00PM
Check out the Ph Miracle for weight loss by Robert Young. Powerful stuff.
Re: weight loss and insomnia questions
April 02, 2010 02:22AM
Oh wow! John Galt I thought I was the only one! I am having the same problem too! I am going to add more to my work out besides jogging and walking a few miles with a 20lb vest on. As far as the insomnia dude good luck! It is 2:20am and I am replying to your post. What does that tell you? Hey if I discover something trust me I'll let you know. smiling smiley
Re: weight loss and insomnia questions
April 02, 2010 09:37AM
HI -
The first thing I want to make note of is not to be discouraged as you have been vegan only since Dec - Your body is going to go through a "re-adjustment" period in digesting and processing non animal based foods. Perhaps the ratio of protein to fruit / veg sugars you are ingesting isn't balanced enough?
Not certain - just a couple thoughts.
I have always had sleep problems so I'm afraid I can't help there.

Best wishes and I'm envious of your athletic abilities!
Re: weight loss and insomnia questions
April 03, 2010 07:51PM
thanks everyone for your feedback

i will keep pluggin away until my extra 5 kilo goes away.
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