Body Building Vegan style!



  • One of my mates is Vegan and has just started getting into lifting weights. Needless to say he is very much on the lean side!! He posted this link on FB today - pretty interesting.

    [URL]http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/sports/vegans-muscle-their-way-into-bodybuilding.html?pagewanted=2&_r=2&seid=auto&smid=tw-nytimes[/URL]



  • Interesting - I'm slashing my carb intake for the month of January and I can see how a lot of their nutritional requirements would be the same with different sources, but there is no way I could go vegan.



  • Wow vegan stylez......alot of hard work there for that kid to become the vegan warrior!

    Antipodean - I did the carb slashing through mid Nov to late Dec and really trimmed up. Have become a fatty over christmas though so sure makes a difference.



  • [quote name='JK']Antipodean - I did the carb slashing through mid Nov to late Dec and really trimmed up. Have become a fatty over christmas though so sure makes a difference.[/QUOTE]
    I've cut out the following; bread, buns, rice, potato, etc and don't have sugar. Although I haven't cut the carbs completely. I still have two "reward meals" on the weekend like a good pizza (thin crust) and quality burger. However I can't kick the weetbix habit to start the day. I'm hoping replacing those foods with salad/ sushimi etc. will permit me to remove about five inches from my stomach measurement - it currently matches my age!



  • [quote name='antipodean']I've cut out the following; bread, buns, rice, potato, etc and don't have sugar. Although I haven't cut the carbs completely. I still have two "reward meals" on the weekend like a good pizza (thin crust) and quality burger. However I can't kick the weetbix habit to start the day. I'm hoping replacing those foods with salad/ sushimi etc. will permit me to remove about five inches from my stomach measurement - it currently matches my age! [/QUOTE]

    I'm cutting right down on that sort of stuff as well, not to mention the amber gold in which I have indulged a ridiculous amount lately.

    Will definitely help beat JKs chin up record if I get to 90 odd



  • hehe go you good thing!

    Its the sugars that are doing me damage right now and all the bread I eat whilst at home. Toast in the morning and sandwiches for lunch. At work its oats (with protein) in the morning and brown rice (with tuna for lunch) which is much better for me even though still carbs etc.

    Antipodean - I use to love the weetbix too mate but made the change to oats and never looked back. Weetbix is highly processed and a bit like a low quality filler (like bog etc used by the panel beater).



  • Oats for breakfast and a couple of pieces of fruit during the day. Once a week I'll have some sushi hand rolls with brown rice for a treat. Otherwise that's pretty much it. Hopefully I'll be super-ripped soon!



  • [quote name='JK']Antipodean - I use to love the weetbix too mate but made the change to oats and never looked back. Weetbix is highly processed and a bit like a low quality filler (like bog etc used by the panel beater).[/QUOTE]
    Once I finish this pack, I'll switch to oats and give them a go.

    [quote name='junior']Oats for breakfast and a couple of pieces of fruit during the day. Once a week I'll have some sushi hand rolls with brown rice for a treat. Otherwise that's pretty much it. Hopefully I'll be super-ripped soon![/QUOTE]
    Super ripped? Unless you've got a substantial starting weight, you may end up translucent!



  • Oats with protein powder for breakfast is the bømb. Favourite meal of the day.

    Surely its not necessary to cut out all carbs particularly if you're training regularly. Brown rice and yams are ok. Some types of bread arent bad either.



  • just cut the carbs at night, and CHANGE the carbs at lunchtime. Zero bread, kumara, pumpkin or rice for lunch should keep you going! And Oats for breakfst, protein powder, kiwifruit chopped into it, and 3 whipped egg whites. That is the breakfast of champions!!

    Just by doing those little things, huge changes will come about. One of Ness's chick friends, an armed offenders copper has lost ten KGs just by cutting out bread, no other changes to her diet at all. Although when you do cut something out like that with a conscious effort, you often do start taking healthier options across the board!

    Bread is the devil's food!!



