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  • As someone who is also 4'11 I will say give it more than 2 weeks to declare your weight loss stalled. It could be your thyroidissues or it could be that at your height and weight, it is going to take a bit longer to lose since your deficit is going to be small.
  • This. Personally, I eat eggs, but that is the only animal protein that I will eat. The rest of my protein comes from beans/lentils/chick peas, some tofu (I try to limit my tofu intake) and sometimes vegan protein powder. But mostly eggs and beans/lentils.
  • Give it time. Weight loss is not linear. A couple of weeks without a loss is not a stall...
  • Be sure to stretch properly after your run. This was probably the biggest mistake I made when I started with C25K. I could have avoided months of nursing an injury had I simply stretched properly...
  • My favourites are Vega and Sunwarrior. Both are vegan protein powders using pea and rice protein. I can't tolerate whey protein (it gives me insane heartburn) and soy upsets my stomach. Unfortunately, their price points are much higher than whey protein powders, so I use it sparingly. My advice is to see if you can try…
  • Calorie counting is free... Also, low carb does not negate calories...
  • Not dropped out of teacher's college for a PhD in history...
  • Weekly, although it's usually subject to change, especially later in the week when I've run out of leftovers. I pre-log on here too as I plan.
    in meal plan Comment by lynn1982 May 2016
  • Poached eggs with a heap of sauteed vegetables. I'm lazy.
  • Is it the flavoured beverage you miss or the carbonation? If it's sipping on a carbonated beverage that you miss, try sparkling wine? ;) Or just use a straw to avoid your teeth...
  • Honestly, how many french fries can people actually eat? I recall as a kid being really excited to go to a restaurant in Quebec that served unlimited french fries with mussels. I'm sure my dad managed to plow his way through a number of plates, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't even finish one serving. In theory it sounds…
  • SPI belt - I put it in there along with my house keys and a $20 bill in case of emergencies (the phone comes with me in case of emergencies too...). Otherwise I just use my ipod shuffle attached to my shirt and my heart rate monitor.
  • Huh? It doesn't "bother" me. I had an answer, twice actually, but you didn't like it. I think you're wrong and blaming it on your new diet is ridiculous. Maybe your house is too warm. Veganism doesn't cause night sweats, nor does it cause vivid dreams. You received answers that you didn't like. Maybe it's time for you to…
  • My thoughts EXACTLY...
  • Maybe stop blaming things on veganism and get your night sweats checked out, as people have already told you. I had night sweats back in my mid 20s (I would wake up drenched to the point where I had to change my pj's). I wasn't too concerned about it but brought it up with my doctor at my yearly physical. Turns out I had…
  • Chances are it is just a coincidence... I'd probably get that checked out as nightsweats can be a symptom of a number of things. Better safe than sorry...
  • I certainly find maintenance (and weight loss for that matter) more difficult when drinking wine regularly. But I think that is because I probably underestimate the amount that I am drinking. I certainly lose faster if I don't drink. If you enjoy wine with dinner, maybe cut back to just one glass a night?
  • It's Korean fermented cabbage (or other vegetables, but I think mostly cabbage...). The Korean chili powder used in it makes it spicy...It's low in calories and also supposedly good for digestion. Any Korean supermarket will have it, or you could try making it yourself (lots of recipes online), BUT, it seems complicated…
  • Lots of great suggestions, but here's one more: kimchi
  • When you say "no carbs," do you mean no grains?? Vegetables have carbs. I can't imagine living without vegetables...
  • Do you have high blood pressure that requires you to be on a low salt diet? Otherwise, I wouldn't suggest this as a healthy "challenge"... your body needs some amount of salt...
  • In all honesty, I sometimes take a magnesium supplement. I'm not always super diligent, but when I am, I find that my sweet cravings are not nearly as intense... You might want to have your magnesium levels checked...
  • Just want to say, I feel your pain... I ate half a cake over the weekend, so I'm of no help...
  • In addition to what has been said: Coconut oil has a higher smoking point than olive oil. From my understanding, if an oil begins to smoke, it is rancid and can be harmful to your health in the long run because it is carcinogenic. In any case, I use both oils. I tend to use olive oil for salads and sometimes when cooking.…
  • Your reasoning is backwards. Exercise can lead to a calorie deficit, which leads to weight loss. Therefore, exercise can lead to weight loss... If people are eating back everything they have burned and therefore no longer in a calorie deficit, the reason is not because exercise does not cause weight loss. It will if it…
  • Sigh... you are either: A) Eating more calories than you think B ) Burning less calories than you think C) A combination of A + B. I'm not sure why, considering you actually don't know how many calories you are eating, you would think running 5 km three or so times per week is the culprit. Do you know how many calories you…
  • This really is not true. The OP has a condition that can be helped by going low carb. She needs to up her fat intake. She has been told this many times on this forum and also reported back that she spoke with her doctor who also suggested this. Why people on MFP will continue arguing otherwise is beyond me... apparently…
  • There you go! Sometimes our bodies just take a couple of weeks to drop the weight. It has happened to me before as well. Good for you and keep at it!
  • OP: Before you try anything else, definitely try to raise your healthy fat intake. If you like avocados, they are a delicious way to add healthy fats... as well as cooking oils, nuts and nut butters... but avocados in salads helped me a lot back when I did low carb.
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