Vegetarian - HELP!

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    Aug 21, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    Hey you guys,

    im a vegatarian and i am trying to get back into training.. went through a stage of going 3-4 times a week.. but due to a new job i literaly have had no time but now want to get back into it.

    I'm just wondering whats the best things to eat/ things to avoid?

    If you take a look at my profile, you'll see that im kinda skinny and would really like to bulk up icon_biggrin.gif

    Any help would be appreciated icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    slatedude saidI'm just wondering whats the best things to eat/ things to avoid?
    Eat meat. Avoid veggies. icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 21, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    slatedude saidI'm just wondering whats the best things to eat/ things to avoid?
    Eat meat. Avoid veggies. icon_twisted.gif


    This.
  • JDean

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    Aug 23, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    beans and rice. not only is it a "complete" protein but there's alot in there. it's completely vegan too. trust me, i have the same issue. I'm vegetarian but i lean more towards veganism. I don't like animals, so i try not to rely on them.
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    Aug 23, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Jd22639 saidbeans and rice. not only is it a "complete" protein but there's alot in there. it's completely vegan too. trust me, i have the same issue. I'm vegetarian but i lean more towards veganism. I don't like animals, so i try not to rely on them.
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    Aug 23, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    Jd22639 saidbeans and rice. not only is it a "complete" protein but there's alot in there. it's completely vegan too. trust me, i have the same issue. I'm vegetarian but i lean more towards veganism. I don't like animals, so i try not to rely on them.


    being a vegetarian kept me in the best shape of my life.....i should go back to it. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 23, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
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    Aug 23, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    MRM makes a vegan protein called Veggie Protein. It's pretty inexpensive too.

    http://www.mrm-usa.com/v2/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=121&category_id=10&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1
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    Aug 23, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    As a vegan, I like a variety of beans, pulses, and rices. I always start my day with a multi-fruit smoothie (with added hemp/pea/chia protein), and also have a similar shake before/after workouts.

    I limit my intake of soy, since it apparently messes with male body chemistry.

    To the OP: You have a great body! I wouldn't worry about putting on too much mass.

    Stay veg. Stay sexy.
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    Aug 23, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    I had a vegetarian brunch and lunch today.
    But chicken breasts are thawing for dinner. icon_biggrin.gif
  • sloughwest

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    Aug 23, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    I'm pescatarian ....

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    Aug 25, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    If you're wanting to bulk up, try adding these to your diet:

    Avocados
    Bananas
    Peanut Butter
    Nuts
    Dates
    Kefir
    Young Coconut
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    Aug 25, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Lift weights. Eat meat. Repeat.
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    Aug 25, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidIf you're wanting to bulk up, try adding these to your diet:

    Avocados
    Bananas
    Peanut Butter
    Nuts
    Dates
    Kefir
    Young Coconut


    Good advice. People who just say eat meat don't know shit about nutrition these days.
  • metta

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    Aug 25, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    Honestly, there is so much variety now with vegetarian food, it is difficult to know where to begin. Pretty much any type of cuisine can be turned into a vegetarian dish.

    It may be easier to pick out your favorite dishes and look for good vegetarian alternatives to those dishes. They are often times easier and quicker to make than the real meat dishes.

    If your going out to eat, just about every cuisine has vegetarian options. The places to avoid are Cuban, Brazilian, Filipino, Seafood and Steak Restaurants.

    Places that often times specialize in vegetarian foods: Southern Indian, Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Health Oriented Restaurants, etc.

    But it is pretty easy to find vegetarian food in Italian, Thai, Chinese, American Mexican Food, etc.


    Lentils are awesome! High protein, very low in fat. Make amazing soups...just make sure to squeeze a little lime or lemon on top of your soup just before eating it. YUM!!

    Field Roast's Celebration Roast if really good:
    http://www.fieldroast.com/fieldroast_celebrationroast06.pdf
    http://www.fieldroast.com/products.htm


    If you feel you need to bump up your protein more...have a protein shake or bar. For the bars, one of my favorites reight now is Lenny & Larry's: http://www.lennylarry.com

    I eat lots of yogurt and kefir for a sweet snack.

    Something really yummy that you may not have had: A cheese papusa (with curtido & that tomato sauce) with Salvadoran rice.
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    Aug 30, 2011 8:10 AM GMT
    Here is a recipe that is really good:

    Szechuan Tofu & Green Bean Stir Fry

    http://www.eatingwell.com/print/16234

    The trick with cooking tofu is to get the extra firm tofu and cut it into small cubes. Sprinkle the tofu with a little cornstarch and brown it with a cast iron fry pan. You can keep them separate from the other part of this dish and put it in at the last minute to keep it crispy.
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    Aug 30, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    A nice fat juicy rib eye steak will put some meat on them bones. God gave us cows to eat and they are yummy.
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    Aug 30, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    LVmotoJock saidA nice fat juicy rib eye steak will put some meat on them bones. God gave us cows to eat and they are yummy.


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    Aug 30, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    I'm a vegan but I don't want to "bulk up". Since you're vegetarian I would recommend whey protein. It shouldn't be any more difficult for you to gain muscle weight as a vegetarian than an omnivore. For vegans, however, it will probably take longer on soy protein but it will still happen.

    As mentioned already, beans and rice make a perfect protein.
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    Aug 30, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    consider casein protein.
    it assimilates slower, so you would typically take it at before bed. its dwn sides are; dosnt dissolve as easy and may need a blender, dosnt taste as good ( on-gold has a cookies and cream flavor thats ok ), is more expensive than way protein.

    it makes a lot thicker smoothy even at room temperature.
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    Aug 30, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    Avocados are really good for bulking up!
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    Aug 30, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    I'm having another vegetarian dinner...boiled okra, baby lima beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.

    And chicken tenderloins are thawing for my midnight snack. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 30, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Jd22639 saidbeans and rice. not only is it a "complete" protein but there's alot in there. it's completely vegan too.


    I'll add to this, beans and rice seasoned with nutritional yeast. If you've never tried nutritional yeast, find some. It's got a cheesy, buttery flavor that really works well with many dishes. You can find it in most high end groceries or health food stores. It's also a complete protein.
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    Aug 30, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen said
    Jd22639 saidbeans and rice. not only is it a "complete" protein but there's alot in there. it's completely vegan too.


    I'll add to this, beans and rice seasoned with nutritional yeast. If you've never tried nutritional yeast, find some. It's got a cheesy, buttery flavor that really works well with many dishes. You can find it in most high end groceries or health food stores. It's also a complete protein.


    Yes, and it has lots of vitamin b12 which vegans need!
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    Aug 30, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    Quinoa is my go to grain and is the complete protein grain. I was vegetarian for 20 years and never bulked up. I have been eating meat for about 1-2 years now and I am still not bulky. I have gained muscle but not tons. Meat doesn't Just create muscle...I think a really rigourous heavy lifting routine is more beneficial than where your protein comes from. As long as you are getting protein and the Minerals and vitamins your body needs it will respond to the stress of your workout by repairing (building) the muscle.