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I've been searching for a while, and if I'm an ovo-lacto vegetarian, it doesn't seem as though there are many weight loss diets I can do.<br><br><br><br>
The obvious polar extreme to this point would be the Atkins diet.<br><br><br><br>
I tried the 20/30 fat and fiber plan, but that leaves you feeling severely deprived at the end of the day.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone here have one that they've found works and doesn't compromise the lifestyle?
 

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The easiest diet to be on is the eggplant (that's me!) diet. Here are the guidelines:<br><br><br><br>
Vegan<br><br>
A broad range of whole foods, especially dark green and orange veggies, whole grains, legumes and fruit<br><br>
No refined sugar or flour<br><br>
Several small meals and snacks spread out over a day--never going hungry and never stuffing yourself<br><br>
Regular exercise<br><br><br><br>
I lost 35 pounds on this plan and have kept it off for 4 years!
 

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I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian and was able to loose 28 pounds rather easily simply by reducing high glycemic carbs such as pasta, potatoes, noodles, and white rice.<br><br><br><br>
I simply increased my consumption of low glycemic fresh vegetables and increased my intake of vegetarian protein sources. I never really felt hungry since I was able to eat a large quantity of vegetables without adding significant calories.<br><br><br><br>
From what I can see, there's a tendency for vegetarians to eat too many pasta and potato dishes and not enough vegetables.<br><br><br><br>
Hope this helps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><br><br><br><br>
Kristie
 

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Weight Watchers works well with any dietary restrictions. They give you 8 Healthy Guidelines as a basis of how you can focus your diet (whole grains vs. refined, 2-3 servings of dairy a day, 8 glasses of water - basic stuff but not a requirment) and then you either count Points for whatever you eat or follow their core plan which is all whole foods that you can eat without counting to the point of satisfaction. It is good program if you follow it - I have been on and off for a few years and it definitely works when I am committed to it.
 

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I'm on the common sense diet. It's a hybrid of eggplant and seusomon's diets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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lol. Thanks for all of the advice, guys!<br><br><br><br>
I think it's sort of hard to be in a house with omnivores because they assume that vegetables and pasta work for every meal.
 

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Common sense diet wins out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It's all science really. If you want to count calories and figure out a good range for yourself, go to <a href="http://www.sparkpeople.com" target="_blank">www.sparkpeople.com</a>. I have lost and am keeping off over 100 lbs by following all the 'common sense' guidelines and eating real, whole foods. The best thing about SparkPeople...it's free <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
ps. I'm lacto-ovo by the way and my nic on SP is keegandlily.
 

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For me the easiest diet to be on is the one that allows me to eat the very most I can without increasing caloric intake.<br><br><br><br>
I eat loads of fresh vegetables, fruits, and salads. In other words, foods with a higher water content. I used to be a pasta and potatoes eater, but since I've altered my diet, my tastes have changed and I appreciate fresh foods more.<br><br><br><br>
Generally, it takes about 2 months for you to get over your cravings for starchy foods once you alter your diet. I can truly say at this point I don't miss them.<br><br><br><br>
Give it a try! It really works. :)<br><br><br><br>
Kristie<br><br><a href="http://eyeopening.veg100.hop.clickbank.net" target="_blank"><br><br>
Permanent Weight Loss Solutions for Vegetarians! Lose It Now!</a>
 

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Kristie:<br><br><br><br>
Did you purchase the program that you have the link for? Was it worth the money (even though it isn't expensive)?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the info.<br><br><br><br>
Barb<br><br><a href="http://www.BurnForSuccess.com" target="_blank">www.BurnForSuccess.com</a>
 

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i was never considered fat.more avearge,but i felt that i could lose some weight.<br><br><br><br>
this is what i did.<br><br><br><br>
i would eat smaller portions.<br><br><br><br>
eat until you are full and then stop eating.when i used to become full,i would still eat what was on my plate.i also stopped eating junk food and would try very hard to avoid fatty foods.<br><br><br><br>
my stomach has defenitely shrunk because i become full a lot quicker.less food.<br><br><br><br>
i will tell you,this works.EVERYONE noticed my weight loss.<br><br><br><br>
i feel really good now and i do treat myself to a bit of junk food once in a while,but i pretty much needed to buy a new wordrobe because my clothes didnt fit anymore.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
if this doesnt make too much sense it is because i still drink red wine.
 
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