Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Vegan "Diet" plan
A caveat to those who wonder if a vegetarian or vegan diet will help them lose weight: You can still be an unhealthy, overweight person on these "diets."
I gained over FIFTEEN pounds my first year as a vegan. Carbs, like pasta and bagels, are sometimes the only option when eating on the go.
Also, there's a host of vegan cookies, cakes and desserts now available at a lot of supermarkets. They may not have milk and eggs, but they still have sugar and oil. Some of those delicious Alternative Baking Company cookies have 500-600 calories each.
Bottom line: You need a balance low-fat proteins, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, regardless of whether your protein is from animal sources or not.
Thu. Apr 10, 12:54pm
I second this! I've gained some weight after becoming vegan. About ten pounds in a year, eek. Now that I know how to eat, the weight is coming back off.
I just graduated from a vocational school that had an alternative health store connected to it. That store had these amazing vegan peanut butter cookies that I never thought to look up the calories for. Once I did, I found out that I was consuming 450 calories with just one cookie! This was part of my lunch at least once a week for several months. Crazy.
Any way of eating can be unhealthy when you're uneducated about what you're putting in your body.
Thursday, April 10, 2008, 2:52 PM
You make a good point. No matter 'how' you eat -if you eat more than you need - you'll gain weight! I find myself vulnerable to this if I'm attempting to make any changes in my diet. I'm so caught up in the 'new' things I'm eating - I eat more than I should.
Thursday, April 10, 2008, 3:11 PM
When I first transitioned to a vegan diet I was eating so healthy!! I was eating fruit and oats for breakfast, huge salads with beans for lunch and lentils or tofu with steamed veggies for dinner. It was ideal! Then I found all the 'replacement foods'. Veganaise, toffuti cream cheese and sour cream, ice cream, cobbler, ARGH!! Any food item can be made vegan. I am currently struggling with getting back to a 'whole food' diet, eliminating processed food and just sticking with fruits and veggies and beans.
Thursday, April 10, 2008, 3:32 PM
My 2 cents...
Honestly, I think most of us feel attracted to a vegan diet for very good reasons but the seduction of it - is more fun than the work of it. It takes dedication, awareness and discipline. I guess like anything great for us. I was in great shape on a raw foods diet and loved it (for one year.) I was also healing and on disability and had tons of time to grow food and make great meals. The diet was the best medicine - really hyper- speed my healing. Working there is no way I have the time. Now I just am trying to eat simply, whether vegan or not.
Friday, April 11, 2008, 1:28 AM
Yes, it is hard - at first. But after my first year, I know what things I can/can't have, what pitfalls to watch for (like the OP, those darn carbs!) and it's soooo easy now!
Friday, April 11, 2008, 10:17 AM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?