Vegan Diet and Weight Loss

Hi!

You know, I decided long ago to join the ranks of a vegetarian, one person advised me to start, for my health and lose weight.

read more: happybody.tv/vegan-diet-and...

I'm just trudging on the fact that I do not eat fish, meat and seafood. I started to cook, for what I did not like before, and cooking is now a pleasure, and it turns out magically delicious.

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  • Hi and welcome, alya :)

    I'm glad you've found a way of eating that suits you. The members of this community follow a variety of different diets, each one suitable for them.

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you.

    Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news.

    Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate.

    We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.

    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too.

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • Hello alya_sh09

    If you want to be vegan, that's great but you must remember that being vegan is not a guarantee for weightloss. It is just as easy to stay at the same weight as you are now or even put on weight as a vegan as it is on any other diet. There are plenty of vegan "treats" out there so whatever your vice is now, you will eventually find the vegan equivalent. By all means, give it a go and well done you for getting into a cooking practice. Just be aware that you will still need to monitor what you eat in order to loose weight.

    Also, it is quite easy to lack in minerals/ vitamins/ proteins etc on a vegan diet, so make sure you cover all your bases. I was very conscious of having a super healthy, balanced diet when I first went vegan. Then life got more interesting and nutrition became a nuisance. 2.5 years later my immune system was so depleted that I fell ill all over the place, leading me to give up veganism. I agree with the mentally behind the movement but will not try it again unless I know I can invest the time to eat well doing it.

    Good luck to you!

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