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i want to lose at least 2 stone BUT i adore carbs & cheese <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"><br><br><br><br>
i am a veggie so any advice is welcome,
 

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Maybe don't quit cheese. Maybe limit cheese. Don't snack or eat snack foods. Replace refined carbs with more simple ones like fruit, apples, bananas, that kind of thing. Maybe eat grapefruit for breakfast. That always makes me less hungry for the rest of the day.
 

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My mom lost like 40 pounds and still eats cheese, but everything she buys is low fat, low this, low that. She's a meat-eater too, not sure if that makes a difference.<br><br><br><br>
But yeah, I guess if you want to stick with cheese, look for the low-fat cheese or non-fat cheese. I'm pretty sure they carry that everywhere. She actually recently bought string cheese that's only like 40 calories a piece.
 

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You should cut way back on cheese. It's way too high in calories to be eating it regularly. you could eat fat-free cheese but it sucks. I think vegan cheese tastes better than fat-free cheese.
 

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well, i would look to your whole diet situation, actually.<br><br><br><br>
first, i would cut out all hydrogenated oils. next, i would cut out all refined sugar and carbs in favor of whole grain, sprouted breads. then, i would look to increasing my vegetable intake considerably while moderating my fruit intake (3-5 pieces of fruit a day). finally, i would have only three to four servings of cheese (or other dairy products) per day.<br><br><br><br>
beyond diet, mobility is another part of the equation. begin to exercise regularly--daily if you can. the best training regimens involve interval training--these are the most time effiencient and they burn fat more quickly. So, look up interval and high intensity training on the internet and you'll get moving.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Maybe try cutting back on portion size, rather than eliminating certain foods altogether. Pay attention to 'serving' size. Most of us don't realize how small an actual serving size really is! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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What to you mean by "carbs"? You can still eat carbs and loose weight. Just choose whole grains foods, fruits and veggies, beans, etc.<br><br><br><br>
When I went on a diet earlier this year, I switched to low fat cheese, or the 70% cheese from Cabot. I hate vegan cheese (which isn't always lower in calories) and I hate fat free cheese.<br><br><br><br>
Bottom line is when we need to diet, adjustments have to made. Things we love have to be eaten in lower calorie versions, eaten in moderation, or given up altogether.
 

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I switched to whole grain breads and pastas and don't miss the white stuff. In fact I don't even like white breads and pastas anymore, they taste funny, but still eat them when out in a restaurant, but never use them at home.<br><br><br><br>
Do you mean beans and legumes when you say "pulses"? Sorry Americans don't use the term "pulses" often. Those are complex carbs and should be eaten regularly and I don't consider them bad at all. Neither does vegan MD Neal Bernard when he speaks of trying to lower the glycemic index of our eating.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not a "carbs are bad, protein is good" dieter. White carbs and unrefined foods are bad. But carbs are not bad.<br><br><br><br>
Again, like it or not, if you're going to loose weight something's gotta change in how much and what you eat. Convincing yourself that your an addict that can help yourself and have to eat certain foods isn't going to get the weight off.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck.
 

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Pulses and pastas are not bad. Large portion sizes are.<br><br><br><br>
-You can continue to eat cheese. IN fact, lowfat cottage cheese, lowfat string cheese, and lowfat cheese slices are an easy way to get protein and calcium in a low calorie diet. But you must CONTROL PORTIONS.<br><br><br><br>
-Exercise. You cannot lose weight if you are eating the same number of calories a day that you need to sustain your weight. Exercising, in combination with portion control, is the single best way to lose weight. An excellent program which teaches you about nutrition is weight watchers. You can do it and be vegetarian. One of my best friends did this and lost 50 lbs in 8 months to fit into her wedding dress. Another friend is doing it and had lost 40 lbs. Another friend is doing it, and he has lost over 120 lbs on weight watchers (combined with exercise.)<br><br><br><br>
Fad diets will not work. Learning to eat right, doing that, and exercising, will work.
 

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my main carb addiction is pasta, pulses & bread, i love them all and they are bad bad bad</div>
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Pulses bad?? Never.
 

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pulses, bread, and pasta are not bad. pulses are a whole food. there's nothing bad about a whole food. bread and pasta, made from the appropriate sources and in the appropriate ways are also very nutritious.<br><br><br><br>
portion sizes need to be appropriate.
 

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Lots of whole grains, I've been suprised myself how tasty PB & Homemade apple butter sandwhich is on whole grain bread. I've pretty much gone with the theory of the more it looks like it did when it was sprouted the better. And with cheese, it can be hard to give up, but look for some lower fat alternatives remember calorically 1 gram of fat = 2.25 grams of carbs or protein... and about 1.15 grams of alcohol (But I wouldn't advise that diet) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Lots of whole grains, I've been suprised myself how tasty PB & Homemade apple butter sandwhich is on whole grain bread. I've pretty much gone with the theory of the more it looks like it did when it was sprouted the better. And with cheese, it can be hard to give up, but look for some lower fat alternatives remember calorically 1 gram of fat = 2.25 grams of carbs or protein... and about 1.15 grams of alcohol (But I wouldn't advise that diet) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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