Hi everyone. I'm new to sparkpeople - just started Sunday - and am loving it so far. As a classic yo-yo dieter, I am determined to step out of the "diet" mentality and begin making lifestyle changes instead.
I began drastically reducing my meat consumption after helping my teen do a research paper on factory farming. Since January of this year, I've basically been eating a lacto-ovo diet and eating organic, family farm raised meats on occasion. I am allergic to soy, so tofu & most meat substitutes are not an option for me.
Before joining spark people, I lost around 25 lbs just from cutting out sugar and eating mostly vegetarian, but gained back about 5 lbs from sliding into old habits of eating out & eating sweets. I find that tracking my calories really works for me, and have lost 4 lbs this week just by tracking.