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    I have an event comming up in a few months and I want to lose some weight (5 kg) so I started eating only fruits and vegetables and drink lots of tea and really try hard to stay away from processed foods.

    Does anyone eat this way or tried this diet and actually lost weight?

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    I eat mostly raw veggies throughout the day. I LOVE them.

    Not a huge fruit gal. But do drink a lot of water as well during the day. (and have even started putting some Apple Cider Vinegar in my water as well! See that thread too!)

    At night however, different story. I almost always prepare a salad, but there is usually some kind of meat (which I am just not fond of typically) or fish (which I am fond of). Once in awhile pasta....or pizza. And I'll have a beer or two.

    Anyway, I kept to this for several weeks, even cut out the beer, and DID see results. Not a LOT, but I noticed my clothes fit better and I could tell the difference. Unfortunately, then hub and I went to Vegas and it's been all down hill from there. I am now getting back into the same thing.

    It ain't easy, but if you CAN do it, great. I would though, try to add some protein in there too. Water water water.....

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    aka vegetarian?

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    make sure you get your protein veggies or else you'll get muscle wastage and you'll DIE
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    You will drop weight, water weight right away.

    If you added some beans pehaps you'd get some healthy protein.

    lentils are really high in protein and you could eat them on a salad.
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    beans, peas. lentils, tofu, etc. are needed.

    Also a good source of protein is SKIM milk. As long as you do not have a lactose problem, It is VERY good for you and you get used to it not having any fat. Not a whole lot of calories in a glass of skim milk(200 maybe?) but a load of protein.

    also a little lean fish would not hurt
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    Black beans in a salad are really good too.

    I just made a huge bowl of black/dark red kidney bean mixture for a Cinco DeMayo type dinner and it's delish! Tofu too!

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    Has anybody here been able to follow such a clean diet for the long term without lengthy relapses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    Has anybody here been able to follow such a clean diet for the long term without lengthy relapses?
    You can but don't deny yourself a cheat meal here and there, have a slice of pizza or ice cream (or whatever your weakness) once a week. Aim for a cheat meal becasue they can quickly become a day and a day a week.
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    ^ I'm a veggie so I don't eat meat or fish. I do try to eat legumes whenever I can. What I'm actually doing is drinking more tea and water and not eat processed foods at all (I used to eat processed foods all the time). Some use it as a way of life, not just a diet.

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    Processed food is the root of all things evil. And hard to get away from....yes, I eat it occassionally too. Very convienent and quick.

    BUT, so are cut veggies! I buy them (sometimes) already cut up and will keep a baggie of them in the car and everything. Quick and convienent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry View Post
    ^ I'm a veggie so I don't eat meat or fish. I do try to eat legumes whenever I can. What I'm actually doing is drinking more tea and water and not eat processed foods at all (I used to eat processed foods all the time). Some use it as a way of life, not just a diet.

    I think what you are doing is fantastic.

    I've been considering dropping animal protein myself which I have to admit I am surprised at but I guess people can change after all.

    I might just do this with you I have a few pounds I'd like to drop myself.

    If are doing beans now don't do canned beans do dry (you probably already know this).
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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    I think what you are doing is fantastic.

    I've been considering dropping animal protein myself which I have to admit I am surprised at but I guess people can change after all.

    I might just do this with you I have a few pounds I'd like to drop myself.

    If are doing beans now don't do canned beans do dry (you probably already know this).

    I'm curious as to why? I use canned chickpeas and black beans a lot of the time. Soaking dry beans takes so long!

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    I occasionally use canned for convenience but mostly cook dried and freeze them.

    Dried beans taste better and you can control the salt and add whatever seasoning you want.

    You don't have to soak them if you buy good beans.

    Just cover them with about 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer partly covered (water should still bubble a bit). Add salt and a few grinds of pepper when the beans start to get tender. Test about every 15-20 minutes or so for done-ness. Cooking time can take up to and sometimes more than an hour. Add water as necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR5597 View Post
    I'm curious as to why? I use canned chickpeas and black beans a lot of the time. Soaking dry beans takes so long!
    I know it suck.

    Wash them well if you use canned.
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