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Hello Everyone,

My name is Cole - I am 36 years old and having been trying to transition to a vegan lifestyle for the past six months. I actually started in this endeavor while on a San Pedro cactus trip, and the spirit of the plant told me that I needed to stop drinking coffee, stop watching pornography and stop eating animal products. I've had a contentious relationship with food for most of my life, and have been overweight for many years. I have about 30 pounds to lose. Unlike many people, I don't seem to lose weight very easily on a vegan diet. In years past, when I ripped, I had to eat very low carb to get down anywhere close to 10% body fat. I am determined that I can find a balanced vegan diet that I am able to lose weight one. Part of my problem is that I only stick with it for about three weeks, and then I get discouraged that I am not losing any weight. I've had a very strong junk food addiction for many years, and that is also hurting my streak/compliance with the diet. I decided to join this online community to read about other peoples' successes and struggles, and also to use this page as a journal to track my progress and process my thoughts. Thanks in advance!
 

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That's interesting. When I have had revelations on hallucinogens - I don't think I ever did anything life changing.
Anyway that's cool. all those things are good goals no matter what the incentive.

First off, a vegan diet is not necessarily a weight loss diet. Plant based can be compatible with weight loss - but its not a gimme.

Ten percent body fat is a good aesthetic goal. but not really a good healthy goal.

I don't think its a good idea to quit dieting after 3 weeks of not losing weight. A better strategy is to take another look at your eating habits and try something different.

Have you actually tried any of the plant based diet plans? If you can stick with one of those you might have better luck. Most of them are about 3 weeks long, too.

Dr Fuhrman has a 3 week long diet plan that is pretty structured. Check out his book, Eat To Live. Dr Gregar has a plant based diet plan that is not that structured - and its more of a rest -of -your- life diet. check out his book How Not to Die. or How Not to Diet.
 
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. I I've had a very strong junk food addiction for many years, and that is also hurting my streak/compliance with the diet. I decided to join this online community to read about other peoples' successes and struggles, and also to use this page as a journal to track my progress and process my thoughts. Thanks in advance!
Maybe 🤔 you could try and examine the cravings/addictions to the foods (junk) you have.
There might be some underlining issues that you might be masking.