I'm amazed by the weight loss I've experienced since going to macrobiotic. I started 5 days ago and have lost 6 of the 8 pounds I've been trying to take off for the past 3 months unsuccessfully. I've been vegetarian for many years up until now but always ate dairy. I've now been eating lots of whole grains, veggies and nuts and drinking tea and water (gave up diet soda and coffee). I'm hoping the weight loss continues because I have at least 10 more pounds I want to lose. Would love to hear about other people's experiences with this and advice.
I lost 120 pounds in a year eating meat and dairy and exercising. As I learned more and more about healthy eating, I then switched to a vegan lifestyle. I wish I could say my weight loss continued, but I have stayed stagnant (actually gained back 20 pounds over 3 months or so in the summer when I quite working out). I'm thinking of trying a cleanse to try and get my weight loss going again to lose the 20 I gained. Now that I'm back to the gym 5-6 days a week, I'm holding steady.
I've actually been back in the gym on a regular basis (5-6 days a week w/ sometimes twice a day) for the last 2 months and have stayed stagnant. I generally burn 600-800 calories per cardio workout (then whatever I burn from weights, abs, and stretching). I intake around 1500 calories a day, so I'm not quite sure why I'm so stagnant.
I have lost 6 pounds since buying the Kind Diet and going vegan since mid November. Like Jill, I was also a vegetarian for many years but did eat dairy. I am completely convinced that eliminating the dairy (especially the cheese which I ate all the time) had contributed to this quick weight loss. I actually had to buy jeans a size smaller which hasn't happened in a very long time. My friends are all amazed at the change this lifestyle is bringing and I intend to continue it for the new Year and I am also encouraging others to try, even if it is just small changes at first.
Congrats to everyone. I never really lost any weight going vege to vegan, but I do feel healthier. I believe superhero is going to be the ticket for me. I got up this morning and prepped all sorts of vegetables for steaming and for miso soup. I also made a slaw with cabbage, carrots, green onion and daikon, vinager dressing and gomashio. Made a huge batch of brown and wild rice. Also made tempeh w soy sauce and black seseme. I drained a can of Eden black soy beans. My plan is to got full throttle Sunday and have Saturdays be my off day. My hardest downfall has always been homemade baked goods. Plan on making the rice peanut butter treats from the book this week (no choc chips).
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