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Postby Beck » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:33 pm

I'm new to this forum. I'm 22 years old and from Australia. I've decided I want to get myself into shape for summer but need some extra motivation to watch what I eat and become more active.. I'm hoping to get some extra support here.

I'm a vegetarian and eat lots of breads, which I know are not good for weight loss but I find it so hard to find foods that actually fill me. If I eat salads etc, I feel like I need to eat something else as soon as I finish them.. Any healthy eating advice would be GREAT!

Looking forward to getting to know some of you and sharing my journey.

-Beck
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Postby electrongirl » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:38 pm

hi and wlecome!!

My mum is a vegetarian and she makes some really yummy things.

Do you eat Tofu? Lentils? Chick peas?

All of these are great low fat things that will help fill you up.

Also wholegrain pasta or brown rice...
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Postby Beck » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:08 pm

Thanks =) I do eat abit of tofu but have no idea what to do with lentils, or chickpeas so rarely eat them.
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Postby Jisgone » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:51 pm

hey beck welcome along :)
we have a few vegetarian members, sarahc might be able to help u with some recipes
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Postby KimE » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:41 am

Hello Beck and welcome to the forum.

All the best on your weightloss journey. :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:04 am

hi beck

my name is kate and i am 22 as well. there are a lot of us born in the same year i think on this forum hehe. best wishes for your weightloss. with summer fast approaching you can make use of lots of nice salads, muffins, and fruit :)
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Postby help6363 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:16 pm

Beck wrote:I'm new to this forum. I'm 22 years old and from Australia. I've decided I want to get myself into shape for summer but need some extra motivation to watch what I eat and become more active.. I'm hoping to get some extra support here.

I'm a vegetarian and eat lots of breads, which I know are not good for weight loss but I find it so hard to find foods that actually fill me. If I eat salads etc, I feel like I need to eat something else as soon as I finish them.. Any healthy eating advice would be GREAT!

Looking forward to getting to know some of you and sharing my journey.

-Beck


Hello and welcome!

Well done for making the choice to get healthy! EXCELLENT!! :D

I calorie count to lose weight...... different things work for different people, I believe.

I look forward to reading your successful weight loss story in the near future.

Have a great day!

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:29 pm

Hiya beck and welcome to the forum! Having grown up in a vege household and still preferring to eat vege when possible, I know it is VERY important to know what nutrients are coming from where - protein and iron being the main things that generally people rely on meat for. Fibre and protein will also help fill you up. Legumes (such as beans, lentils, chickpeas etc) are chocked full of fibre and protein and iron (particularly when combined with foods high in vitamin c, like capsicum). They really are very easy to cook with when you know how!! Check out the recipe section on this website - I have posted a topic on pulses/legumes with a few of my fave recipes. And check out http://www.kurma.net/ for some ideas as well.
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