I have struggled with my weight for some time now because I will do a low calorie diet and it will last for 2 week but then I feel terribly hungary and eat the calories that I have missed for the last 2 weeks and this will go on and on and on... Lose weight...Gain weight...Lose weight...Gain weight...(YOU GET THE IDEA)
I am really tired of it now I want something that WORKS for me!!
Due to this weight fluctuation I decided to become a vegetarian about 3 weeks ago( I know it's very long but i just started out) and so far I have had no meat cravings and have developed a soft spot for animals - even though I wasn't eating meat I didn't feel satisfied, I still had no confidence, felt lethargic.
I then came across this WONDERFUL SUPPORT GROUP for Low Fat Rax Vegan lifestyle and I feel as though this could work for me!!
My goal is to lose weight by October because I have a big BALL then, so I want to look good --
BUT I don't wan't to do it in an unhealthy manner that is why I think that the LFRV plan is perfect due to the fact that I enjoy my fresh fruit and vegetables.
This LFRV plan appeals to me and I want to make it part of my permanent lifestyle, I just need guidance!!
Please if anyone can help me get started in the right way without me falling off the wagon, I would truly appreciate it!!
My point is I don't want to be SCARED of food anymore, I want to embrace it!!
I think all of us can relate to the horrors of the dreadful low calories diets. The yo-yo effect is always the result. Thats why we have the EAT MORE TO LIVE MORE philosophy here :) Congrats to you for taking your health seriously and considering the LFRV lifestlye!
The key to being successful on this diet is to make sure that you are getting enough calories from fruit. Since fruit is much lower in calories than other foods it is very easy to undereat which leads to falling off the wagon. I recommend going here: http://www.nutridiary.com/ and finding out how many calories you should be getting and aim for that with fruit :) Other things that are important is to ensure you are always hydrated, drinking atleast 1 liter of water as soon as you get out of bed in the morning and another 1-2 liters throughout the day. And get enough sleep! 10-12 hours a night, every night, is recommended here. Also, I highly recommend getting your hands on Doug Grahams book 80/10/10 and giving it a good read as it will give you all the information you need to ensure success.
If AMAZING health is your goal then you're in the right place! This is such a special community where everyone is eager to help so don't be afraid to ask any questions as they are sure to be answered.
Hope this helps! Best of luck to you! :)