Dietary Staples for Vegans

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    Feb 02, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    Hello,

    Close to three months ago I became a lacto-ovo vegetarian. After a couple of months on this diet I decided to follow RealJock's muscle building program. Tomorrow will be the start of week five.


    My problem is that I want to start moving myself towards a vegan diet. It has been a week since I've had dairy or eggs, and I figure I should keep it up. But in following the muscle building program I find my appetite growing incessantly. But the problem could also be in my diet. Since I'm strength-training five days a week I want to gain some weight/muscle. In doing so I also don't want to feel like I'm hungry for a full meal every couple of hours. And so my questions are directed towards vegans who also lift weights: What are some of your dietary staples while you are strength-training? What foods will help me gain and keep my weight? What foods will stick in my stomach and curve hunger?

    Current supplements: Nature Sunshine Multivitamin without iron, True Protein Rice protein with vitamin and mineral mix. I take the multivitamin 2-4 times daily, and I have 1-2 protein shakes per day I work out.

    Any other advice about veganism and strength-training would be much appreciated.

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    Feb 02, 2009 9:22 AM GMT
    Make sure you are taking more than 100 per cent of the daily requirement of B complex vitamins which for most there are no plant sources. I can not tell from the vitamins you have listed if that is the case. Be careful not to take a toxic level of some vitamins, more not necessarily being better. Do some research.

    Also, here is a site just for body building vegans

    http://fitness.scoobysworkshop.com/veg.htm

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    Feb 02, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    Thanks man!
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    Feb 06, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    Popcorn. Coffee.

    That's all the vegans I know consume. And they wonder why they're constantly fatigued, skinny, and sick.
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    Feb 11, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    rezdylan saidPopcorn. Coffee.

    That's all the vegans I know consume. And they wonder why they're constantly fatigued, skinny, and sick.



    or totally overweight, which I've seen a lot too.


    I've probably only seen 1-2 healthy vegans in my life. And then, the newest one


    RAW VEGANS!

    No cooked food, no animal products.


    These are then the same people who do the master cleanse
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    Feb 11, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    Be nice to the vegans. The ones I have known taste much better than us carnivores.
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    Feb 11, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidBe nice to the vegans. The ones I have known taste much better than us carnivores.


    We can't waste all of the parts, that's why they make great leather products!
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    Mar 03, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    withHonor said
    GuerrillaSodomite saidBe nice to the vegans. The ones I have known taste much better than us carnivores.


    We can't waste all of the parts, that's why they make great leather products!


    Har! Har! Har!