No Smoking Day
2,846 members31,488 posts

it party time

i have lost my stone that i gained whilst quitting

yyyeeee haaaaaaaa

have listened to a educational video and its basically cutting out meat u can eat it but in moderation maybe once a week and eating lots of salad, veg, seeds, nuts, rice, pasta,soya milk and fruit basicly anything that comes from a plant

cut out dairy or eat in moderation if u think about it cows milk is to rear a cow from a baby calf to a fully grown cow in about a year so its pretty strong stuff and we dont need to ingest it as much as we do and an egg is there to rear a baby chick from an embryo to a fully developed chick in just a few weeks

anyways i have been losing a pound every couple of days and loving this diet

boo

12 Replies
oldestnewest

yay boo!

That is amazing news! I'm gonna use your tips too - although I quit 10 years ago and not sure my weight gain can be blamed on quitting smoking! :confused:

Glad you are using the new sections!

NSD

Reply

Well done boo!

I'm still struggling with the weight I put on, not to mention the extra weight that went on from Xmas and a medication that made me gain 10lbs in a month :eek:. I can't even cut out meat as I'm a vegetarian - losing the dairy and eggs would make me a vegan, something I just don't think I can do!

I just want to say though boo, you might want to keep an eye on your vitamin and mineral intake. You sound like you've got a great mix of foods going on, but there are a few that are harder on a semi-vegan diet. B-12 can only be found in animal products or as a synthetic additive (check your soya milk has it). Selenium is also hard - but brazil nuts are good (one a day) and vitamin D (found in sunlight, but there are latitude restrictions during winter).

The vegan society will have more information.

Reply

thankyou jen

i do need to do more research and write a proper plan

i am eating brazil nuts

the sunlight lol i will try can catch a ray if it happens to crack through the sky

the B12 is one a few people have mentioned not yet tried the soya milk just heavily cut down on cows milk at the mo but will check out the B12 abit further

thank u for the advise

boo

Reply

ha my clothes are to big did you all hear that my clothes are toooo bigggg on me, dropped a dress size hello shops here i come

boo

Reply

oh una u will be fine its took me a year to get motivated into this u still have plenty of time i did it as my new years resolution and promised myself to put in as much effort as quitting so far so good

glad you are back to feeling better

boo

Reply

Boo

Great news :)

Make sure those pounds stay lost thou.

I too have added a few pounds, a thousand pounds £££££££££££££ yaaaae!!

But seriously, I stopped exercising and put the lbs on over the holidays, i don't care, my main aim was to remain quit, shifting the lbs will have to wait.

neva quit quitting

Reply

iv put 3.5 stone i thought id only put a stone on and was mortified when i was weighed. i did eat a lot of ready made meals and cakes and biscuits all through the first 3 mths of this quit. iv stopped eating everything in sight now though so its time to get moving again. recently got my bike out ,torture.at first but after a few times of 15 mins rides i did a 10 mile ride on sat. a little bit of excercise really lifted my mood . i think i will lose this weight slowly im not rushing it and getting all desperate. i think i'll switch to soya milk and return to being vegan. i felt at my best then. its the first time in my life that iv waddled.

Mash x

Reply

well done mash slowly is the best way less likely to regain it, the minimal meat and fish and switch to soya has defintely helped alot i feel really in control of this diet and i am trying to put the same effort into it as i did quitting

boo

Reply

i have lost my stone that i gained whilst quitting

yyyeeee haaaaaaaa

have listened to a educational video and its basically cutting out meat u can eat it but in moderation maybe once a week and eating lots of salad, veg, seeds, nuts, rice, pasta,soya milk and fruit basicly anything that comes from a plant

cut out dairy or eat in moderation if u think about it cows milk is to rear a cow from a baby calf to a fully grown cow in about a year so its pretty strong stuff and we dont need to ingest it as much as we do and an egg is there to rear a baby chick from an embryo to a fully developed chick in just a few weeks

anyways i have been losing a pound every couple of days and loving this diet

boo

Loving your diet Boo. Well done on losing a stone and i totally agree, cows milk isn't for us nor the dairy etc. I've cut out meat, eat mainly raw spinach, and veg, seeds fruit and water. I put on weight when i quit smoking, theres no getting away from the simple fact that we eat more when we quit smoking. Food tastes so much better now! but i'm not into getting fat, FORGET IT lol.

Reply

am 1 stone 5 lbs lighter now having a good varied plant based diet eat meat once a week and fish once a week really got used to it now the key is moderation have a meat fish or dairy but only once a week not everyday like i used to

the way i looked at it if i can quit smoking i can do anything the world is my oyster

boo

Reply

[ My sentiments exactly.mx

the way i looked at it if i can quit smoking i can do anything the world is my oyster

boo

Reply

well thats a 8 mile walk completed for todays contribution to my fitness regime and pushing a buggy with baby in 4 year old sat on the front and the basket full of picnic food so quite a workout all in all my arms ache the most a very nice day for it

boo

Reply