I went vegan several months ago. It has stalled my weight loss efforts. It's for personal moral reasons not health and I don't want to go back to low carb. Anyone have any experience with this?
Since: Dec '15
408 - 2 Reviews
Being vegan is irrelevant in regards to losing weight. How many calories are you consuming? What foods are you eating etc.
Stop buying into "lose weight quick" scams, pick up a nutrition book and get some exercise. There's no shortcut to health.
I don't buy things like that. I've been extremely fit and did that with low carb. Right now I'm eating 1400 calories. It was about 2000 up until a few days ago, but I lift weights 4 times a week and walk at least 3 miles a day.
Since: Feb '15
4474 - 15 Reviews
Eat more vegan protein!
Since: Jan '16
I don't buy things like that. I've been extremely fit and did that with low carb. Right now I'm eating 1400 calories. It was about 2000 up until a few days ago, but I lift weights 4 times a week and walk at least 3 miles a day.---
I was consuming roughly 3000 calories a day about 2 weeks ago (I weigh 160 lbs). My waistline was an inch from where it was 30 years ago. However, my strength in the weight room was slightly compromised, so I boosted my calorie intake to over 4000 (I did this by adding 1 cup of potato salad to my meals). If you include desserts and in-between snacks consisting of ice cream, Pepperidge Farm cakes, Ritz peanut butter crackers, etc, etc - stuff powerlifters and strength athletes are known to eat, my total calorie intake is well over 5000. My strength went through the roof, but my waistline only increased by half an inch. Moral of the story: It's all about ones metabolism. A person with a slower metabolism might blow up to 300 lbs incorporating a similar diet. If the person is a modern-day bodybuilder who's only concerned about gaining extreme muscle size (distended gut notwithstanding), that might be a good thing.