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Weight loss

I weighed myself last week and am 5 stone overweight. I am up to W3R2 and definitely feel fitter and I know that running will be easier on my dodgy knees when I lose some weight. I am doing stretching and strengthening exercises on my non running days and have joined a yoga class. I have found that since starting C25K I have been less inclined to eat rubbish which is great. Is anyone else an overweight vegetarian that has successfully lost weight on the programme? Lots of diets aren't vegetarian friendly but I know what I need to cut out (cheese, cake, chocolate - in fact I'll invent a diet that cuts out food beginning with the letter 'C'!) Tips and moral support will be gratefully received.

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Hello 😃 You have it sorted from what I can gather. Exercise and healthy eating started. Yoga ditto 🙂 Being a vegetarian runner is no different except the meat bit 😃 You stll have plenty of protein choices. It is important to cut the crap, so do it! keep away from the takeaways. Drink sensibly too

You can do all this, anyone can but you must be a sticker, not a quitter. Be determined! 😃

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I think that Low Carb is the way forward. Have a look at Michael Mosley's work. Lots of eggs, cheese and pulses too. You've made such a good start. Press on :)

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I would say try to avoid the Food Fad diets. Anything advertised/featured in a Sunday paper is generally of no more value than the rest of the rag it is in.

Have a look at the No Meat Athlete website, that is a great resource. I would also greatly recommend the recipe book "Appetite for Reduction" by Isa Moskovitz, who also authored 'The Veganomicon'. I am not a vegetarian but that is one of my go-to recipe books.

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Keep up the good work!

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Hello! Just wanted to say well done and keep going, I'm also about 5 stone overweight and it's tough on your legs! I started W4 today and actually I really enjoyed it and don't think my legs struggled as much as they did W1 doing 60 seconds at a time! I'm not noticing weight-loss to speak of yet but noticing already a huge improvement in fitness and ability to keep my legs moving. Well done so far and keep going, we can totally do this! xx

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