Hi there, I've been a partial-vegetarian for a number of years...until recently I still continued to eat chicken... but ever since I started living in my own place(away from my parents' house), I haven't felt the need to eat it anymore- one, because I don't like looking at, seeing, touching, smelling raw meat; two, because I want to force myself to learn how to prepare good meals properly without the use of meat(chicken I pretty much only ate because of my parents and so I wouldn't feel bad for turning what they made everyone else down); and three, I feel better eating a vegetarian diet and wish to still lose weight like I did during the summer(when I did eat quite a bit of chicken since I'd eat no other meat). Anyway, now I've gotten to the point where I need to learn about how to make protein-filled foods that are low in fat and calories. I tired of being hungry all the time and overeating to compensate.
I've come here for support and for any questions I can think of that maybe some of you might know the answers to. I'm terrible at cooking things but I'm determined to learn and become better at it. I wish to lose 40lbs(my long-term weight loss goal) and will accomplish that in however long it takes me to do it. Sooner is obviously better, but I'm not going to go crazy, lose a whole bunch at once and then gain it right back. I'm in this for the long haul. Also veggies and stir-frys are my favourite things ;)
Nice to meet you all!
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