momee Posted July 18, 2012 Share Posted July 18, 2012 (edited) Been on a vegan-ish diet for 6 months now. I've not lost weight. I think I have actually gained more muffin in my muffinish top. Went to see the doctor and he told me I was starving my body and that I needed to eat much more than I have been and more often. To "pound it" and for eating to be a "full time job". He said it's virtually impossible to overeat on a healthy (not processed junk vegan food) vegan diet. That's news to me~ I just read this on this board... "That's because your body goes into starvation mode and tries to conserve energy when calorie intake is dropped that low." That's exactly what he said. He said I was having these periods where my body thought I was starving and conserved it to fat. I have this strange idea that eating too many nuts, avocado, sweet potatoes, rice, whatever is going to make me gain more weight instead of losing it. He said it is a culture fallacy that women have been misled by. He also said I'm suffering from food fear. A fear of eating certain foods I've determined as "fatty" because they'll make me gain weight. I haven't gained weight but I haven't slimmed down like my dh has either. He eats any and everything under the category vegan. TONS of guac and veggies type eating, two plates of salad, etc. He has lost a good bit. I on the other hand have been eating the same things he has but waaaaay less and haven't lost. To those of you that eat vegetarian/vegan and are a healthy weight - how much are you eating? Edited July 18, 2012 by momee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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