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Postby felix » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:17 pm

Hi Everybody,

I just discovered this forum and thought it looks great and thought I would join.

A little bit about me:

I have struggled with weight pretty much forever. I developed terrible eating habbits as a child which have been difficult to change. I am vegetarian so have always found I fill up on carbs...

I have 2 children, a 2 year old and a newborn baby. While I was pregnant with my youngest I couldnt really eat and as a result I lost 15kg. I am using this as my kickstart to the rest of my weight loss.

I have lost 17kgs so far this year and would like to loose approx 20-25kgs more. I am setting myself small goals, I would like to be under 100Kg by Christmas which will also mean I can say I have lost 20kg this year.

I am doing this for myself mostly and for my health but also for the sake of my children.

Looking forward to getting to know everybody and hopefully providing some support myself. :)

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Initial goal is to be under 100kg.

Goal weight: 80kg.
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Postby Juddy » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:13 pm

Welcome!

Congratulations on your progress and good luck with your determination to lose weight!

I'm not a vegetarian so I'm not quite sure how I'd go about a high protein diet (perhaps whey protein... but not sure what else - nuts?) if I was.

I'm interested as to what protein you have? Apparently one of the main causes of over-eating and being hungry, is the body is trying to consume more protein.
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Postby Mandie » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:16 pm

welcome to the forum felix :)
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Postby GoddessInside » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:18 pm

Welcome Felix !

Good luck with your weight loss :)
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Postby Bel Diamante » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:14 pm

Hi Felix and welcome to the forums!!
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Postby opal630 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:00 pm

Juddy wrote:I'm not a vegetarian so I'm not quite sure how I'd go about a high protein diet (perhaps whey protein... but not sure what else - nuts?) if I was.

I'm interested as to what protein you have? Apparently one of the main causes of over-eating and being hungry, is the body is trying to consume more protein.


Hi Juddy, I'm not sure why people pick protein as a source of concern for vegetarians. I find it quite easy to include protein in my diet, for me it's getting enough zinc if I don't enough of the right foods. Here's a short list of foods which are good for vegetarians:

Protein - beans, nuts, nut butters, peas and soy products

Iron - whole wheat breads, peas, some dried fruits (apricots, prunes, raisins), spinach, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, turnip greens, molasses and iron-fortified cereals

Calcium - soy products (tofu, soy milk), some dark green leafy vegetables (collard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, mustard greens), fortified breakfast cereals, and calcium fortified orange juice

Zinc - beans (white, kidney and chickpeas), wheat germ, pumpkin seeds and zinc-fortified breakfast cereals.

Vitamin B 12 - nutritional yeast, B 12 fortified cereals, veggie burgers and soy milk.

And here's an article which also talks about protein and vegetarians
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=11786.0
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Postby opal630 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:06 pm

Hey Felix, congratulations on your weighloss achievements so far :D I look forward to hearing all about your progress.

Welcome to the forum. :)
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Postby chubbywife79 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:41 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum, Congrates on the weightloss so far!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:00 am

Hi :D You have done so well so far! :D welcome to the forum ;) xx
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:58 am

Hi Feix and welcome! yep, protein is quite easy to find in a vege diet if you know where to look :wink: Go PULSES!!!! Yay!

Um...yes, well. :oops:

Protein ad fibre combos work well to be filling (say nuts and fruit, or carrot sticks and hommous)
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Postby help6363 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:18 am

Hello and welcome

I look forward to reading about your weight loss progress in the near future! :D
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Postby Sas » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:42 am

Welcome Felix.

Congrats on the loss so far and good luck with loosing the rest :)
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Postby matchbox » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:55 am

hi, welcome to the forum :) yell out if you need anything :)

good luck! :)
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Postby felix » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:42 pm

Thanks everybody, I feel very welcome. :)

I am slowly learning the art of eating a high protein diet. Lots of eggs, nuts and pulses. :)
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Initial goal is to be under 100kg.

Goal weight: 80kg.
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Postby Juddy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:17 pm

Eggs are good!

Although a few vegetarians refuse to eat it, why others consider it fine?
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