ITK, I've Pm'd you....
I'm trying to lose weight, and I also decided to go veggie. It's made a big difference for me personally.
I managed to talk my carnivore DH into trying a vegetarian diet (i hate that word) for a month, to see hoe we feel. The only reason he agreed was because of his confidence in my cooking skills. (isn't he a sweetie?)
On January 1, 2009, I quit all soda, coffee, and meat of any kind.
I read a book, and it kind of opened my eyes about how my food gets to my plate, and I didn't like it.
So I buy as much local fresh produce as I can afford, I joined the local Co-Op (not just for hippies any more!
), and I've cut down on a whole lot of processed foods. I also try to watch my sugar and fat intake.
So far it's working. My energy level has increased, and my sugar cravings are nowhere as bad as they used to be, with that mothly exception. My skin has cleared up, and my body has lost that feeling I can only describe as "congested".
I've eaten meat here and there since then, I'm not being militant or difficult, but by and large, no meat has made a big difference.
Just my 2 cents. To each his own, to be sure. This is just what seems to be working for me.