Originally Posted by vivienneamillion
does anyone know whether its possible to stick to a low carb diet if you are vegan? and if it is, how do you do it? if it isn't, can anyone recommend any weight loss diets that are workable for vegans?
Yes, it is possible to have a "low-carb" vegan diet. I put the term low-carb in parentheses because it is still going to be a diet somewhat higher in carbs than a traditional low-carb diet. The new Atkins book lays out options for vegetarians and vegans. Basically, you are starting in a later phase of the diet and, as someone else pointed out, avoiding processed food and simple carbs. If I remember correctly, on the vegan version of Atkins you start in the Ongoing Weight Loss or Pre-Maintenance phase of the diet with a carb level somewhere around 100g/day of fiber-rich vegetable sources. I suggest that you read the book (A New Atkins for a New You) if it sounds like something you might be interested in.
stats, inspired by Ron
Male, 6'0" tall, 37 y/o
Starting weight, 4/19/10 (started Atkins) = 287
6/16/10 (finished Atkins book & joined Fitday) = 261
latest weight 8/03/10 = 244.5
mini goal (wedding) 9/4/10 = 235
ultimate goal for lifetime maintenance by 4/19/11 (one year mark, 100 pounds loss) = 187
This will be my lightest weight since high school!