Any vegetarian out there?

  • savman69

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    Jun 13, 2013 6:46 AM GMT
    I have been the a vegetarian for 10 years now it been great. I am running I do 5ks to half marathons, I go to the gym 5 times a I have been putting on muscle. just looking to see if there is any other vegetarians out there
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Jun 13, 2013 12:19 PM GMT
    Veggie for 8+ years here buddy.
    =]

    Gym 5 days a week. =]
    Trying to stay small. xD
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    Jun 13, 2013 2:09 PM GMT
    Vegetarian since '92 or '93. Lots of marathons, lift weights. But it's true I never bulked up much, despite lifting regularly for almost 20 years now. I think that has more to do with distance running than my diet, though.

  • Jun 13, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    I've been a vegetarian for 10 years icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 13, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    Vegetarian for 22 years. Switched to Garden of Life Raw Protein at the beginning of this year. It's incredible! Been gaining muscle even with cutting back on how much protein I've been taking in. Just cant' do that whey crap anymore.
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    Jun 13, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    Vegetarian about 12 years now. Gym 4-5x weekly, and attend many runs and marathons. icon_smile.gif
  • savman69

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    Jun 14, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    awesome guys it so cool to see more vegetarians out here on this sties.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jun 14, 2013 4:43 AM GMT
    Was vegetarian for about 2–3 years; upgraded my diet to vegan 4 years ago.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jun 14, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    musclehuntr saidVegetarian for 22 years. Switched to Garden of Life Raw Protein at the beginning of this year. It's incredible! Been gaining muscle even with cutting back on how much protein I've been taking in. Just cant' do that whey crap anymore.


    How does it taste? I'm gradually eliminating the soy processed junk from my diet and am looking for better sources of protein. Garden of Life may be my answer icon_smile.gif
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Jun 14, 2013 11:04 AM GMT
    Do you guys get the usual "Oh my God, you don't eat meat?! How do you get your protein, how do you live?!"

    Oh, I don't know bitch, from soy shit and the usual dosages of protein injections up my ass almost everyday.
    You know? =]
    (And Gold Standard Whey Protein)

    lol<3
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    Jun 14, 2013 11:36 AM GMT
    Vegetarian for 3.5+ years.
    Planning to move towards Jainism. Finding it difficult to shift, not due to lack of resistance, but for lack of some knowledge & support. Everyone starts to scold me if I speak to them about my plans...like "Are you mad?", "OMG! You're not joking, right?" etc.
    But still, I'm pretty sure that I'll shift to 'Jain diet' one day.
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    Jun 14, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
    The_Guruburu said
    musclehuntr saidVegetarian for 22 years. Switched to Garden of Life Raw Protein at the beginning of this year. It's incredible! Been gaining muscle even with cutting back on how much protein I've been taking in. Just cant' do that whey crap anymore.


    How does it taste? I'm gradually eliminating the soy processed junk from my diet and am looking for better sources of protein. Garden of Life may be my answer icon_smile.gif


    It's the best tasting non-dairy protein powder I've ever tried. That said... it is a little chalky and earthy tasting and takes a bit to get used to. I mix the unflavored with water and juice. You can add some almond milk to make it creamier. I wouldn't recommend the vanilla flavor. It's unbelievably strong. Since I'm stuck with a container, I'm mixing about a 1/2 scoop with the unflavored which tastes really good.

    If you try it, order it from Amazon. Costs about $24. Even less if you subscribe to automatic monthly shipments. Whole Foods charges $35 for it.

    Another bonus... this stuff is much easier on my digestive system than whey based proteins. I'm also doing less grams per day with this and getting better results than I ever have before!
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    Jun 14, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    Yup, vegetarian here, with the only exception being that I eat meat if I am someone's guest and they put it in front of me. Gotta say, though, it is pretty icky when that happens, but I was raised to be polite to everyone.

    I love being vegetarian. I've never felt better and it keeps me lean, and, um, mean ;-)
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    Jun 14, 2013 3:02 PM GMT
    DCTallJock said only exception being that I eat meat if I am someone's guest and they put it in front of me. Gotta say, though, it is pretty icky when that happens, but I was raised to be polite to everyone.