  • [quote name='BartMan']just cut the carbs at night, and CHANGE the carbs at lunchtime. Zero bread, kumara, pumpkin or rice for lunch should keep you going! And Oats for breakfst, protein powder, kiwifruit chopped into it, and 3 whipped egg whites. That is the breakfast of champions!!

    Just by doing those little things, huge changes will come about. One of Ness's chick friends, an armed offenders copper has lost ten KGs just by cutting out bread, no other changes to her diet at all. Although when you do cut something out like that with a conscious effort, you often do start taking healthier options across the board!
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    Bread is the devil's food!![/[/B]QUOTE]

    All bread!!? please tell me it isn't true!! I LOVE my bread but I'd be interested to see how much difference it'd make if I cut it out.



  • Same here PKB. I need to drop as much weight as I can in 6 weeks, so I am prepared to do absolutely anything.



  • A week in to this endeavour and I've lost near an inch off the gut.



  • do it! I LOVE'd bread. I was the bloke that used to put a slice of bread [I]between [/I]two slices of bread and have a bread sandwich... I now eat it once a month if that on a treat meal day. But by christ, it's half a loaf with more peanut butter than is healthy for you!! and in a frenzy that makes the Saw movies look tame...

    So ditch all bread and that'll be a great start.

    That, and eat no carbs with dinner. That no dinner carbs is usually the start of our lean down before comps. But shed loads of veg to fill you up - we stir fry up a storm all the time, and usually do enough for lunch the next day too.

    Only carbs to take in would be your cup and a half of oats for breakfast - whole grain rolled, and 200-300g of kumara or pumpkin with lunch.

    that mid afternoon snack is important too - you will get hungry at about 3-4 pm, that is your weak point (or mine anyway). So a protein shake is the go there, or a tin of tuna lite (185g), something easy and quick

    Weight watchers jelly for dessert as a late meal, at the time when you start getting peckish.

    PM me Hooroo, what's the 6 week target, lets get you sorted and fighting fit.

    but that should sort out most people with some quick weight loss.

    and lay off the piss, more empty calories there, and also leads to that late night feed of bad stuff that adds even more calories...!!



  • anti - the fist thing that goes is a ton of water - I am surprised that we all don't squelch when we walk around! All those empty carbs make you hold onto water like an arab in a drought!



  • Even if it's just water, I'm happy to see it gone. I expect next week will be the test.



  • yeah, water - or fluid, that you don't need to carry anyway, so it is all good! And also the reason why people lose a lot of weight at the start of any diet! Clean eating!



  • [quote name='BartMan']That, and eat no carbs with dinner. That no dinner carbs is usually the start of our lean down before comps. But shed loads of veg to fill you up - we stir fry up a storm all the time, and usually do enough for lunch the next day too. [/QUOTE]

    Just wanted to add, I usually get a pan with water going, chuck in sliced up meat and any light seasoning, then the heavier veges like carrots/eggplant, then for the last minute tomatoes/bell pepper/then the greens for a quick softening, and pour the whole thing in a big bowl. It's soupish (but don't use too much water is better), but totally clean and delicious (and no oil), and very quick to do-and once it's started, you can cut the lighter veges till the meat's cooked. To make it even quicker, 2-3 minutes int he freezer takes the heat off. 5-7 minutes to cook the whole meal.



  • OOohhhhh Kea! PLease write a recipe and post in here. Sounds south east asian and yummo



  • I've ditched coffee, which included what I expect was alot of sugar (especially when I had 3 or 4 mochas at work) upped my water big time, ditching bread (since Monday; although the wife cant understand the benefits as a long time dieter...) and looking at healthier alternatives of most things.

    Getting more regular exercise too, not far from my goal weight (95kg) will see if I wanna keep going when I get there.

    I've shed 3.6kg's since Jan 01 (was 102.6)

    Have picked up a 10kg rubber medicine ball and a couple of kettle bells to go with my weights and punch ball in the garage...always good to have a plan, gotta stick to it!