Hi. I just found this site and joined up. First, a little history. I am a female, age 53. I have been lifting for about 12 years. I just do it for health and because I love it. I would like to see more definition though.
I was a vegan some 6 years ago and then gave it up out of boredom with the food. I should have stuck with it!! I am slowly transitioning back to it. I have already cut out all meat and eggs but still do a little dairy but precious little. I am slowly cutting out the bad stuff.
Even when I was eating meat and dairy, I would always try to eat organic and I never have been a fast food freak nor am I big on processed foods. I have a terrible time with sinuses and the first time I became a vegan, I never had a problem. I am dumber than dirt to ever go back to meat because I again suffer from severe allergies: headaches (sometimes migraine), watery eyes, sneezing, the whole mess.
I feel better when I eat only a vegan diet. I am 5'3 and about 142 lbs. I have way too much fat around the middle and seem to be spinning my wheels trying to lose fat. I am cutting down on my fat intake to about 20% to see if that will help. Most of my fat comes from flax oil and nuts (nut butters). Any suggestions
?? I lift 3 times a week and do cardio 2x a week. I can bench press 100 lbs and squat 245lbs.