Hey guys! Just joined this site, looking to connect with any vegetarian or vegans also looking to shed pounds. I've been a vegetarian for about five years, since I was 17, mostly because it's healthier. And I'll never look back! I love how much energy it gave me, and how I felt so "light". But as the years wore on, I found it easier to fall into caveats of eating a LOT of cheese or carbs or fried foods, (french fries are "vegetarian" lol) What I found was any way you slice it, eating healthy is hard regardless of herbivore or omnivore.
Also, I find I have a WICKED sweet tooth and literally fight eating chocolate, baked goods or my arch nemesis: ice cream. My biggest front with ice cream is it has milk in it, and I've always been more of an "aspiring vegan" to cut out as much animal product as possible.
I have reformed my dieting to exclude the sweets, the simple carbs, and soda and lost 6 pounds so far!
Just looking for others who've been/are in my shoes, to share their stories and relate, any tips or tricks, and healthy substitutes for those sweets.
Not looking for a debate about the dietary lifestyle, though I'll surely partake if one erupts. I am a firecracker for what I believe.