Vegan Month on November, 2023: Had calorie problems when I went vegan for a month?
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How did you do this for a month:
"The word 'veganism' denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to end the idea of animals as property and exclude all forms of intentional exploitation of, use of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, research or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, including people and the environment.
In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."
I don't know how you got an entire lifetime of living vegan condensed into 1 month.
If you are looking to get calories eat heavier more calorie laden foods. Apple juice is not going to fix your calorie problems neither is eating small meals or whatever you had been doing. You need to eat enough calories to match your exercise and such. Make some big bowls of pasta add daiya cheese and maybe some Field Roast or Tofurky and some veggies and eat those and you should get a good amount of calories and also carbs since you walk a lot.
This should give you the info to help start off veganism a lot easier:
Here is a list of animal ingredients to avoid:
More things to avoid:
Animals as clothes:
Leather, skins, furs, wool, silk, down, feathers...
Animals as entertainment:
Circuses, rodeos, zoos, aquariums, animal fights, animal races, hunting...
Companies that DO NOT test on animals(however CHECK INGREDIENTS they only verify testing not ingredients):
(I know them well and they aren't doing as well in this economy but they are a great source for awesome hard to find stuff and they are very friendly and giving even if they really don't have much if anything to give)
More info on veganism:
(I get the honey question a lot)
3 month vegan, and haven't seen weight changes?
Because a Vegan diet "itself" is not meant to be a weight loss program. You say yourself you only eat whole grains and wheat - Wheat and whole grains have carbohydrates, and if you are eating a lot of them then there won't be any weight loss. That is simply because when the body doesn't use those carbs from the wheat and so forth, it will convert it into glucose inside the body and then store it as fat.
I've been Vegan for a year, and for the first 6 months my weight stayed stable: No ups and no downs. But that was because I was already on a calorie "restricted" diet where I was still consuming the same amount as before I was Vegan. Changing what I ate didn't help, because all the ratios of protein to carb and fat were still the same.
As soon as I became extremely physically active though, the weight started dropping off and actually spiralled out of control. So much so that I became underweight. I don't blame that on my Vegan lifestyle, it was because I had myself on CALORIE CONTROL.
Being Vegan doesn't guarantee weight loss. A lot of people who take on a total plant based diet have a habit of increasing their carbohydrate levels with whole grains, wheat, pasta and breads to help fill them up. (And I don't mean all, I mean "some"). Eating carbohydrates doesn't necessarily mean you will "gain" weight, but eating too much of it of course can.
The only way to losing weight for some people is to count their calories. You also need carbohydrates in order to sustain energy levels, but when you are trying to go down in size you also need to down the wheat and wholegrains (or at least have smaller portions). Instead, increase things like watery vegetables; fruits and salads. You need a mixture of foods, not just the high index ones. Fruit like apples contains less than 100 calories per serving. A cup of strawberries and other mixed berries contains around the same. You can also incorporate a "handful" (and I only mean a handful) of nuts of your choice, or a low fat soy yoghurt to help stabilise blood sugar levels. Aim for 1200 calories a day for weight loss, and concentrate on downing those carbs. 8-9 portions of carbohydrates (15 grams in one portion) is usually the aim for weight loss. Over that and you won't see much dip in the scales unless you are extremely active.
Going Vegan for a Month or two?
Going vegan is no more effective than any other diet. Reduce your calories and increase your exercise. This may be easier to do eliminating animal products, but it's no guarantee.
And if you're not sure how to eat a balanced diet while being vegan, research it. If you're vegetarian you should already know how to do this, unless you're a vegetarian eating nothing but mac and cheese and veggie burgers, that is.