Vegan/Vegetarian Bodybuilding & Fitness

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    Dec 06, 2007 5:28 PM GMT
    http://www.veganbodybuilding.com

    For any vegetarian or vegan bodybuilders or fitness people what is your routine and what if any supplements do you take?

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    Dec 06, 2007 5:33 PM GMT
    Personally, I enjoy a green smoothie after a workout with some Vega powder which is high in pea protein, spirulina, and omega 3 fats. I also throw in some fruits and vegetables into the shake and it really gives me a nice energy boost.
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    Dec 07, 2007 2:54 AM GMT
    For protein powder I use a mix of hemp and rice. I also add in chlorella and maca. Basically the poor man version of Vega. It is more a pre-workout/breakfast shake with some fruit and soy milk as well.
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    Dec 07, 2007 2:08 PM GMT
    That sounds like a good combo, many of my shakes include that stuff. What is this Maca stuff good for? I have it in a cabinet, I got it at a raw food store, but I still have no idea about its beneficial properties.
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    Dec 08, 2007 3:19 AM GMT
    The short version is it helps muscles with recovery. There are other benefits as well. Depending on the Vega product you get, it may already be in there. Brendan Brazier goes into a bit of depth about Maca as well as other supplements in his Thrive book. It is pretty good reading for vegans/vegetarians that are into fitness. It is probably a good read for those who aren't as well.
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    Dec 08, 2007 4:33 AM GMT
    cool I didn't know he had a book, I'll have to check it out.
  • dustinj4mes

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    Jan 03, 2014 1:51 AM GMT
    I bought rice protein and thought it tasted absolutely disgusting. I think it was mostly the texture. Is there any vegan protein mix that tastes sort of okay? I could barely tolerate drinking rice protein.
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    Jan 03, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    dustinj4mes saidI bought rice protein and thought it tasted absolutely disgusting. I think it was mostly the texture. Is there any vegan protein mix that tastes sort of okay? I could barely tolerate drinking rice protein.


    vega sport proteins taste really good icon_biggrin.gif they have berry and vanilla flavors
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    Jan 03, 2014 2:12 AM GMT
    Defiantly not vegan or vegetarian but am using vega sport protein too. Best protein supplement I have tried with few adverse effects and good perceived gains. Tried vega's general nutritional shake too and would not recommend that.
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    Jan 03, 2014 2:33 AM GMT

    Vega Sport Performance Protein - Vanilla (29.2 Ounces Powder , $2.33/serving )
    List Price: $64.99
    Your Price: $55.99
    Save: $9.00 (13%)

    This is from the VitaminShoppe.com site. There is probably a cheaper source you can find.
  • metta

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    Jan 10, 2014 6:44 AM GMT
    78-Year-Old Vegan Male Bodybuilder, Jim Morris, Will Make You Reconsider Your Diet

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/08/vegan-male-bodybuilder_n_4560059.html
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    Jan 10, 2014 6:45 AM GMT
    I would think being a vegan/vegetarian would make you more likely, during a squat, to shat.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jan 10, 2014 5:49 PM GMT
    SouloGuero saidI would think being a vegan/vegetarian would make you more likely, during a squat, to shat.


    ^ This makes a whole lot of sense.
  • metta

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    Aug 13, 2015 5:29 AM GMT
    Chicago Bears Sign Vegan NFL Player David Carter

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    http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=6861&catId=1
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    Aug 13, 2015 12:44 PM GMT
    I've been eating at Veggie Grill a couple times a week lately, and I must say that the cuisine tastes great! I usually eat there pre- or post-workout, and the results are the same if not better than the chicken meals I used to eat. A lot of the stuff is also Paleo-friendly.
  • metta

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    Aug 13, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
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    Good deal! icon_smile.gif

    Being a vegetarian or vegan in California is pretty easy. I have heard that it is more difficult in places that are mostly meat and potatoes type restaurants...like the South.
  • KJayasuriya

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    Aug 13, 2015 4:58 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI've been eating at Veggie Grill a couple times a week lately, and I must say that the cuisine tastes great! I usually eat there pre- or post-workout, and the results are the same if not better than the chicken meals I used to eat. A lot of the stuff is also Paleo-friendly.



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    Aug 13, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
    metta8 said^
    Good deal! icon_smile.gif

    Being a vegetarian or vegan in California is pretty easy. I have heard that it is more difficult in places that are mostly meat and potatoes type restaurants...like the South.
    It's definitely easy in South Florida as well. Considering I've been Paleo (mostly) since 2011, it's easy and fun to occasionally get all my proteins from plants for a week or so, then switch back to lean chicken and/or turkey breasts (which is pretty much the only meat I eat most of the time).
  • leanandclean

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    Aug 14, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
    I like plantfusion became the list of ingredients is short and they are recognizable foods.

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    Aug 15, 2015 1:06 AM GMT
    leanandclean saidI like plantfusion became the list of ingredients is short and they are recognizable foods.

    Just googled it, read about it, and made my decision...I'm gonna order some next week.
    Thanks for the heads up! icon_biggrin.gif
  • leanandclean

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    Aug 15, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
    You're welcome. I get it on Amazon. I use the unflavored kind but not a whole scoop at once.
  • metta

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    Aug 21, 2015 6:34 AM GMT
    San Francisco’s Newest Fast Food: Healthy, Cheap and Served by Robots

    A new fast food chain called Eatsa aims to deliver a healthy, tasty meal for under $10. The catch? Meat-lovers will need to forgo burgers and carnitas burritos in favor of quinoa, a protein-filled grain crop that looks a bit like couscous.


    https://www.eatsa.com/

    http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/08/18/san-franciscos-newest-fast-food-healthy-cheap-and-served-by-robots/