In my parents' Christmas card photo, I literally look like I'm wearing a fat suit. Help me get back on track to a healthy weight. Specific advice needed for a vegetarian diet.
Right now I weigh around 250 pounds. I'm a 5'6" woman. Between 200 and 220 pounds, I feel healthy and have lots of energy. (I know this is not the ideal weight for my height, but it's where I was for many years, and I would be happy to be there again.)
The last time I lost a significant amount of weight, I was an omnivore, and went the low-carb, lots of protein route. Now that I'm vegetarian, I feel like I don't know how to eat to lose weight in a healthful way. Is there a way to do a high-protein, low-carb vegetarian diet? Or do I need to look at things in a different way?
Exercise is another matter; I feel confident in handling that aspect of getting back on the wagon. Know-how is not the issue there; motivation is, and this photo (now on my profile
) is plenty of motivation. (That and the edema
I asked about recently. Talk about scary.)