RE: 100% vegan for 20 days w/o weight loss :(
Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I am so proud of myself. I had been vegetarian for about a year, but finally stopped eating anything with a face or a mother for 20 days now. I ended the toast with loads of butter, eggs, cheese and cooking with any oil, no sugars - or added sugars, and have increased my fluids. I also have started walking on a treadmill for 20 minutes 3 times a week that is on an incline.
I cannot believe I am not losing weight!!
I know that the fact that I am 50 may contribute but with such a radical diet change, there should be some evidence of my efforts.
Hey Abbygirl! You've already gotten some great advice.
At the same time, this question comes up on occasion and some people experience a gain at first which is usually easily explained -and then the weight loss comes when you persist.
I put together an article that may help you too. It is actually a collection of responses I've posted in the 21-day kickstart on several occasions and decided it was a good idea to have in one place for easy reference as I'm often searching it out here in the forums.
6 reasons you might have gained weight on a plant-based diet when your goal is to lose weight