Ok, I know the title is a little ridiculous but I'm stuck and need some fellow vegan help. My metabolism has been slow all my life. Like molasses. Eating over 1500 cals a day keeps my weight on. But eating less and I'm starving. It's sooooo easy to gain muscle it's not even funny. But when you have been BIG all your life, having big muscles is not that appealing to you. I just want to be ripped out of my mind. End of story.
I'm about 230lbs 6'2 and 20% bodyfat (38yo.). I used to be 275lbs. Now I can't seem to lose anymore weight. I've tried so many things. I'm an Endomorph body type... so I need to take caution when just "looking" at food. I have a moderate amount of muscle but it is covered up by fat, loose skin and man boobs.
Eating more just puts on MORE fat and more muscle. That is not working for me......
I'm eating a big fruit smoothy in the morning with 1tbsp of peanut butter or almond butter.
I have a big green salad with half cup of peanuts and one table soon of flax oil/olive oil.
I snack on sliced apples and peanut butter and oranges.
I will usually have another salad for dinner.
Water is the only liquid I drink.
Twice a week I will eat an organic veggie wrap with spouts, avocado, tomato and hummus.
I tried vegan protein powder but it messed up my regulatory badly so I'm not going back.
I workout 3 days a week weights and 2 days a week 30min cardio.
The weight is not coming off and I'm losing patience. I tried cutting the fats but I'm starving when I do. And for all you 80-10-10 people out there, I tried that and found out I'm badly allergic to bananas (unfortunately) so don't even go there. That diet sucks without bananas
Eating extra oranges and apples leaves me hungry.
Should I cut back on food more?... or ... start running a few miles a day to force it off?