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What Can Cause A Vegan To Continuously Loss Weight
Glad you asked: I trust you've discovered that despite all the "pop" claims and grandstanding, even being a vegan doesn't guarantee weight loss. There's no magic. Count your calories as best you can, avoid the greasy / salty / sugary stuff, eat only to satisfy hunger rather than as solice or entertainment, and get with a group of friendly people who exercise. ...Read more
Vegan. gluten free: Yes, you can lose weight with a vegan and gluten-free eating plan. But -- this doesn't mean eating a bunch of "gluten free" junky snacks! you still need to eliminate added sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. Eat veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats (olive oils, avocados, omega-3's like wild alaskan salmon, etc), and complex carbs. Fruits like raspberries, blueberries too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your choice: Both will require supplementing with nutrients, the vegan diet much more so. Both will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term. ...Read more
More genes than diet: It may not be a deficiency in your diet, but rather due to your genes. However, you should get evaluated by a doctor to make sure you are not deficient in any vitamins and perhaps see a dietician to make sure your diet is balanced so you can get all of your daily nutrients. ...Read more
Best diet for PCOS weight loss on Metformin/Spiro: Vegan or Paleo? Nutritionist I saw knows nothing about PCOS. Looking to lose 5-7 pounds in 6 weeks or so, will be coupling diet with lots of exercise.
I haven't had my period for four months,hair loss,weight loss,fatigue,5-8 hrs a night,pimples.use to exercise 2+hrs a day. now i don't&am a hclf vegan?
HCLF Vegan: The HCLF Vegan or fruitarian diet is a very extreme diet. I worry about you having an eating disorder and you may be missing important dietary nutriments. I am worried you are becoming malnourished. You need to stop that diet and see your doctor right away. You need a good medical workup including blood work and possibly X-rays. ...Read more
Was trying to eat lowfat-vegan but wasnt losing weight maybe cause of the refinedsugar. What would be a good limit because I can't give it up entirely?
TotalCarbs<50Cal/Day: For successful weight loss, weigh daily, 1st thing after up & commode, nude, chart wt. daily & review what was eaten previous day. Study: http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/e2lDwm, DietDoctor.com, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, especially: http://goo.gl/02iz6i, NuSI.org, http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/XIpLFY, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/uDGIwD, etc ...Read more
I'm on a mainly vegan high carb low fat diet and heard it is unhealthy. i feel better&i'm trying to gain weight/muscle. should i continue this diet?
Yes, as long as...: Vegan diets when done properly are very healthy. High carb diets can lead to weight gain but that is what you are aiming for. Not all carbs are created equal. Minimize simple carbs (sugars, starches) and emphasize complex carbs. No need to avoid healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil and nuts. Make sure you are getting enough protein. Supplement with B12 & D. See http://tinyurl.com/l9gtgjw ...Read more
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