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Some months ago I became a vegetarian. At the time I kinda think that it was more of a spiritual thing, maybe I was just tired of meat. I don't really remember. Anyway, I eat what I want and as much as I want as long as there's nothing in it from a slaughterhouse. I'm down to the last hole in my belt. It's pretty darn near awesome.<br><br>
Every time I see someone who hasn't see me in six months they say wow you're skinny. I guess I needed to lose 30 pounds.<br><br>
This whole vegetarian thing is a boon. It's a coup, a military frikkin coup.<br><br>
Now, I do have to walk a whole lot at work so, I'm getting exercise. But, I love everything about being vegetarian. When I smell meat cooking it doesn't smell very good to me.
 

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Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> I lost 20 lbs before going veg but I'm sure it's helping to keep it off! Do you plan on losing more?
 

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Painless weight loss? If you're desperately trying to squeeze in workouts and avoid your favorite high-calorie treats, it can seem like there's nothing pain-free about it.<br><br>
Yet while eating healthier and slipping in exercise does take some work, it really doesn't have to require heroic effort. Making just a few simple lifestyle changes can pack a big weight loss punch over time.<br>
Forget diet denial: Try adding foods to your diet instead of subtracting them.<br><br>
Add in healthy goodies you really love, like deep-red cherries, juicy grapes, or crunchy snow peas. Slip those favorite fruits into your bag lunch and breakfast cereal; add the veggies into soups, stews, and sauces.<br><br>
"Adding in really works, taking away never does," says registered dietitian David Grotto, RD, LDN, author of 101 Optimal Life Foods, but do remember to keep an eye on overall calories. And don't forget to add in something physical, too, whether it's doing a few dance moves before dinner, shooting hoops, or taking a quick stroll.
 

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I'm not big on sugar. It's OK but, I have never craved sweets. That probably helps. My average work day meals looks like:<br><br>
Breakfast: Oatmeal with a little fruit and maple sugar and two cups of medium roast coffee.<br><br>
Lunch: Subway veggie patty or veggie delite, or Japanese veggies and rice, or Thai veggie street noodles, or some veggie sides from BoJangles, or something like that.<br><br>
Dinner: Mexican veggie fajitas or, Thai yellow curry or, veggie soup and some flat bread with hummus or, a veggie plate at the local cafeteria, etc..<br><br>
Snack: In the evenings I'll have a snack. It's either a fiber bar or baked cheetos.<br><br>
That's an average day.<br><br>
Like I said, I don't crave sweets so I rarely eat them.
 

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Definitely helps if you don't crave sweets. I find that if I eat a whole foods diet with no animal products, I lose. I don't cut way back on fats though, if I go too low on fats (the good kind,) I tend to eat more, and more often (therefore gaining weight.)<br><br>
Good for you though, awesome!!!!
 

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congrats! That's great you're reaping the benefits of weight loss while being a compassionate eater <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Stay away from sugar and starches, or at least cut down. Drink 8 glasses of water throughout the tea. Drink green tea it is supposed to increase your metabolism. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day(walking/yoga). Count your calories.
 
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