Sunday, November 23, 2008

On Being an Overweight Vegetarian

I've been a vegetarian for a few years, but it's certainly not resulted in any weight loss when compared to my meat-eating days.

There is a simple reason for this: Too many carbs, not enough actual vegetables. I suspect this might be a common explanation for those of us vegetarians who are overweight.

Many people assume that vegetarians eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. If only this was the case for me.

My diet contains much too much pizza, pasta, bread, etc.

The fact is, I love carbs. This is why, even at the height of its popularity, I never attempted the Atkins Diet. I would have been miserable and unsuccessful.

Since I've been on the SLD, I've been making a real effort to eat a lot more vegetables, and keep the carbs to a minimum. I still have pizza and pasta, but I'm also eating salads and stir-fried vegetables. Sometimes, I'll just have some fruit for lunch.

After being a vegetarian for years, it took the SLD to finally get me to eat healthy.

(Photo: Indigo Goat)

1 comment:

  1. Wish you well in your posting and your SLD experience.