Became interested in Vegan after reading Dr. Esselstyn "Reverse Heart Disease" Husband just had open heart surgery and I gained a ton of weight during that time. I'm 5' - 170lbs.
So glad to have discovered a Vegan team on Spark People! I started Vegan a month ago just to eat healthier and lose weight. Happy to be free of cravings but Shoulders and hips started hurting with arm and leg aches. (comes and goes)
I assumed I wasn't getting enough correct nutrients but haven't found a direct/simple food plan online.
Just like non-vegan dieting I want to know what to eat and how much. A vegan food plan. I suspect I'm eating too many carbs....love Hummus and Ezekiel bread and not enough vegs.
I am 72yo with obesity/craving struggles since 13yo. That means a 60 year determination to be craving free. Vegan seems to work in that respect but the subsequnt pains means I'm not doing it right.
I surfed the web looking for a vegan RD/physician. No luck.
Thanks for your feedback.
| current weight: 173.0