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by SpartanDiva
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Nasty Hot - not what you think!
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Nasty Hot - not what you think!

This was my first time trying raw, vegan kale chips; and I got a great intro with Brad's Nasty Hot special recipe. It tastes like crispy chips with cheddar and jalapeno. Too bad they aren't organic! I polished off the entire package post-workout with a few slices of avocado. Heavenly!
by SpartanDiva
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: General Fitness/Other Sports
Topic: Pac-Man versus the vegan
Replies: 3
Views: 2665

Pac-Man versus the vegan

I feel badly that the WSJ did not name Timothy Bradley in the title of their article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204520204577247533423440946.html It seems that being a vegan athlete is so weird still that it is the main point of interest. Hope this phenomenal athlete becomes a hou...
by SpartanDiva
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Done with competing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Done with competing?

It's important to end the title with a question mark. I'm not sure if I am truly done with competing; but I am done with the crazy lifestyle that is required to compete. Are you in the same boat? Now, my top goal is to achieve the pinnacle of health, and show others how to do the same. In the past,e...
by SpartanDiva
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Vegan Valentine's Day
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Vegan Valentine's Day

What more romantic way to celebrate the holiday, than to make sure that animals are happy and healthy. Tonight, we're going for dry-cooked Chinese vegetables with tons of spicy chili sauce, and a touch of garlic and ginger. Add some Righteously Raw chocolates, a Love Potion #9 cocktail, and organic ...
by SpartanDiva
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Delicious source of vegan omegas
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Delicious source of vegan omegas

Have you tried GT's Synergy kombucha with chia seeds? It not only is a great source of omegas; but is a raw, organic, fermented product. While the texture is strange, it is addictive and chewy. Cherry is my favorite flavor. It's so good, that we have a difficult time keeping it stocked in my home.
by SpartanDiva
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Prepping for a Bikini Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: Prepping for a Bikini Competition

Great to hear from you! I wasn't sure how to respond to e-mail, since it didn't include your address. Here are general suggestions: Eat 5-6 small meals per day Limit your carbs when you get close to a shoot or comp Drink 1 - 1.5 gallons of purified water per day Supplement to fill in nutrition gaps ...
by SpartanDiva
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Every day is a new challenge in the gym
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Every day is a new challenge in the gym

What I love about training is that it is a never-ending quest for improvement. Each day in the gym is different. Each day brings a glorious new challenge. It's truly "woman versus herself", and I believe that I'm winning the battle, slowly but surely. It's rarely a steady, upward climb...m...
by SpartanDiva
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: Pick up the weights, ladies!
Replies: 12
Views: 8573

Pick up the weights, ladies!

There's only a pound that separates my before and after photos. Thanks to weight training and a meat-free diet, the body recomposition is significantly different (sorry, but my calipers are lousy...don't have exact stats). Give it a try...but step away from the pink dumbbells! Go play where the boys...
by SpartanDiva
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Carbs, too many!??
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Carbs, too many!??

I actually avoid soy, since it is a goitrogen and has estrogenic effects. The fruit causes too much glycation and messes with blood-sugar levels. Am working on perfecting a formulation for a low-GI vegan shake and bar to make up half of my diet. I also eat Explore Asian pasta with nutritional yeast;...
by SpartanDiva
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Making circuits even more painful!
Replies: 0
Views: 1413

Making circuits even more painful!

As if weight-training circuits are not tough enough, try adding a weighted vest. Then decrease the rest time between cycles. This is a whole new realm of pain :twisted: ; but you'll be proud you did it. Carb up first, and be sure to replace your electrolytes after.
by SpartanDiva
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Low-carb and -sodium cutting challenges
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: Low-carb and -sodium cutting challenges

No, the nutrient was cholesterol. I'm good on the others that you listed. Deficiency in cholesterol actually compromises the integrity of cell membranes. It seems that my natural synthesis of it is too low. Perhaps in the future I can find a way to stimulate the cholesterol pathway directly. Until t...
by SpartanDiva
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Preachin' the gospel of vegan/vegetarian bodybuilding
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Preachin' the gospel of vegan/vegetarian bodybuilding

My fellow competitors are convinced that it's impossible to abstain from meat and build a beautiful physique. Yes, even figure competitors think that you can't do it. And I'm out to show them that they are wrong. The new foods that are available when compared to the late 80's and 90's (when I was a ...
by SpartanDiva
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: What sort of crazy world have I gotten into?
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

What sort of crazy world have I gotten into?

Bodybuilding competitions are a very strange place to find myself in, especially since I landed here intentionally. Watching people apply tans and Bikini Bite on each other, posing, eating volumes of junk foods (just because they're there and the diet has gone out of the window), and hanging out in ...
by SpartanDiva
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Low-carb and -sodium cutting challenges
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Low-carb and -sodium cutting challenges

It is a huge challenge to find low-carb and -sodium vegan foods; but I've finally figured out a diet. (I do confess to occasionally eating certified humane eggs, as nutritional blood analysis showed that my cell membranes are deficient in the nutrient; and I haven't found vegan sources.) This is my ...
by SpartanDiva
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Hemp-fu pudding
Replies: 2
Views: 2574

Re: Hemp-fu pudding

Absolutely - but only if you're into rich foods!

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