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I've been vegan for 4 months now and I have lost 4.5 kilograms so far. I want to lose weight in a healthy way but I think I'm losing too slow. For those of you who have lost weight becoming vegan, how fast did you lose? like 1kiligram a month? or 3kg a month? I'm just wondering what's the avarege. I know everyone is different but I changed my diet drasticly and I have lost way to little.
 

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If you're still consuming the same amount of calories, you aren't going to lose weight. Cutting out meat and dairy isn't a surefire way to lose weight.
 

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like jessica said, you won't lose weight unless you cut calories. So, if you have lost weight it isn't because you became vegan, it's because you are consuming less calories or getting more exercise. For most people you shouldn't lose more than 2lb a week, and the slower you lose the weight the easier it will be to keep the weight off. If you lose the weight quickly you will ruin your metabolism and you will gain the weight back as soon as you bring your calories back up.<br><br><br><br>
I would reccommend counting your calories for a week to see how much you eat on the average day, then cut your calories back by a few 100. If you don't want to have to record your calories (because it can be a huge pain) then just try to make more healthy food choices and eat smaller portions.
 

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The basic key is to count calories, like others said.<br><br>
I've been vegan for maybe a month now (I'm bad with keeping track of things like this), and have lost 4 - 5 pounds. When first losing weight I had about 1200 calories a day at least, now I have about 1300 -1400 (I've started to excercise more, and the 1200 didn't seem to be enough)<br><br>
It depends on you though, this calculator might be somewhat helpful to you: <a href="http://www.globalrph.com/dieting_calc.htm" target="_blank">http://www.globalrph.com/dieting_calc.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Unless its your first couple of weeks of drastically changing your eating habits, or you're on the Biggest Loser, like the above poster said, its not healthy to lose more than 2lbs a week.<br><br><br><br>
And if you've been losing weight sometimes you hit a "plateau." Its happened to me quite a few times when I didn't lose weight for something like 2 weeks, but just try changing things around a bit. :p
 

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Unless you have heaps of weight to lose, then your current rate sounds sensable. It probably means you arent depriving your body of what it needs by eating too little and feeling uncomfortable and hungry all the time, so your current diet is likely to be sustainable. Also dont forget you can lose weight by doing more exercise, which may be a healthier option for you if you wanted to speed up weight loss cos it means you dont have to cut back on food and risk missing out on the vitamins etc. from it.
 
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