Losing weight on a vegan diet

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Avatar m tn But I have to focus on one thing now and that is reducing the markers of Metabolic Syndrome (namely fat around the waistline and insulin resistance symptoms, plus I want to increase my HDL), for which studies have shown a low-carb diet is best, in a short-term basis. (Interestingly, a low-fat vegan diet was shown best for diabetes. This probably has to do with protein load on the kidneys.
Avatar n tn Personally I lost a lot of weight by becoming vegan. I was 143lbs 5"1 and my lowest from there was 118lbs from 5"1. Since I haven't exercised lately I'm back at about 125.5lbs but still I'm losing again.
Avatar m tn Honestly stop trying to lose weight. You are in a healthy weight range now. But you should consider eating a little more and drinking more water.
1314425 tn?1273909880 My point is that going vegan is a lifestyle choice which is based more on personal beliefs and convictions than losing weight and being healthy. You might not get the results you want and if you don't do it properly you can harm yourself. You REALLY should talk it over with your doctor before going into it as he/she can tell you more about what you need to do to make sure you're taking in all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need.
Avatar n tn First, how do you know other vegans have had incredible results? The vegan diet is an ideological diet based on a belief system that one shouldn't use animals for anything. It isn't a health diet, though it's often billed as that to sell it. No natural people, meaning people not living in an artificial civilization, has ever been vegan that I know of. So what does this mean for you?
Avatar n tn Please shed some light on using Victoza SOLELY for weight loss in a patient whose Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus is in Perfect control? Grade 3 obesity, biochemical hypothyroid and diabetic since 7 years. Both under good control. On regular Eltroxin 50mcg, Pioglitazone, Voglibose Nateglinide and Repaglinide in prescribed doses as per doctor's prescription. Also takes homeopathy and Ayurvedic propreitary medications for plantar fasciitis and Bile problems.
Avatar n tn Not a pregnant female (or any other kind) but the mere fact you eat a vegan diet has nothing to do with whether you're eating a healthy diet or one suited to losing weight. You also say you work out, but don't say how much, so it might not have been enough for you to speed up your metabolism. Some people are not suited to vegan or vegetarian diets, and some are -- you might be one of them and you might not be, but most vegans eat according to ideology, not health.
Avatar n tn I have turned to a vegan lifestyle, walk 2.5 miles a day, religiously count my calories, and drink at least 48 oz of water a day if not more. I lost 1 pound in 2 weeks!!! Can anyone relate to what I am going through and give me some helpful advice...please???
Avatar f tn There are many books that can teach you the Atkins diet. You will drop weight so fast on it. Only problem is the carbohydrate limitations. They take awhile to get used to because our bodys crave carbs.
Avatar f tn Start a vegan diet and jump rope for quickest slimming without building large muscles. Any weightbearing exercise, be it walking, running, elliptical, vigorous dancing, running up and down stairs, whatever, can burn calories and tone. Other good exercises include Pilates, yoga, lifting weights, karate, biking ... many choices. Just MOVE. Sweating itself is not the object, although exercise may lead to sweating.
649848 tn?1534633700 A vegan diet is not "scientifically proven" to be the "best diet for weight loss," though if a person is an assiduous vegan he or she might naturally come to his or her most desirable weight level. The reason it can't be said that it's automatically the best is that to be a vegan and stay appropriately nourished takes knowledge, awareness, and a lot of effort to find ways to add dietary elements that replace those one would otherwise get from eating animal products.
Tbd Seems to me diabetes is reversible However its very hard to do Eat right, control your weight and exercise. Many doctors strongly recommend a vegan diet, especially Neal Bernard MD.
6231275 tn?1379901818 To me losing weight on the vegetarian diet is easy if you have the right mind set and your willing to change! first off I call this the quarter, quarter, half rule. this means when you eat make half the plate greens(any), a quarter a carb(potato, corn, etc), and then the last quarter a protein. I in no way would recommend anything like soy products for various reasons. Some examples of veggie protein are beans(13.4g), seitan(21g), or you could buy a veggie supplement/protein drink.
Avatar n tn I've been on a diet for the past week and I have barely lost more than a pound or two. I have been consuming about half of what I usually eat and have cut out fatty foods, I also get exercise every day now. Is it true that most people only start losing much weight after the two or three weeks of dieting? What am I doing wrong?
Tbd Hi, depending how long you have had diabetes, and your overall condition, losing weight and changing your diet to a strict low carb diet / keto diet, could possibly put your diabetes into remission or at worst make it very much easier to manage. The principle of low carb diet is restricting carbs, particularly all grains, sugars, starchy veges and sweet fruits, and eating a diet that focusses more on protein, low carb plant foods (veges and non-sweet fruits), some nuts, and healthy fats.
Avatar m tn My diet is bad here because they first allowed me a lot of soy, beans, cabbage, eggs, and rice on a completely vegan diet with no dairy. Then they took away my vegan diet and are trying to make me eat a meat diet. I can't do that so, I'm having a poor diet of a plateful of whatever vegetable (mostly potatoes, some beans, cabbage, salad, etc) is on the menu for that day and water. I'm losing weight too, but I don't notice the pain increasing with any particular food.
Avatar f tn My daughter has found a vegan diet is a healthy one both for her physical and mental health but we are all committed to ensuring she eats well. Last check revealed no nutritional deficiencies!
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Gallstones back in November of 2014 and my gallbladder was removed that Black Friday. I had already lost 25lbs during the time I was struggling with the stones and had visited the ER 6 times before they found what was wrong. After the removal I had your typical loss of about 5lbs I was at 160lbs at that point and time. Now almost two years later I am still struggling to keep weight on. I weigh a shocking 118lbs right now and I'm still losing about 2-4lbs a week.
Avatar f tn Okay so iv been try to lose weight. I was going great the first few weeks on going to the gym 4to 5 days and now iv lost my motivation or energy anything I can do to get that energy back or try not going off my diet something to help me not want fatty foods like burgers sweets coke etc.? Just need some advice?
Avatar f tn What are the pros and cons for being a Vegan when you are a Diabetic? I was on insulin a few months ago, and when I transitioned to Vegetarian diet, I started needing my insulin dosage lowered, then I went full Vegan and I no longer need Insulin now, I am diet controlled. What nutritional need would a Diabetic need when becoming a Vegan?
Avatar m tn Personally, I think that a vegan diet is great, it offers everything for a healthy circulatory system.
Avatar f tn I have gained weight while being on Toujeo as well - I have been on it for 4 months - I gained 17lbs in the first 3 months and I feel like I have gained about 10 more in the last month. Toujeo is not for everyone!
1100297 tn?1293079117 First off -- a "diet" is what you eat -- whether it be for weight loss, weight gain or maintenance -- it's simply "what you eat" ---- good, bad or indifferent. Not all meat has steroids or growth hormones and it's not all bad. Even cavemen ate meat and thrived on it. I would never advocate totally eliminating all of these food groups from your diet because a lot of vitamins and/or minerals come from meats, dairy products and whole grains.