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Hey all,<br><br>
I have had a weight problem all my life, and ive been on the weight watchers program and I have had success with it in the past, but recently Ive been having problems losing weight. I was wondering if anyone here had any tips on losing weight, or if there are any programs that are out there for vegans/vegetarians? I excercise, Im taking up a yoga class starting monday...Thanks for any help!<br><br>
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Ta2dgirrl, I'm don't know why no one is replying to your post. I don't have any experience dieting but have heard that weight watchers is one of the better diet plans.<br><br><br><br>
There is a book about vegan/vegetarian nutrition called "Becoming Vegan". It has a chapter on weight loss which might be helpfull. You might be able to find it at a public library. I keep on mentioning this book all the time and people must think that I own stock in the company that publishes it. LOL.
 

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I myself am on a diet. In fact I am on <a href="http://www.ediets.com." target="_blank">www.ediets.com.</a> One of their plans is a vegetarian plan, and that is how I got started on my Vegetarian venture. So far, in about three weeks time I lost up to 5 pounds. Not positive, cause I have a crazy scale, but I will really find out how I am doing in a couple weeks when I visit my doctor.<br><br><br><br>
If you would like more information, please let me know.
 

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I actually thing weight watchers has a vegetarian plan, though I'm not positive. I lost 75lbs last year (actually I'm past one year of maintainin my weight loss now). I did it mainly by eating right and well, treating myself nicely and getting some exercise every now and again (though I don't exercise obsessively...just moderately). I try to eat mainly unprocessed foods. Lots of fruits and veggies.
 

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Hey, I lost twenty pounds about six months ago, and I just want to say, don't do anything stupid! Although you do need to decrease your caloric intake a little, don't cut back too much. It only wreaks havoc on your metabolism, and since its an insustainable way of living, its hard to go back to eating normally.<br><br>
Really try to get some exercise if you aren't already- cardio and weights- and, like bethanie said, focus on eating the right foods at the right times...as in...steady meals all day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You can do it!<br><br>
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Thank you all for your input..ill definatley work on lessening my calorie intake, Ive been doing pretty good on not eating any refined foods..bad bad stuff..lol thanks everyone!
 

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well, it would be helpful if you posted a menu sample, then we could critique it. i don't want to turn you into a calorie counter - I went through a food obsession, and it was hell- so maybe there are some easy changes you could make to help get you on the right track.<br><br>
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nah, you could just do it here, unless you want to post in the "what did you eat today" thread.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'm pretty anti-diet myself. I lost 35 pounds since April 2002 by not eating refined sugar, refined flour or dairy (I already didn't eat meat). I just got a fitness assessment last week, and although I just turned 34, my "wellness age" is 22. I mostly eat whole foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, soy products, nuts, seeds, etc.) and I eat frequently throughout the day, small portions and snacks. I exercise three or four times a week. I plan to eat this way and exercise moderately for the rest of my life. It's important to make changes that you feel you can stick with forever (my food restrictions are too extreme for some people, but I like them). If you start to eat in a way that doesn't satisfy you, or have an exercise program you don't enjoy, you will just gain any weight you lose back. I've gotten very into cooking and make all types of tasty things. Now that I'm at my ideal weight, I actually have to make sure I'm eating enough to maintain. I never thought I'd be in that situation! Good luck, and please think in terms of lifestyle change, not diet.
 

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I would appreciate ya'll critiquing my diet if you're willing. I refuse to get caught up in counting calories or points, frankly, it's too much hassle, but I am working on weight loss as well. I want to be sure I am getting a good balance and not too much fat.<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and add to my daily menu, 3 miles of brisk walking a day too. It's, unfortunately, about the only exercise I get besides daily chores because I can't afford the time or money for a gym <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
edited to add, I have been posting to the existing menu thread
 

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Here's a short read you might find interesting. It's about water.<br><br><a href="http://www.inch-aweigh.com/water.html" target="_blank">http://www.inch-aweigh.com/water.html</a><br><br><br><br>
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thats a very good point eggplant, but my problem is...I like to eat..lol and there in lies my problem, its not so much what I eat, because I eat whole grains, very little if any dairy products..and no beef or chicken...I am however starting a yoga class on monday, never done this before, so im looking foward to it. thank you everyone for your input.
 

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im pretty curious, what do you consider a "weight problem"...? ie., how tall are you and what do you weigh? don't answer if you're not comfortable with it, of course.....
 

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Im 6ft tall, medium build and Im 30lbs over weight..I have height on my side..but I am considered to be 'obese' I hate that word! lol..I dont look in the mirror and say GOD IM HUGE! But I definatley need to lose the weight...I could care less about the social aspects of weight loss, I just want to get healthier...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You wanna know what is weird? I am a woman, 5'11" tall, and I weight about 240. I wear a size 14-16!! I can't wear and 18 at all. I AM athletic, and was a professional athlete, but I am also close to 41 with a 5 year old. I can't STAND being labled obese. How STUPID! Some people are Amazons and I am one of them.<br><br><br><br>
To Tad2tgirrl- If you are pretty careful about being Vegan, AND limit your wheat, corn and potatoe intake to when there are no other choices. Personally a lot of people are allergic to wheat and it doesn't help them when the want to lose weight. Ditto corn. Potatoes just plain make me fat. Try it for a few days, and see how you feel.<br><br><br><br>
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EquiPro, I totally hear you on that with the labeling..I'm amazon and proud! lol. Ill have to take your advice on limiting my corn and potato intake...I love that stuff..Ill do that for a few days and see how it goes..thanks for your post <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You all have been super helpful!
 

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ta2dgirrl, I like to eat too! Very much so! That's why I eat frequent small meals and snacks, and that's why I've gotten so into cooking. I'm still just as obsessed with food as I always was, but now I've replaced my obsession with sugar and other things that were making me unhealthy with whole, natural foods, and the weight went away without me counting calories.
 

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I have been vegetarian for over 6 months now .. and only lost a couple of pounds in my first month. Now that I have got the veggie thing down though.. I am starting a diet of eating less and exercising more. I am doing the "Subway diet".. since my s/o manages 2 Subway stores, and his mom's store is across the street from my office it is very convenient for me. Today is my first day actually. I'm going to be having a 6 inch veggie delight along with a full glass of fruit juice or a piece of fruit for lunch all month and no snacks at work.. no dessert at night and at least a half hour walk everynight. Dinners are up in the air since my s/o is omni but I never eat much at night anyways.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway.. enough about me. The reason I came to this thread is because since I'm starting a stricter diet..I came across these pages on the web. I printed them out to use this month so I can monitor my progress and keep myself motivated and wanted to share them with you all.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.lowfatweekly.com/exercise_and_weight_calendar.htm" target="_blank">http://www.lowfatweekly.com/exercise...t_calendar.htm</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.lowfatweekly.com/diary_printout.htm" target="_blank">http://www.lowfatweekly.com/diary_printout.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Good luck to all of you who are dieting right now along with me!
 
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