I agree on exercising more. I don't feel I'm eating much more than before (always feasted) but exercise has gradually decreased, and weight has followed suit to increase. Biking has been on my mind for a while so this may be a great opportunity to habitualize that.
I do keep a vegetable soup always ready, prepared every few days.
I appreciate your bravery in standing for your beliefs. I also have no doubt that this may work very well for you (seems to be high protein & fat, virtually no carbs, few veggies).
I used to eat a lot of protein but found it made my stomach hurt more. For me-short term fasting feels great, as does eating less food, and more veggies.
You mentioned health problems that can come up from excessive vegetables but this seems like something that would happen at extremes.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 4016300775
Talks about one of the many uses of fiber, to help your gut bacteria produce butyrate.
http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/high-pr ... rate-diets
Mentions some of the risks of high protein-ie-increased kidney stone risks.
Interesting to mention is that high protein often helps with weight loss, counteracting many health risks.
@Steveo3 & Vexed87
I think you missed the part where I talked about adding in more vegetables, eating less simple carbs, and making these into long term habits. I'm in agreement there.
Medium term fasting is simply a tool I'm considering to facilitate paying off this debt I've accumulated.
Update: Seems I've reached an equilibrium, around 210 lbs.
Still eating less bread and sugar. Still drinking green juice most days, vegetable soup daily, checking in before eating.
Once holidays are over, I plan to add vegetable soup for 3 vegetable based meals a day, integrate biweekly fasting (24-36hrs), cut sugar and bread completely, and add in daily biking.
Exactly in what order is still up in the air. I do best at building habits one at a time.