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#1 Old 10-17-2005, 12:04 PM
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Hi all! I'm 20, and have had a weight problem for most of my life. For most of you here, this is going to be horrible, but... I've done Atkins. I lost 48lbs. on it, but have rebounded so fast it's scary.



Since then, I've lost my appetite for red meat entirely, and always get white meat, like chicken or turkey. I've started in on the veggie lifestyle, though I think I'm at the semi-vegetarian level at this point (though I'm not sure on that, though). I've come to terms with my emotions and inner self, but not with my physical body. I'm at risk for several conditions, including colon cancer, diabetes, and depression. I'm 5'6", 189 lbs, and want more than anything to get healthy and prevent my medical history from taking over my life.



Thanks, and from all that I've read, this lifestyle will certainly help my health!
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#2 Old 10-17-2005, 12:24 PM
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Welcome to VB!



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I've done Atkins. I lost 48lbs. on it, but have rebounded so fast it's scary.

That's common with that sort of diet. It's not sustainable, and it's hell on eg. your kidneys.

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. I've started in on the veggie lifestyle, though I think I'm at the semi-vegetarian level at this point (though I'm not sure on that, though).

Good for you for taking the first step.

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I'm at risk for several conditions, including colon cancer, diabetes, and depression.

It's pretty clear that eating a meat-free diet significantly reduces the prevalence of colorectal cancer and can help with diabetes as well.
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#7 Old 10-17-2005, 08:28 PM
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What you need is not a diet but a healthy LIFESTYLE. . Congrats on the changes you made, and I hope everything works out for you.
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What you need is not a diet but a healthy LIFESTYLE. .



I agree! Welcome!
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I hope you find what your looking for here! Welcome!
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#10 Old 10-18-2005, 01:09 PM
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Thanks so much for the welcome! It's different from what I've grown up on, but I'm already seeing little good things happening.



For one, I never knew I could like mushrooms in the place of the meat in a sandwich, but I had a grilled portabella mushroom in a caribbean jerk marinade las night... it was to die for. And I'm noticing I have more energy than before, and I don't feel hungry and crave all the ice cream and stuff like that. It's a wonderful feeling. But the best thing about going to this healthy lifestyle: not feeling guilty!! Used to feel guilty about what I ate all the time, and now I don't.
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HI and congratulations
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#12 Old 10-22-2005, 05:16 PM
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That's wonderful! I've been depressed, too, and so I want to remind you to take vitamin b-12 supplements -- b-12 is one thing veggies grown in modern soil don't contain. They're inexpensive and available at any drug store. Good work!
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