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Overweight vegetarians?

Anonymous
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I have been wondering about this. I know someone that is vegetarian and few years back she tried vegan but found it to be too limiting. Anyway, she is healthy, no medical issues. She has always had a trainer yet she has always been overweight. She's always complains about her weight.

I have often wondered why she struggles with weight the way the does. Most people slim down with trainers and a healthy diet, right? I have never seen her slim. Do you know someone like this?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:14 AM
"Vegetarian" doesn't necessarily mean "healthy".

My ex SIL was "vegetarian". She only ate chicken nuggets and French fries.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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A vegetation diet is not necessary a healthy diet. There's plenty of junk that is vegetarian. And it also depends on how much you eat.
GhettoKoolAide
by on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:18 AM
I know several fat vegans.

They eat just as much processed shit as meat eaters.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:21 AM
Personally no. But yeah, you can be very unhealthy and be a vegetarian. You can eat mac n cheese, chips, cookies and cake all day and be a vegetarian.
ReedusStalker
by 11-15/3-27 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:21 AM
She should get her thyroid checked
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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Some vegetarians eat too many carbs and not enough protein
zeenah
by Zarah on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:23 AM
The two vegans I know are both overweight. One said its because she eats so much potatoes for protein? But yes not eating meat doesn't mean they eat healthy.
SommelierMom
by Sapphire Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:24 AM
That's the Catch 22. There isn't much lean veggie protein.

Quoting Anonymous 5: Some vegetarians eat too many carbs and not enough protein
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:26 AM
Me too. One of my closest friends and her family are vegan and she and all of her kids are overweight. I struggle with my weight too, so I'm not judging. I just find it strange because they eat such healthy food.

Quoting GhettoKoolAide: I know several fat vegans.



They eat just as much processed shit as meat eaters.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Sep. 7, 2016 at 8:32 AM

I'm a fat vegan, I was fat when I became vegan 4 years ago. While I'm healthier than when I first cut animals out of my diet, I'm still fat. When my husband and children were eating vegan with me I lost quite a bit of weight, but now I just don't have the time/energy to make 2 different meals every night so more often than not I turn to processed crap. 

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