Start Weight:(22 May 13) 176.0 lb
Current Weight:(15 Jul 15) 150.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: cakebaker's own diet
performance: losing 1.3 lb a week

I'm a 52 years old christian vegetarian with two "kids", one husband, three cats and a dog that thinks she is a cat. I became a vegetarian a few years ago when my daughter wanted to become a vegetarian and her grandparents were worried that she wouldn't get enough protein. I thought that if I kept track of what I ate then I know she would get enough protein that and it would be a good way to lose weight. Though I ate healthy and stayed within a calorie budget of 1400 calories I gained weight ballooning up to 233 pounds. I had done Atkins before and had some success with it and wondered if it could be done as a vegetarian. After a lot of reading and planning I decided to try eating as a low carb vegetarian and it worked. I used both the book by Rose Elliott The Low Carb Vegetarian and the Atkins book I got down to 156.8 pounds. Then vacation struck and there was a crappuccino machine across from my hotel room. I came home from vacation about 10 pounds heavier and over the course of the year my weight crept up to 176.

My daughters vegetarian phase ended when she declared one day that "Chickens are ugly and fish feel no pain". She had no problem going back to eating meat. I tried to eat different kinds of meat like shrimp, BBQ whatever and chicken and couldn't stand the taste or texture of anything I once loved. Oh well at least my cholesterol is the best it's ever been.

I attend a diabetes education class and through that I learned of a new pilot weightloss program that was starting up in May, so I signed up and have been on this new plan with minimal success. Thought that I would change things up and try 5:2 dieting out along with low carb and see where it takes me.

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cakebaker's Cookbook

cals: 256kcal | fat: 6.82g | carbs: 44.61g | prot: 6.47g
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Low in calories, super filling and tastes just like pumpkin pie. Yum! Quick to make and can be refrigerated overnight for a grab and go meal.
cals: 145kcal | fat: 3.83g | carbs: 21.49g | prot: 9.16g
Fruit Smoothie
Low calorie version of a smoothie that will satisfy a sweet tooth without sending you into sugar shock. It's thick enough that it can be eaten as a sorbet.
cals: 36kcal | fat: 0.05g | carbs: 7.10g | prot: 3.23g
Shirataki Noodle Soup
Light, flavorful and delicious. Ultra low carb and low calorie.
cals: 213kcal | fat: 15.60g | carbs: 8.88g | prot: 9.82g
Coconut Almond MiM
A muffin in a minute with coconut and almond flour.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 5.14g | carbs: 30.15g | prot: 5.75g
Quinoa Salad
A gluten free healthy quinoa salad served Greek style with fresh veggies and balsamic vinegar.
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Could Atkins Bars make me gain?
First off congratulations on the weight loss. The bars and shakes can cause weight gain or stalls for some people. I personally believe that the quality of carbs do matter and it's best to get carbs from real food as apposed to fake foods with an unpronounceable ingredient list. I had problems with the bars and shakes so now I stay away from them. You are set to private so I can't look at your food diary to see what else could possibly be sabotaging your weight. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Smile
posted 06 May 2014, 17:00
Nuts and seeds such as almonds, macadamias, walnuts, pumpkin, flax, chia, sunflower etc. are little fiber powerhouses. Add to smoothies, salads, yogurt or oatmeal.
posted 28 Apr 2014, 20:17
Healthy Carbs to replace the unhealthy ones, please help with a list
Most vegetables are low carb and have fiber that will keep you full longer. The only ones that I can think of that aren't would be potatoes, carrots, peas and corn (maize). Vegetables can be added to help stretch a meal also. Quinoa and wild rice are more nutritious then white or brown rice but more expensive. Spaghetti squash innards can be used as noodles and courgettes (zucchini) can be cut into strips and used as noodles also. Cauliflower can be chopped fine and steamed and used instead of rice. Possibly oatmeal can replace the pap if you are eating it for breakfast or perhaps eat less pap if you are eating it at another meal.
posted 28 Apr 2014, 02:55
So, Who Takes What???
The OP is here every now and then though I haven't seen her for awhile and maybe a couple others. Sometimes I take Alive (when I remember) and my D's and B's.
posted 14 Apr 2014, 17:46
Thoughts on alcohol
The questions I have for you to contemplate -
1. how badly do you want this?
2.Would you rather drink your calories or eat them?

My mind was boogled with this statement -
"I don't have issues stopping drinking wine in the evening at all...its all about if I want to"...

3. What are your priorities?

Good luck on your weigh in.
posted 27 Jan 2014, 16:54
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