Hey there ! Now I know that this question is vague given that you have to take in my metabolism, body shape , etc to really answer this question but id like to see if anyone could give me an estimate .
I am currently 155 pounds, female who works a desk job (at a gym) full time. I eat junk food on a weekly basis and although I don't eat horribly other than that, I can't say I get enough veggies or fruits and have been slacking off on the gym.
My goal is to be around 130 pounds. If I adopt a vegan diet , eat around 1100-1200 calories per day, exercise five times per week with a 15 minute cardio warmup, an hour of weights an then a half an hour cardio workout at the end plus doing yoga once a week , taking cla , an amino acid complex , multivitamin, protein shake and creotine as well as cutting out all junk food in my diet, how quickly do you think I could attain my goal ?
Thank you !
Your best bet would be to plug all your data into FitDay or another calculator online. Your metabolism will vary too much to hazard a guess...depends on height, age, activity, how close you are to goal weight. etc. In order to estimate how quickly you can lose to your goal, you would need to know your deficit (calories burned minus calories consumed). From that, and the knowledge that it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose a pound, you can calculate how long it will take.
I'm not sure how fast you want to lose, but keep in mind two things, just as an aside: first, safe and sustainable loss is considered 1-2 pounds per week (unless you are extremely overweight and in the first weeks you will lose rapidly in that case), and that some people find that weight loss stalls if calories are too low, as the body attempts to compensate and slows the metabolism. This happens for some but not others; everyone that it happens to has a different baseline, but it is generally bandied about that 1200 is about as low as you should go on a daily basis in order to prevent this.
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Reached goal 4/16/2010...but kind of afraid to look these days
Vegan diets are more preferable because it consists of only leafy and green vegetables and fruits which are rich in nutrition and fibers and low in calories. So if you are going for vegan food items there are unlimited options with low calories.
I changed my way of eating to a vegan with lots of raw veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds. No processed foods, no sodas, no sweets, no artifical sweetners, no meat, and no dairy, no white flour! I dont eat anything white. If its white it aint right! I drink 1 gallon or more of pure water a day. It was for my health, and treating my body the way it should have always been treated. The weight is falling off to. It truly has changed my life and my skin looks amazing. I just feel pure and clean on the inside
I also run long distance.
Good luck to you!
Twenty-something years old
One advantage of a vegan or vegetarian diet over a meat-eating diet is that the vegetables don't contain a lot of fat. Meat contains fat. It just does, with the exception of skinless boneless poached or boiled (or broiled without any fat whatsoever) chicken breast. Not the thigh, not other parts of the chicken.
So, the key to your description of a regimen is calories (plus exercise). You get to eat more volume of low-fat and no-fat food when you cut meat out of your diet. The reason to watch bread or rolls is to know how much fat (basically, calories) they contain.
I've known people who lose weight quickly on a vegan diet because it is so new and strange to them. They completely change the way they are eating. That doesn't mean you can stick with that way of eating. The same applies to low-carb, fasting, and every other diet that shows short-term results.