I gained 17 pounds and then lost 17 pounds. Damn vegan desserts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I've never loved food more than I do now, so it's something I have to keep an eye on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
I gained too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""> Going vegan made me think I deserved more vegan desserts and sweets since they were "healthier" than what I used to eat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
my weight over the last several years<br><br>
210 - [went lacto-veg] - 180 - 225 - 185 - [went vegan] - 155<br><br>
my exercise level has varied as well throughout this time, so diet isn't the sole factor.
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>xxshawnxx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
How much weight have you lost since turning veg*n?</div>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
LOOOOVE being vegan!
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: <a href="http://www.drfuhrman.com" target="_blank">www.drfuhrman.com</a><br><br><br><br>
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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