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#1 Old 08-12-2016, 01:39 PM
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Really need help with veg. dietitian b/c of weight gain

Hello all,

I have someone who is very dear to me who went vegetarian a couple of months ago, but is now really struggling because of weight gain. She used to be skinny on a meat diet, but has been gaining a lot of weight ever since going vegetarian, because she is eating carbs all the time to compensate for lack of meat. We have tried everything - following my diet (I have never had any issues), following all sorts of plans and tips and diets on the net, but nothing seems to be working. She is hungry all the time and can't adjust properly. She doesn't want to give up, but we really need to find a solution.

The only thing I can think of is a vegetarian dietitian, but those are insanely expensive where I live in Dublin Ireland, 100 euros per 1 hour. If anyone has any ideas of any kind, will be greatly appreciated.
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#2 Old 08-12-2016, 02:06 PM
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What do her meals look like?

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#3 Old 08-12-2016, 03:39 PM
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Hi,

The book Becoming Vegan, Express Edition (Davis/Melina). has a chapter (Chapter 9) on how to deal with weight gain from a vegan perspective. I see you said vegetarian rather than vegan but there is not a huge difference, so it could be relevant.

http://jacknorrisrd.com/contact_form.php is a renowned vegan with nutrition knowledge that tries to give advice and asks for a voluntary contribution only if the advice was helpful. I think he supports veg as well as vegan.

There are other organizations, such as PETA or Vegan Outreach, that I think might give out free support. (I cannot remember for certain but you could google it or call them.)
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#4 Old 08-12-2016, 05:08 PM
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Hello all,

I have someone who is very dear to me who went vegetarian a couple of months ago, but is now really struggling because of weight gain. She used to be skinny on a meat diet, but has been gaining a lot of weight ever since going vegetarian, because she is eating carbs all the time to compensate for lack of meat. We have tried everything - following my diet (I have never had any issues), following all sorts of plans and tips and diets on the net, but nothing seems to be working. She is hungry all the time and can't adjust properly. She doesn't want to give up, but we really need to find a solution.

The only thing I can think of is a vegetarian dietitian, but those are insanely expensive where I live in Dublin Ireland, 100 euros per 1 hour. If anyone has any ideas of any kind, will be greatly appreciated.
Hi and welcome. Is your friend doing the Raw Till Four kind of Freelee plan? Some people gain on that diet. I'm not a fan of it tbh.

Anyway, no matter, let us know what she's eating, etc. 😃
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