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size loss when switching to vegan?

#1 Postby mykim0 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:34 am

Currently I am a vegetarian because I still take whey protein. But I will become vegan once my pea/rice protein gets here. I heard that people who switch to vegan lose some size initially. Is this true?

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Re: size loss when switching to vegan?

#2 Postby z0rzz » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:02 am

I gained 6 additional pounds on my bulk switching to veganism. If you're already 99% vegan, I doubt switching out your protein powder will make a very noticeable difference in your physique (other than how much food you're eating).

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Re: size loss when switching to vegan?

#3 Postby MuskelKatze » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:35 pm

I didn't lose any weight when I turned vegan, just stayed the same.

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Re: size loss when switching to vegan?

#4 Postby stcalico » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:07 am

I lost 3 pounds at the beginning because I kept looking in the fridge and not knowing what to eat. I figured it out pretty quick tho and now have a whole bunch of new favorite foods and recipes . Now I have to be careful not to eat too much.
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Re: size loss when switching to vegan?

#5 Postby mykim0 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:37 am

that's good to know. I just heard that former meat eaters tend to lose some weight when they go through the detox phase of the vegan diet. I have been a meat eater for most of my life. Just recently switch to vegetarianism and soon to be vegan.

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Re: size loss when switching to vegan?

#6 Postby VeganEssentials » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:17 pm

I actually gained roughly 60 lbs. after going vegan, but that was over a 3-4 year stretch :)

Didn't have any "detox" effect despite going from someone who ate meat at EVERY meal and pretty well zero vegetables before going vegan. Just kept the same weight for a little bit, then when I started training for powerlifting I gained a lot of weight, and another 30 lbs. when I got into strongman for a bit. If you eat enough, you won't lose any mass!
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Re: size loss when switching to vegan?

#7 Postby marzo » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:10 am

I lost the layers of fat over my muscles if that counts as size loss.


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