Before and after, vegetarian weight gain pics

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    Dec 08, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    I moved to San Francisco this September and made the decision to start training smart. I figured where better to finally try to get that body you've always wanted than California!

    I managed to gain 15lbs (now 177) in the 2.5 months since I arrived and have somehow managed to keep my body fat % down to 7.2 (0.2% higher than when I started).

    I have been vegetarian almost my whole life and nearly gave up so that I could gain weight more easily, but I stuck with it, sort of as a test. I'm pretty happy with the results, but would love to know if you think I could do better by eating meat. My aim is to hit 183 before Christmas.

    There's still a VERY long way to go, but here's my before and after pic.
    Thanks for reading guys.

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    Dec 09, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    Nice! I believe there's a website dedicated to vegetarian/vegan bodybuilding. I don't have the URL but I've seen pics of some the guys and they look great.
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    Wow that is pretty fuckin amazing
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    Cool. ;P
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    I want to get back to exactly 177 again but it's not in the cards with Paleo Diet. At this point it's better to have the health, flexibility ,energy and muscle than "weight " but you look really good. The deal is with Paleo diet one does not feel depleted by not eating since your metabolism is running on fat rather than sugar so you end up skipping meals.
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    I just stared at your 'after' pic for a ridiculously long time icon_redface.gif
    Great job...
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    hey the results are pretty amazing. I cant seem to gain weight easily, it s a day to day hard work. May i ask you how you do it? (you eat cheez? fish? how many meals a day?....)
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    xrichx saidNice! I believe there's a website dedicated to vegetarian/vegan bodybuilding. I don't have the URL but I've seen pics of some the guys and they look great.


    here you go bro --> http://www.vegancoach.com/
    and yess, veganism is not just something about you eat.It's a way of living life more elegantly and royally. After all we are more than animals to eat each other's meat icon_razz.gif no offence to my other RJ non-vegan brothers :-)
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    Dec 09, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidNice! I believe there's a website dedicated to vegetarian/vegan bodybuilding. I don't have the URL but I've seen pics of some the guys and they look great.


    here you go bro --> http://www.vegancoach.com/
    and yess, veganism is not just something about you eat.It's a way of living life more elegantly and royally. After all we are more than animals to eat each other's meat icon_razz.gif no offence to my other RJ non-vegan brothers :-)
    Found it. icon_biggrin.gif
    http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/

    Some profiles here..
    http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=bios

    HAWT!

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    Dec 09, 2012 8:24 AM GMT
    matthieu17 saidI just stared at your 'after' pic for a ridiculously long time icon_redface.gif
    Great job...


    Haha, right?
    Is it bad that I'm not even remotely ashamed that I did, though?
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    Dec 09, 2012 8:39 AM GMT
    type saidhey the results are pretty amazing. I cant seem to gain weight easily, it s a day to day hard work. May i ask you how you do it? (you eat cheez? fish? how many meals a day?....)


    Hey Type.
    I try to eat at least five meals a day. My main sources of protein are eggs (fried, boiled, poached, scrambled... all sorts) pulses and beans, dairy, nuts, tofu, and, I'm afraid to say, tofurky sausages - can't get enough of them!! But I also take between 1 and 2 40g protein shakes per day, usually after working out.

    Strangely, it's actually involved eating a lot of ice cream too... I guess it feels easier to justify snacking on something which is relatively high in protein compared to, say, chips.

    Thanks for finding the vegan coach site too you guys! It seems like a whole different scene, which is nice, in a way! Will be sure to update this thread before I leave California in a few weeks! Hopefully I won't deflate upon boarding the flight back to miserable England.

    And thanks to all you who stared at my picture for too long. No such thing as too long ;)
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    Dec 09, 2012 8:40 AM GMT
    Pic looks great! Nice work, and great progress!

    I ran the numbers and that's a 750 calorie surplus per day. How did you do that on a vegetarian diet?

    (Edit: looks like you answered it as I was asking it.) icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 8:45 AM GMT
    Im completely vegetarian, and I dont eat egg either. Everything i have is built on lots and lots of cottage cheese icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 8:51 AM GMT
    Excellent work, siouxxuois!
    You're a fine example of how someone can thrive under a compassionate style. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    Tenebrism saidPic looks great! Nice work, and great progress!

    I ran the numbers and that's a 750 calorie surplus per day. How did you do that on a vegetarian diet?

    (Edit: looks like you answered it as I was asking it.) icon_smile.gif


    Ha, yeah Tenebrism, I don't claim to be an expert, but I assume my diet was pretty healthy before I started gaining, so all I did was increase the quantity!! If I ever start to feel hungry I find something to eat, fast. Usually I carry a massive bag of mixed, roasted, unsalted nuts around with me, just in case I get caught out! icon_lol.gif

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    Dec 10, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    I do the same thing (not a vegetarian, though). It helps to have healthful snacks on hand.

    Thanks again for sharing your progress. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 10, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Very impressive progress icon_twisted.gif

    How are you getting enough protein in with only plants?

    And how do you get your complete protein sources?
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    Dec 10, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    damn, sioux! maybe i will have to copy your diet...
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    Dec 10, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    Woah! Looks like some of you guys have very kindly nominated me for Man Of The Day!! Didn't even know what it was until just now! Very grateful, and flattered!
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    Dec 10, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    look at his genes, he had abs before putting weight and still has them. when i try to put on weight i gain 10% in my arms and 90% in my waist no matter how much i work out or how much relentless cardio i do, and all that while staying away from bad carbs desserts and fats.genes play a huge role. so now i try not to gain weight considering because of my pathetic genes it all always goes into my waist.
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    Dec 10, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    whatever3009 saidlook at his genes, he had abs before putting weight and still has them. when i try to put on weight i gain 10% in my arms and 90% in my waist no matter how much i work out or how much relentless cardio i do, and all that while staying away from bad carbs desserts and fats.genes play a huge role. so now i try not to gain weight considering because of my pathetic genes it all always goes into my waist.


    I'm sure genes do have a lot to do with it, yeah, but I also tried...really hard, and studied and planned my diet for the whole process. "Bad genes" or a tendency to gain weight where you don't want it shouldn't be a reason to quit, just another challenge to run at, in the same way that doing this on a veggie diet was a challenge. Its just trial and error, we're only human, but I'm sure you'll figure out something which works for you! (p.s. you look great in your picture!)
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    Dec 10, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    I think you made really good progress--hope you reach your goals too! icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:42 AM GMT
    siouxxuois saidWoah! Looks like some of you guys have very kindly nominated me for Man Of The Day!! Didn't even know what it was until just now! Very grateful, and flattered!
    I think making progress like that deserves a nod for MOTD. You got my vote, and I hope other guys will do the same.
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:53 AM GMT
    Wow OP! icon_eek.gif *died... you looked terrifically spectacular!

    Like and as they say!, a cool monk told me once! ..."Never mess with a Vegan!"

    No steroid stereo or oreo icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 8:30 AM GMT
    Quick update!
    I have 3 days left in California and today I hit my 20lb weight gain target.

    Gone from 163 to 183 in three months. Here's a new picture. Thanks for all your advice also guys. You've been really helpful! Guess I'll have to start cutting again after Christmas, but for now... bring on the food!

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