I am still trying to figure out how to lose weight for Me that I can life with. Since I have always had a weight problem I have tried everything. From my past history going low carbs worked the best. I was down to 18% bodyfat at age 44 before I went Vegan. I ate mostly chicken breasts, veggies, 2 fruits and 2 dairies a day, but it was so easy because I ate every couple hours and still managed to keep nutrition balance at a 40/40/20 ratio.
However I will never go back to eating meat again just out of vanity.
I have tried all arrangement of vegan diets and was most successful with a Raw diet, but I just can't afford it where I am living year around. Once I get back it Tucson in the summer of 2014 then I will be able to handle it. At least be 75% raw.
Diets like Dr McDougall are not for me. Although I love eating beans and potatoes, I don't lose any weight on them. When I did the Raw vegan diet I lost 8 pounds right away and then continue to lose another couple a week, but came back to IL and couldn't keep up the program.
When eating raw it is at least 50% fat and we used a lot of cold press oils, nuts and seeds of course. It is the very best diet, but also the most difficult to stay on. Zero grains is the way to go for me (outside of them sprouted)
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. Albert Schweitzer
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