Hi Everyone, I'm 42 and have about 45 pounds to lose.
I was a vegan through my 20s and early 30s, but strayed when I met my meat eating husband and his food became too tempting. I have been struggling to get back to my veg diet ever since.
Over the years I kept trying to go the PCRM, John MacDougall route - ultra low fat, whole food and no concern for volume of food -but it has just never worked for me. I'm not much for cooking and I like a bit of fat and sugar now and then. But I gave it a solid go this past month and I did not lose an ounce. I don't think the program is at fault. I think I just get out of control when there is not the structure of calorie counting and portion control, and the food choices just bored me. After a week of large servings of brown rice and slow cook oats, I would knee jerk react and have an A&W burger and fries.
I think if I was more of a cook, or had more sophisticated tastes with food I could stick to it, but frankly neither are me. I like a bit of peanut butter now and again, or a teaspoon of sugar in my tea or coffee, and sometimes white flour pasta. If I can have these things in moderation I have no interest in a gorge fest at the fast food joints.
Bottom line is I have lost weight and kept it off through a portion controlled vegan diet, I have never been able to stick to the ultra low fat, whole food way.
I am including more fruits and veg this time around, and much less refined food. This past week tracking my food and exercise with sparkpeople has been great - way easier than what I was trying before. My food choices have been entirely vegan all week.
Terrific site - glad I found it - glad it is vegan friendly
Edited by: INSOMNIAWOMAN at: 3/28/2013 (16:09)
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