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by stcalico
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Loss weight and build muscle as a Vegan?
Replies: 3
Views: 2877

Re: Loss weight and build muscle as a Vegan?

Most people are not able to build and lose at the same time.. Pitting catabolism vs anabolism doesn't normally work. However as someone just starting out with exercise/lifting you may be at an advantage - check out this article: http://muscleevo.net/lose-fat-gain-muscle/ I don't think being vegan wi...
by stcalico
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: HUNGRY
Replies: 3
Views: 2329

Re: HUNGRY

Potatoes, squashes, whole grains, beans and lentils. (starches are filling but will not make you gain weight). Don't add fats and oils tho.
by stcalico
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Going Vegan is a must, but somehow I feel worse than before
Replies: 3
Views: 2325

Re: Going Vegan is a must, but somehow I feel worse than bef

Are you taking b12 supplements? How about selenium?... it is hard to get in vegan diet, but brazil nuts are a good source. Are you including lots of greens for magnesium? Low magnesium can cause headaches. The fat content in soy and yogurt is pretty high, so you may want to limit those if you are co...
by stcalico
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Female athlete, need some advices about meal plan :)
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Re: Female athlete, need some advices about meal plan :)

Hi Annie. Your best bet is to look up some vegan recipes and find a few that intrigue you. My favorite are sweet potatoes topped with spicy (salsa) black beans or butternut squash and black bean enchiladas. Wraps with hummus or cashew cream cheese are pretty good and simple. As are soups and chilis....
by stcalico
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Vegan Recipes
Topic: Alternative to hummus
Replies: 12
Views: 8874

Re: Alternative to hummus

I make my own hummus. I don't add any olive oil. Just use a little extra water instead. It does have tahini in it, but not so much that I think it is bad. If you dont' mind making it, cashew cream cheese is a nice alternative spread. Still fatty cuz it is nuts, but you would only use about a tblsp o...
by stcalico
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Hair loss!
Replies: 26
Views: 8523

Re: Hair loss!

I believe most people only use Braggs in small quantities.. it is a soy sauce or salt replacement - it has less sodium. It has MSG tho so I would not purchase it personally.
by stcalico
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Hair loss!
Replies: 26
Views: 8523

Re: Hair loss!

For anyone else reading this post who has same issue...
Lysine is a limiting amino acid in vegan diet. A deficiency can cause hair loss. Make sure you are eating beans, legumes or quinoa daily.
by stcalico
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: SOY, Dangerous or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 5349

Re: SOY, Dangerous or not?

My own thoughts based on my research into it: Soy is a bean. Beans are fine. Soy is fine - edamame, tofu, tempeh, miso. If you have concerns about GMO then stick with organic soy. Isolated soy protein is NOT good for you . It is found in some protein powders and some fake meats and It is as bad, if ...
by stcalico
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: Hello

Hi Tim and welcome. I switched from vegetarian (10years) to vegan about a year and half ago after watching Gary Yourofsky's .. Best Speech You Will Ever Hear on youtube. Since giving up dairy and eggs, I've done a bunch of research and am healthier for it... ie. I've given up most processed foods no...
by stcalico
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard.

I'm one and half years in and loving it more all the time. I've done a lot of research to make sure I stay healthy (ie. imo, if I don't the animals lose). So feel free to ask question - myself and others will help you out where we can.

Cheers.
by stcalico
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: New to veganism, is this meal plan going to work for me?
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Re: New to veganism, is this meal plan going to work for me?

more veggies! Maybe replace a few of the fruits.
by stcalico
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Your biggest temptations & strengths
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: Your biggest temptations & strengths

Chocolate is my weakness.. and chips.. and beer. :D
Other than those I think I do okay.. I don't crave most processed foods anymore and the thought of doughnuts or even white bread kinda grosses me out.
by stcalico
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HELP NEW AND SCARED OF LOSING MASS!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: HELP NEW AND SCARED OF LOSING MASS!!!

If you are eating enough and working out hard enough you need not fear losing mass. Hope it is going well for you.
by stcalico
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from Vancouver BC
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: hello from Vancouver BC

Hello Frisky. Nice to see another B.C.'er on here. :D
by stcalico
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 4
Views: 3439

Re: Hi there!

Hello Loris and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to hearing your transformation story. :)

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