Caribbean Queen Posted January 9, 2012 Share Posted January 9, 2012 A few months ago I weighed myself and was surprised to see that I was about 50 pounds overweight. It was not attractive weight, either. If I was a stripper, the men would boo me. I was so desperate to lose weight that I tried a diet I think is drastic and not healthy long term - a whole food vegan diet. No fish, chicken, dairy, white flour or sugar. Why would I think the diet is not a healthy long term diet? I have never seen any whole food vegans who are robust. All the healthy, good looking people I know eat meat, dairy and a bit of junk food. I was fat, so I figured a little of something that makes people scrawny looking would be good for me. So I tried the diet. The diet stops me from craving junk. I donâ€™t want any cookies and chips. That is a blessing! I feel lighter and more agile. The skin on my face looks younger and healthier. I can eat as much whole, vegan food as I want and lose weight. BUT, I feel weak and never feeling full starts to get me down. I lasted 10 days as a vegan. I slowly added dairy and meat back in my diet and I felt great, but it slippery sloped into adding non-so-whole foods and a little junk food. I stopped losing weight. My diet never did get as bad as it used to be. Okay, so itâ€˜s the new year, and I need to get back to losing weight. Got on the whole, vegan bandwagon again. Again, I got great results; my face looked slimmer, prettier skin, feeling lighterâ€¦ BUT the weakness and hunger started to get to me. Last night I ate plain yogurt and chicken to feel sane. Do you have links to pictures of sturdy looking whole food vegans? Do you have any tips for me to help me not be hungry and feel weak. I donâ€™t like the taste of any faux meat and mock milk and such. I donâ€™t believe we should be vegans because we should feel sorry for farm animals, so those suggestions wont encourage me. If you think people really need a bit of meat and dairy products are fine, feel free to say so too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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