Posted by Cloud-Dog at 10/06/14 10:32:30HI
I am wondering if this post asks a bit much of people.
more that in general i am finding my appetite quite big after going vegetarian, with aspirations towards getting my shopping right and reading more labels to go vegan
I'm sure that there is a lot to be said for getting enough nutrients and protein as long as you eat adequate kcal that should be fine i have heard.
But I tend to eat about 450 kcal of "junk" like vegan raw chocolate covered goji berries or a bar of chilli vegan chocolate and a couple of mini energy balls.
and I think i hit 2300 - 2450 each day
I've gained weight recently. i just want to control my food intake and go vegan, but my planning seems to be a bit off.
I've been buying random stuff by the shed load and trying it all and not being fluent yet, I've bought the wrong thing a few times, and made a couple of exceptions for different reasons
I want to go more carefully, and i will just have to go back to reading labels, i just remember how disheartening it was to read labels and find nothing suitable, when i was vegan for 6 months
There is a new health shop in town which has great vegan stuff... very new and very good news
Posted by J and J at 10/08/14 09:53:52If you want to lose weight as a vegan, we recommend cutting out 100% of oil and peanut butter, nuts, coconut, and other added fats. Eat as unprocessed as you can, many vegetables, center around starch (potatoes, brown rice, winter squashes, beans, whole grains, etc.). Eat fruits as desserts. We would recommend looking at, http://happyherbivore.com/2013/04/not-losing-weight-plant-based-why-how-to/ and the McDougall forums, https://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/
Posted by Helen Woodard at 10/28/14 18:19:41One of the keys to losing weight is to MOVE. Exercise on a regular basis including cardio and weight training will help your body function, process food and avoid illness better. In addition to eating a balanced, nutritional meal, it is essential that fitness is part of your weight loss plan.
Vegetarians are typically leaner than meat eaters because a vegetarian diet usually has less saturated fat and focuses on foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains that often have less calories. Vegans have even less exposure to fats since they avoid all animal based products including eggs, milk, cheese and more. This may allow vegans to more easily lose weight.