Congratulations on taking your health & future into your own hands. I recommend you consider watching the following documentaries, they are available through Netflex, and Red Box: Forks Over Knives & The Engine 2 Diet, Food Matters. Another that is available for free through Hulu is Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. This one is close to the message suggested below to the 80/10/10 diet.
Eva - Portland, Oregon USA
Pounds lost: 19.6
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Lots of fresh fruits and veggies will give you tons of energy. Fats, in any form, slow down and/or blocks absorption of these good carbs by your body. Trust me! I have crashed several times because of it!
Karen is right, getting the processed, salty food out of your diet is a biggy.
I'm with ya! As far as knowing how to be healthy and not gain weight while being a vegetarian. I am new to this and am just starting out. Carbs and starchy foods have been uncomfortable for me in my diet for a long time so transitioning to eating those for energy and fullness is difficult. I afraid it is making me gain weight. I need to know the healthy balance for optimum energy and cleanliness.
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