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I gained 17 pounds and then lost 17 pounds. Damn vegan desserts!
I've never loved food more than I do now, so it's something I have to keep an eye on.
 

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my weight over the last several years

210 - [went lacto-veg] - 180 - 225 - 185 - [went vegan] - 155

my exercise level has varied as well throughout this time, so diet isn't the sole factor.
 

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This is VERY interesting. I maybe shouldn't really comment much as I'm not much of a 'fair case', having had a lot of trouble with EDs over the last 10 years, BUT when I went veggie I slowly put on loads of weight (was very thin as an omni as never liked meat or ate much generally), I ate far too much pasta! Then I went vegan and lost it all again slowly (ED kicked in 'officially' around this time). When I went raw vegan for 6 months I lost a lot very quick, despite eating more bananas and nuts than the average monkey
 

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I dropped about 7 pounds initially, mainly because I was learning how/what to eat and didn't know much. I gained it back, plus another 1-2 pounds.
 

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Originally Posted by xxshawnxx View Post

How much weight have you lost since turning veg*n?
lost hardly any weight, but lots of body fat. The excellent food choices I made gave me the energy to crank up my workouts. When I went vegan I made sure to continue the sme caloric intake.

My exercise now is at an all time high, so I have to consume enough calories, more importantly the right amount of carbs, fats and protien to maintain.

LOOOOVE being vegan!
 

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Going vegetarian, and later vegan did not cause me to lose weight because my diet was based too much on convenience foods and processed junk, with not a high enough volume fruits and vegetables. I went vegan around 12 years ago, but had been vegetarian since age 15. At times I was a fat vegetarian and always struggled to control my weight. At this point, at the age of 48 I no longer struggle with this, and I weigh less than I did in high school. I am 4'11", and I weighed 91.8 pounds as of this morning. I manage to maintain this low weight now with no difficulty because I found Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live diet style, which you can read about on his website: www.drfuhrman.com

I am still a vegan, but I'm following a much healthier vegan diet now than I used to, and it has made a really huge and lasting change in my life.
 
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