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by Marcina
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Iron Deficiency Anemia
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

Iron Deficiency Anemia

I'm sure this has been discussed to death, so I apologize. The only difference with my situation is that I have a chronic illness that causes internal bleeding (endometriosis). I also have digestive problems, and my current method of pain management has, on more than one occasion, caused my stomach ...
by Marcina
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: IronSmith's Vegan Diet & Exercise Log to Defeat Cancer
Replies: 226
Views: 49655

Re: IronSmith's Vegan Diet & Exercise Log to Defeat Cancer

A friend of mine was part of a study during her breast cancer treatment studying the effects of exercise during cancer treatment. The results showed that exercise has a very positive impact on patients during cancer treatment. I am also happy to report that my friend is in remission, and is also a v...
by Marcina
Mon May 28, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Newbie needs help ! Bloating and other issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Newbie needs help ! Bloating and other issues

After reading what you eat on a typical day it looks like you're consuming a LOT of fiber. If you're eating a large amount of fiber rich foods in one meal, that will cause bloating. How big are your portions for each meal? What I would recommend is trying to eat smaller portions, and spread out your...
by Marcina
Mon May 28, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Best pre workout supplements
Replies: 4
Views: 4548

Re: Best pre workout supplements

I actually tried the Vega sport optimizer pre workout powder and it was the first time I ever used a pre-workout supplement. I was amazed with it! It really gave me a lot of energy and extra oomph and allowed me to work out with more intensity and for a longer period of time. I am seriously consider...
by Marcina
Mon May 28, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What foods are always in your shopping cart/ fridge/ pantry?
Replies: 14
Views: 3276

Re: What foods are always in your shopping cart/ fridge/ pan

Veggies: Carrots and hummus are my favourite. Currently out of carrots though.. I've been known to eat an entire bag of organic baby carrots in one sitting. Broccoli is another fave of mine, as well as mushrooms and green pepper. I keep frozen veggies too. Oatmeal: I eat so much oatmeal and I always...
by Marcina
Tue May 22, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Woman Bodybuilding
Replies: 10
Views: 2182

Re: Woman Bodybuilding

If your goal is to win a competition, by all means hire a trainer/coach. They will help motivate you, keep you on track, and help you work on achieving a balanced physique. Interview trainers and pick one that has successfully trained clients for competition and have a few wins under their belt. I h...
by Marcina
Tue May 22, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi hi hi
Replies: 7
Views: 3889

Re: Hi hi hi

Thanks so much you guys!!! :)
by Marcina
Fri May 18, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Problem with fiber
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Problem with fiber

If you're eating a lot of insoluble fiber, that adds bulk to the stool and can be tough to digest, especially if your body isn't used to it. Also, take a look at what you're eating along with the roughage: Are you eating anything afterwards with simple sugars such as fruit? The sugars in the fruit b...
by Marcina
Fri May 18, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Vegan Power Stew For Bodybuilders On The Go!
Replies: 2
Views: 5409

Re: Vegan Power Stew For Bodybuilders On The Go!

That sounds awesome! I've tried some of the Gardein meat-free products and I think they're pretty darn tasty! I've been eating the faux turkey one every holiday :3
by Marcina
Fri May 18, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: How to build up to being able to do pullups/chinups/pushups?
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: How to build up to being able to do pullups/chinups/push

I read that a good way to work your way up to chin ups is to do some in the morning, as many as you can (doesn't matter if they're assisted or not) and then some more later that evening before you go to bed. Do this every day and eventually, you should be able to do a decent amount of chin-ups. I ha...
by Marcina
Fri May 18, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi hi hi
Replies: 7
Views: 3889

Hi hi hi

Hi there, some of the VBBF veterans might remember me. I left the group back in 2010 because I was having a lot of health problems and reverted back to a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet and felt that it would be an insult to everyone here if I stayed a part of the group as a non-vegan. Last year, I was di...
by Marcina
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Unable to eat
Replies: 16
Views: 1734

Re: Unable to eat

Why the hell would I fast if I'm not even eating in the first place?? That just sounds like bad advice to me. Your body needs ENERGY and NUTRIENTS to be able to heal itself. Depriving it of those things isn't going to make a person feel better. Your body will slow down the metabolism to conserve ene...
by Marcina
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Do Ex-Vegans’ Stories Make the Case Against Vegan Diets?
Replies: 21
Views: 2892

Re: Do Ex-Vegans’ Stories Make the Case Against Vegan Diets?

....Although I'm not a vegan anymore, and I doubt I really was a "True" vegan (cuz a true vegan would obviously stay one) I don't eat meat, and its pretty rare that I eat something like eggs (which still gross me out) or milk (again.. eew). I avoid animal products about 90% of the time in...
by Marcina
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Unable to eat
Replies: 16
Views: 1734

Unable to eat

Some of you may know that I've been rather ill the past year. My treatment now makes me very nauseous, and I'm having a hard time eating. The only things I can really stomach are fruit, but I'm getting less than 1000 calories a day. I've had to stop training because I'm losing so much weight. I've t...
by Marcina
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Do Ex-Vegans’ Stories Make the Case Against Vegan Diets?
Replies: 21
Views: 2892

Re: Do Ex-Vegans’ Stories Make the Case Against Vegan Diets?

Those people are dumb. Although I'm not a vegan anymore, and I doubt I really was a "True" vegan (cuz a true vegan would obviously stay one) I don't eat meat, and its pretty rare that I eat something like eggs (which still gross me out) or milk (again.. eew). I avoid animal products about ...

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