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I could stand to lose up to twenty pounds. I follow a vegan, gluten free diet. I eat mostly raw foods, almost all vegetables, no heavy starches, no sugars (I use stevia if necessary but I usually am fine just eating fruit) and limit the number of calories I intake. I pay close attention to getting proper nutrients (vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, healthy fats, etc) and I am very active. I live in a very hilly, heavily forested area and I'm constantly hiking; I also run 5 times a week, do yoga almost daily and pilates about 4 times a week. I don't understand why I am carrying this extra 20 pounds and I was curious if any other healthy, active women have overcome this dilemma?
I am vegan and I struggle losing my weight. A year ago, I became vegan from being vegetarian for a year and since then I haven't lost any weight.... Which is a plus because I confess I haven't ALWAYS been eating all that healthy as you are, but I try most of the time.
I occasionally have some swedish fish candies and I eat a lot of cereal (BUT THE KIND THAT PEOPLE CONSIDER "HEALTHY") I guess too much of anything is bad...
But for a month, I tried really hard. I ran a mile everyday and ate a lot of fruits and veggies, avoided any sweets or junk food. I've even tried to work out with running a mile everyday. I've got nothing..
It's really annoying because I see these meat eating girls walking around strutting their hot stuff. I mean, I don't really care about how I look, but I'm pushing the overweight scale in my BMI. I weigh 140 something.
Then again, I should be happy because on both sides of my family there is obesity and diabetes. I was obese for the majority of my life. I remember I was 140 lbs in 4th grade. When I was 16, I was 200 lbs.