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  • Birthday 11/01/1987

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  1. For me there is a direct correlation between calorie counting and being hungry allt he time. I obsess over food and it ends up being detrimental. One thing my trainer told me is to stop doing high intensity cardio every day, it's not necessary to lose weight and makes your body release the stress hormone cortisol, which will actually prompt your body to retain belly fat. He said "Have you ever, EVER seen an RPM (spin) instructor without a little gut? especially a female one?" Drop back the cardio and walk more, it worked for me.
  2. Hi Kisha - I know exactly how you feel!!! I was in pretty much the same position as you - for a while I even reverted to being pescatarian, it was the most disgusting week of my life!!! I am at the very last 4kg (8lbs) of a long weight loss jouney. Once I hit my UGW it will be 25kilos (50lbs) lost all up. When you get down to the last 5kg it gets really tough to lose, and I plateaued for about 6 months and so now I have switched to gluten-free hi-raw vegan. I find it works well for me because I LOVE EATING and the low carbs/low trans fats/lots of vegies thing seems to agree with my body. By no means is my trainer happy with what I'm eating, he says I need more carbs, but he doesn't know what it's like to be an overweight young woman so he can go to hell lol. This is what I eat at the moment. I'm eating lots of small meals and I'm losing weight pretty quickly doing this: Breakfast: A handful of Pulse and glass of soy milk (Pulse is an "anicent raw meal" that Don Tolman champions, you can buy it online but it's pretty expensive) OR 1/2 cup Kapai Puku, 1 cup good quality non-toasted gluten free museli and soy milk as cereal Morning snack: Apple slices with good-quality all natural organic peanut butter, soy coffee Lunch 1: (about 12pm) Raw green beans, red and green capsicum slices, celery and carrot sticks dipped in dairy-free hommus, handful of cashew nuts, glass of soy milk Lunch 2: (about 1:30-2pm) Brazil nuts, strawberries, soy protein shake Afternoon snack: Celery sticks with good-quality all natural organic peanut butter, apple slices, soy coffee Dinner I basically make a big f*ckoff salad, I just throw everything in there, all sorts of raw vegies, some chickpeas, lentils, sometimes some orange slices or beetroot, almonds, pine nuts and just eat as much of that if I want. If I get hungry again after dinner I have a little bowl of kapai puku and soy milk. I basically eat heaps. The way i see it, how I eat is so stupidly clean as long as its raw I eat it when I want it. Nuts etc in moderation. If I get peckish I grab a handful of nuts or raw nibble mix (usually sunflower kernels, almonds, pepitas, raisings, sultanas) Remember to drink lots of water. Take multivitamins, B-complex, iron and Flaxseed oil. If I am strength training I have a banana and soy protein shake after. This is my before/after so you can see it works! http://i46.tinypic.com/2vnnww1.jpg I hope this is useful for you honey x
  3. That's okay... I have a few vegan friends here I've not been to Doherty's, I train at Virgin Active because I am a pimp lol
  4. I make little sandwiches of cored apple slices and all natural peanut butter. It's pinda like PB+J. I'm obsessed, I eat it every day at work and my co-workers (even the vegan ones) think I am NUTS!
  5. Don't be in a rush. Losing more than 1 - 2 pounds a week (the upper limit is for very large people ) increases the chances of losing more muscle while you lose fat. You do that too much and you end up "skinny fat" at your goal weight. Squish, soft, still looking fat, weaker, just lighter. If you are reducing make sure you get plenty of quality protein and exercise to reduce the amount of lean tissue lost. Ahh good old "Skinny fat"... I know exactly what you mean. I was skinny fat in my late teens while I was working as a model, zero muscle tone, flabby jiggly arms, no butt, soft hips that spilled out the top of my jeans, despite being the lightest I have ever been. I'm trying to keep my protein up through nuts, soy, quinoa, Kapai Puku, protein powders when I train etc... does anyone have any suggestions? I can't help that weight loss, last week, it just happened. Perhaps it was water weight as I wasn't eating very well before hand?
  6. That's fantasic help, thank you! I mainly went for raw because my previous meal plan had me eating so much soup, curry, cooked foods that i just felt so bogged down and sluggish, and I could almost feel all the nutrients being sapped out of my food! I find the hi-raw is making a huge difference to my fat loss, I've lost a kilo this week just from diet alone as I couldn't train last week. I will most likely find a happy medium between the two as you said, but I just feel so elated, similar to when I went vegetarian.
  7. Meg White? Haha hopefully only in my "before" pic haha! Thanks... yeah especially in Melbourne where I live, it's a very vegan/vegetarian friendly city.
  8. Here I am: http://i46.tinypic.com/2vnnww1.jpg That was over about 2 years on a vegetarian diet (details http://nelliscarlet.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/im-a-vegetarian-and-i-want-to-lose-weightbuild-muscle-what-the-fuck-do-i-eat/ ) with mainly strength training and low-impact cardio since I'm rocking a really tight IT band on my left leg and it hurts like hell to run/jump/do anything fun. I started up a vegetarian fitness and beauty blog since so many people kept asking me about my training and non animal-tested/cruelty-free makeup and beauty. I've recently become hi-raw vegan and feel SO much better than I did eating all that dairy and egg! I'm still a newb to GF-veganism so any help/tips would be greatly appreciated!
  9. Hi everyone, I just recently made the switch to vegan after being vegetarian for about 2 years. I've been training hard to reverse a 20-kilo weight gain and have been lifting for the last 4 months or so. I guess I became vegan for the same reasons I became vegetarian, a psychological revulsion to animal products brought on by ethical and moral reasoning. I'm really interested in hi-raw diets and gluten free recipes as I'm gluten intolerant and probably fast on my way to having no friends as a result! I'd love to hear from any other GF-vegans and pick up on protein and strength training tips. My trainer is ovo-lacto vegetarian and not too keen on the raw thing, but I feel gross when I eat cooked food. Anyway, here's my before and after pic. Still working on the last 4% of body fat though, would love to get down to 18%! Nelli http://i45.tinypic.com/153n3fm.jpg
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