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I look around the web but am having problems identifying good sites that are free for weight loss diets. All the places I find require purchase of a plan.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I don't know any good weight loss diet sites per say. It would help if I knew more about your current situation?
Assuming you are vegetarian - My caution is to make sure you are not replacing meat with carbs and cheese (a common mistake) which can lead to weight gain and is not a balanced way of eating. Focus on the vegetables with the dairy and bread as the minority.
Assuming you are vegan - Lots of veggies and light meals, make sure you have not gone for processed boca and meat alternatives in every meal as well as frozen ready to eat dishes. Most of these are fairly high calorie with not enough vegetables.
I always remind myself , I can eat as many vegetables and fruits as I want if they are fresh (meaning not canned/frozen/processed) including avocados which are loaded with good fats. The problem comes if I want those vegetables with noodles and lots of sauces.
Drink Water or tea and avoid drinking lots of fruit juice (stick to fresh fruit)
If none of this is the problem and you are exercising maybe try to up raw foods to at least half of your diet?
Make sure you are getting adequate fiber.
I'm not too informed on current diets because I tend to view food and health as changing your eating habits permanently and making lifestyle changes but I've known several people to have great results on the following.
- macrobiotic diets
- vegan diets
- 80% raw diets
Many thanks for your comments.
I do the exercise and watch out for the carbs. I bake my own bread, so I know the amount of carlories, etc. in that.
I have eliminated cheese, sweets and deserts and go with fruit after meal.
I haven't progressed to vegan; I still do eggs and milk.
For some reason, I am not seeing a decline in weight.
I, too, am trying to eat well and exercise more, and weight loss (such as it is) seems very slow or possibly non-existent thus far (I don't own a scale so I go more by measurement/inches rather than weight). I find that I feel awfully good, though, so I take that as a good sign and try to be patient and look at it as a long-term thing, rather than "I hope I can shed 10 pounds this month" or etc. Sometimes the patience part is hard. ;)
Also, here are a couple of low-fat vegetarian/vegan recipe sites that you might find useful -
Good luck :)
My thanks to everyone for their feedback; most appreciated.
I will followup on the websites that are cited.
And yes Essa I totally agree; the patience part is the hard part.
I just keep telling myself that everytime that I am tempted to eat something...that little streams can quickly become big rivers....
patience, discipline, exercise, and not being influenced by what others eat around me....
Edit from May 2015: I just added a vegan-friendly cookbook to this "Sustainable Cooking" thread in the LT Sustainability group.
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