    You can also be polite by telling them beforehand.
    in this way both parties can eat without having any issues.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jun 14, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    musclehuntr said
    The_Guruburu said
    musclehuntr saidVegetarian for 22 years. Switched to Garden of Life Raw Protein at the beginning of this year. It's incredible! Been gaining muscle even with cutting back on how much protein I've been taking in. Just cant' do that whey crap anymore.


    How does it taste? I'm gradually eliminating the soy processed junk from my diet and am looking for better sources of protein. Garden of Life may be my answer icon_smile.gif


    It's the best tasting non-dairy protein powder I've ever tried. That said... it is a little chalky and earthy tasting and takes a bit to get used to. I mix the unflavored with water and juice. You can add some almond milk to make it creamier. I wouldn't recommend the vanilla flavor. It's unbelievably strong. Since I'm stuck with a container, I'm mixing about a 1/2 scoop with the unflavored which tastes really good.

    If you try it, order it from Amazon. Costs about $24. Even less if you subscribe to automatic monthly shipments. Whole Foods charges $35 for it.

    Another bonus... this stuff is much easier on my digestive system than whey based proteins. I'm also doing less grams per day with this and getting better results than I ever have before!


    Thanks. I usually go for unflavored anyway, unless a particular flavor is absolutely amazing. I've got Amazon prime ("free" 2 day shipping), so I might order some today, though I still have 3 lbs. of hemp seed powder :/
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Jun 15, 2013 12:40 AM GMT
    <3 the forum post feedback.
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  • The_Guruburu

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
    Rene_Aensland said<3 the forum post feedback.
    =]
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    Jun 15, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    By birth !! And will till remain so till death icon_smile.gif and, proud of it !!
  • AlphaDen

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    So, when you guys say "vegetarian" do you mean just no meat so you still eat eggs and dairy? Or is it more vegan?

    I've been curious about veganism for years now. Still haven't quite built up the willpower to stick to it. But I hear about so many health benefits to a vegan diet that my curiosity stays peeked!!!

    -Den
  • savman69

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:49 PM GMT
    mpyear2010 saidBy birth !! And will till remain so till death icon_smile.gif and, proud of it !!


    thats great man icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 17, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    I've been vegan for a couple years. Never felt better icon_smile.gif
  • sxysnr3

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    Jun 17, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    I was semi-vegetarian for about 15 years (ate seafood occasionally).... been completely vegetarian for the last 15 years. I've pretty much cut eggs out of my diet, but am still addicted to Chobani yogurt--maybe try to go vegan in the future.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jun 17, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    AlphaDen saidSo, when you guys say "vegetarian" do you mean just no meat so you still eat eggs and dairy? Or is it more vegan?

    I've been curious about veganism for years now. Still haven't quite built up the willpower to stick to it. But I hear about so many health benefits to a vegan diet that my curiosity stays peeked!!!

    -Den


    I mean pure vegetarian aka. vegan. I learned that I was lactose sensitive when I went vegan and noticed how my health improved.
  • LJay

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    Jun 17, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    Not a vegetarian but I do love my veggies! It is so easy to get going on non-meat things to eat that I forget to add the slab of flesh. Oddly enough, my roommate, who is a hardcore meat eater, loves his salads and fruits and vegetables. I really get a laugh out of bringing him a salad and having him get all happy about there being zucchini and yellow squash in it.

    My point there is that a lot of us like to eat meat but still have a lot of enthusiasm for other good foods. You do not have to be a militant vegan to love good food. Like so many things, we need to make it less black and white and more inclusive. Too many of us are hampered by burgers, fries and cokes. It's food, people. Enjoy it.

    If only McD's had good green beans!
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jun 17, 2013 7:24 AM GMT
    LJay saidNot a vegetarian but I do love my veggies! It is so easy to get going on non-meat things to eat that I forget to add the slab of flesh. Oddly enough, my roommate, who is a hardcore meat eater, loves his salads and fruits and vegetables. I really get a laugh out of bringing him a salad and having him get all happy about there being zucchini and yellow squash in it.

    My point there is that a lot of us like to eat meat but still have a lot of enthusiasm for other good foods. You do not have to be a militant vegan to love good food. Like so many things, we need to make it less black and white and more inclusive. Too many of us are hampered by burgers, fries and cokes. It's food, people. Enjoy it.

    If only McD's had good green beans!


    Really? You learn something new every day.