vegetarian

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    Oct 11, 2007 4:12 AM GMT
    So im a little confused with any suppliments i should be taking. and i am very confused on complete protiens? can i get any if i dont eat meat? and if i can where? and what vitamins should i be taking...
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:01 AM GMT
    Josh,

    Just FYI: The hype around vegetarians not getting enough protein is just that...hype. Unless you're trying to build major muscle, you don't need to overdo it on the protein intake to stay reasonably fit and healthy.

    Remember this: Rice and Beans Equals Complete Protein.

    And you don't have to eat them together at every meal. Generally, if you eat them within three days of each other, they will still form the protein your body is looking for. A bowl of brown rice for lunchy, along with a salad and whatever else, then a grilled tofu steak for dinner that night, and your body will do the math...cool, huh?

    I recommend you eat a variety of different grains: brown rice, quinoa, couscous, for example, and of course, there are tons of different kinds of beans, and lot's of different ways to prepare them.

    Protein for vegetarians also comes from tofu and tempeh and the multitude of soy-based meatlike foods, but I don't recommend eating too much of that soy protein isolate. There's a lot of estrogen in soy, and too much of that'll make you grow manboobies...ew.

    Hemp is also a great protein source, and an alternative to soy. Get some hemp protein powder and maybe some rice milk and make a shake after your workout....awesome! Hemp and flax seeds are a great addition to a vegetarian diet, so remember, mix it up and you'll never get bored. Lot's of amino acids too, which we like.

    Oh yeah, nuts. Lot's of different nuts to snack onicon_smile.gif Great healthy source of protein, but a little on the fatty side so, as always, moderation.

    Google a health food store in your area, and go chat with them. They will hook you up on all the supplements you'll need to keep those young bones strong and healthyicon_smile.gif

    I've been a strict vegetarian for almost 15 years now, and this is all info I have culled through years of experimentation and research and just reading whatever comes my way. Asking questions is also a great way to go so good luck on your journey.

    It's a noble path you've chosen. The world will be a teeny bit better off because of it. Best of luck!
  • sfnicolas

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    Oct 11, 2007 6:31 AM GMT
    i echo a lot of what digdug says--veggie head here for 20 years and never take any artificial supplements
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:37 AM GMT
    lol you have been very helpfull. unlike googleicon_razz.gif
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:41 AM GMT
    great!

    Anything I can do to push my vegetarian agenda, I shallicon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 11, 2007 6:46 AM GMT
    lol i've heard about the agenda! i've yet to get a copy in the mail...i thought i signed up?icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 11, 2007 7:01 AM GMT
    You might want to check your spam folder? Or better yet, just show up at the meeting with some of that soy-protein-isolate-on-a-stick....you'll be welcome with open arms.

    Takeover is imminent.icon_evil.gifJoin us.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Oct 11, 2007 7:06 AM GMT
    SF, when you say "no suppliments" what exactly do you mean? I've been taking a multi-vitamin since I converted to vegetarianism...mind you, it's only been about 2 weeks but I'm curious by what you mean.
  • fryblock

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    Oct 11, 2007 2:05 PM GMT
    haha im currently pushing the vegan agenda. guess how many people hate me icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 11, 2007 8:27 PM GMT
    i have just one thing to add: B12

    i'm currently vegan, but even as a vegetarian i would sometimes go quite a while without eggs or dairy. since those are the primary sources of b12 in a vegetarian diet(other sources are enriched grains, but i tend to buy my grains whole) i decided it was a good idea to take a b12 supplement. i'm sure there are others, but twinlab has a "vegetarian formula".

    .nathan
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    Oct 12, 2007 12:02 AM GMT
    .nathan is right. I totally forgot that one. It's the only major vitamin we can't get from plant sources so it's the don't-miss supplement for vegetarians...

    thanks for that.
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    Oct 12, 2007 6:22 AM GMT
    i know this is a tangentBUT!! i remember hearing that guy who are vegan, have good tasting cum. and i was wondering any one agree with that for vegies?
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    Oct 13, 2007 9:57 AM GMT
    I've heard it's trueicon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 13, 2007 12:46 PM GMT
    Try sucking off a vegan who eats asparagus and then get back to us on that.
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    Oct 13, 2007 7:17 PM GMT
    Try sucking off anyone who eats asparagus and get back to us on that.
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    Oct 13, 2007 8:58 PM GMT
    well im not sure about the asparagus, next time i get some head i'll be sure to give him a survey after:p and post my findings
  • fryblock

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    Oct 15, 2007 12:19 PM GMT
    i dont eat asparagus but i have had my own cum, and it's the best i've ever had. i've kinda jaded myself.
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    Oct 15, 2007 4:11 PM GMT
    Hey buddy, I have been vegan for 3 years. There is some good info here from fellow posters. But yeah the protein myth is simply a myth. All vegans would drop dead if we truely weren't getting enough protein lol. The average male needs around 50g of protein a day. You are probably without realizing it eating more than your share. High protein diets are really bad on our liver and kidneys.

    Just eat a fair share of whole wheat, soy, rice, beans, and things like seitan, tofu, hemp, nutritional yeast, and you will be A OK. If you have any further questions please don't hesistate to message me. I have done a lot of research on vegan nutrition and would be glad to help ya out.

    Peace & love!
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    Oct 15, 2007 6:02 PM GMT
    People hate this Vegan too
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    Oct 15, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    1 cup of firm tofu has 40 grams of protein
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    Oct 15, 2007 7:23 PM GMT
    mmm i love asparagus
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    Oct 15, 2007 7:38 PM GMT
    Yeah, I love it too, but my pee reeks horribly after eating it. Supposedly, it affects cum, too.
  • fryblock

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    Oct 15, 2007 8:11 PM GMT
    i don't eat it specifically for those two reasons. is that strange?
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    Oct 15, 2007 9:35 PM GMT
    I don't think it's strange. You just have different priorities, that's all.
  • Artesin

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    Dec 14, 2007 5:07 AM GMT
    Men shouldnt really have anymore than 20-30 grams of soy protein a day really, the estrogen intake isn't exactly the best.

    Ive been a vegetarian from the time I was 10 and lately I've had the overwhelming urge to bulk up and put on about 15-30 pounds of muscle. Any of you that are quite bulky, have tone/definition and are vegetarians wanna give me some advice on what should be done? Currently 5'11, 160 lbs, 6% bodyfat. Right now Im getting 100+ grams of protein a day, probably closer to 150-180 on days I work out.

    Also the myth about protein damging your kidneys is just that. 50 grams is marginal, it's just the daily recomendation of what people should be getting, not the maximum. Unless your a binge drinker everyday of the week then 200 grams of protein a day won't even do anything to your kidneys. Fueled by antioxidants they can put up with more.


    I know this post is old but I'm pretty new here icon_eek.gif . If you have any good information please message me icon_biggrin.gif. I currently use body fortress whey and muscle milk >.