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From: LCT (penguin.tenix.com -61.88.61.66)
Subject: Re: excessive weight loss
Date: November 7, 2005 at 4:39 pm PST

In Reply to: excessive weight loss posted by philip on November 5, 2005 at 10:31 am:

When I first became vegan I experienced quite a bit of weight loss - I've been losing weight steadily for the past year. That doesn't worry me at the moment because I was overweight and I'm hoping for my body to get back down to it's "healthy weight" - I just hope I stop losing weight when I get to that point!

Of course, I haven't had to restrict the amount of oils and sugars in my diet because of allergies - I imagine this would cause problems - the food most calorie dense seems to be the food that you can't eat!

You could try tracking your calories using fitday.com to find out how imbalanced it really is for you. If you eat fewer calories each day then what you burn, you lose weight, and fitday helps you easily track this. You can then add things or increase the amount of certain foods that you eat (as per Claudine's suggestions) and see whether that is having much more of an affect. On a daily basis you can't see if you're losing or gaining weight, but maybe counting calories on a daily basis would help you out here.

Good luck.

LCT



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