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I have only been a veggie for about 6 months but within the first two weeks of not eating meat, I lost 9-10lbs. Is it healthy to lose all that weight so fast and why?
 

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Well, it depends on how much you weighed and how radical your diet change was. Although, 5 pounds per week is not healthy, unless a doctor is supervising the weight loss.<br><br><br><br>
How old are you? Are you a healthy weight for your height/body type? When you stopped eating meat, did you replace it with other foods or eat the same way as ever minus the meat?
 

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It's generally recommended that adults don't loose more than 2 pounds/week.<br><br><br><br>
Weight loss is caused by consuming fewer calories than your body uses so your calorie consumption must have dropped when you changed to vegetarianism. That can happen when people become vegetarian because some people don't know how to go about it and consume too many low calorie foods and don't get enough calories.<br><br><br><br>
It's been 5.5 months since you loss that weight; what has happened to your weight since then?
 

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Were you very overweight?<br><br><br><br>
My going veggie caused a great deal of weightloss over a short period of time. 75 lbs altogether in seven months. Course I was really overweight at the time. So I say a lot depends on what your body is like at the moment. You may lose a lot fast and then taper off.<br><br><br><br>
However, if you are already thin, then you will have have to find a way to add more calories to your menus.<br><br><br><br>
I've found lots of good advice here. Good luck!
 

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I feel I should mention I didn't become veggie in order to loose weight. Nor did I ever diet as a vegetarian. My food choices before had just been really unhealthy.<br><br><br><br>
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Little Soprano,<br><br>
Lucky you!I wish I could lose a few pounds.I'm having a hard time just losing 5! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
How are you feeling?Make sure to eat enough high quality wholesome foods each day and Add lots of variety.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br><br><br>
VM
 

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yeah, i was gonna say the same thing as zoebird.<br><br><br><br>
if when you went veg, you decreased your calories abrubtly and signifigantly (weather on purpous or not) you could have lost a bunch of water weight. you probably wont continue to lose that much as you get used to your new diet.
 

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I only lost about 10 pounds during my first month of being veg .. that's about it though. Since then no matter what I eat I have stayed within the same 5 pounds.
 

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Same here dirtdiva...after my body came down to it's 'real' weight, for the past year, I've stayed within five pounds of that weight, no matter what I eat. Doesn't that seem odd?
 

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I am 16, I was a little overweight, it could have just been weight waiting to come off. I am very diet concious now since I have become a veggie. Bethanie, My weight also never fluctuates from my "real" weight now...hmmm....
 
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