I'm not completely vegetarian or vegan. I still eat dairy products, and meat such as meatballs (in spaghetti) and the occasional fast food from McDonalds. Of course, who know's what's in McDonalds food.
Anyway I don't eat meat off a bone (like steak, chicken, pork chips, barbequed ribs, etc.)
My dad went on the Atkins (sp?) diet and lost 50 pounds in about 2 months. He went from 270lbs to 220 and is still loosing weight. He eats a lot of meat and stuff like that and avoids carbohydrates. He's never felt better.
Me on the other hand, I was overweight for most of my life. My dad loves steak and meadium rare burgers and our family would just eat meat and a side vegetable for years. Then recently I got sick of the meat when my dad cut out carbohydrates from his diet. (no more pasta, bread, etc.)
I'm also an animal lover, so I have a few reasons for avoiding meat.
well lately, I just get grossed out by eating meat (unless it doesn't look or taste like meat. i.e. McDonalds. ) so I've been on my strange little diet with less meat, lots of vegetables and fruit, less soda and more water, and raisin bread. I love raisin bread. hehe. I also still eat seafood like shrimp, fish, and especially sardines. (not kidding!)
I also go for lots of walks out in the recreational park and in the woods with my boyfriend. Not running and major workouts, just nice long walks (usually between 3 and 5 miles) that don't leave you completely worn out afterwards.
Anyway I lost 20 pounds since I gave up a eating meat on a regular basis. I went from 160 lbs to 140. Although that might sound like a lot, the heavier builds run in my family. I'm 5'5" tall. Muscle weighs more then fat.
I've never been happier with the way I look, even though I'm not as thin as lots of people. They get thin by not eating.
Anyone else on a diet like this? It's not strict at all... you had just better like water. I drink at least 3 halfliter bottles a day.
...and I really don't know the point of this topic. Thank you... drive through.