when i first became a vegan i weighed 138 which for me is 28 lbs above my ideal weight. Initially I lost weight and felt incredibly healthy b/c I also gave up sugar and coffee but ...
then i discovered Vegan Baking. I learned how to make vegan cup cakes, icing, soups w/ coconut milk, hot chocolate the sugar was added back into my diet and before long I was a vegan tipping the scales at 165.
I am still a vegan but recently I am eating clean and I stopped boozing it up all week-end and I won't ever eat a whole container of hummus at one sitting again.