This is a myth. There is a such thing as an unhealthy vegetarian. And you were a good example.I figured I would at least loose 5 pounds, because when have you ever seen a fat vegetarian? Well, since you saw my photos now you have.
And this is why you didn't see weight loss.I basically just ate cheese and a bunch of fatty foods for a majority of the month, but the goal was not to eat any meat, not to eat healthy
Not all nutrients are absorbed from multivitamins/minerals. They are not a substitute for fruits and vegetables.I did take a multi-vitamin the entire time to make sure I was getting enough vitamin C and crap, but other than that I rarely had any fruits.
If you watch your caloric intake and keep it at a healthy level, you should be able to avoid gaining 20 lbs that you mentioned a few sentences later.I have also had some emails from people gripping about what I ate for lunch. Yes, I actually only had a Sobe and a cookie. If I actually ate lunch I would balloon to over 300 pounds, which is part of the reason I am so heavy now.
I didn't laugh at you, and I don't want to make fun of you. I saw this as an opportunity to help you.What I give you here is an article you can hopefully laugh at and make fun of my weight.
I wish you the best of luck! But don't look at it as torture. Treat this as a new experience, a challenge. I read that you don't like to cook. Have you thought of eating only raw food? We have some raw foodists on the board here, and the folks at www.rawfoodtalk.com can help you. It could be an easier way to start eating healthy, since you don't enjoy spending the time to cook.I have decided to torture myself 1 more month. 1 more month of vegetarianism to see if I actually do start to lose any weight
Well, for something quick I just throw veggies (carrots, chopped spinach, asparagus, 1/4th'd red potatoes, and chopped garlic) into a foil packet with some italian seasoning and olive oil. I cook that for about 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Add a little extra oil at the end and toss with some pasta and garbanzo beans. Easy to make and eat! You can even use some frozen, just let them thaw the night before in the fridge. Probably would only take 30 minutes to cook, go ahead and try it.Originally Posted by LaVarious
The grilled veggie pasta sounds awesome. I am guessing you use fresh veggies for this?
I actually do own a treadmill so maybe I will jump on it for 10 minutes while I watch TV or something. I am not wanting to see drastic weightloss, it would be nice, but I understand it takes a while for the pounds to come off.