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by Zel in France
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livestrong.. umm okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 4073

Re: Livestrong.. umm okay?

Wait a minute… is blood-doping vegan?

;-)

Armstrong used to train in the Côte d'Azur (for many months of the year, every year)… eventually, I think they will still name a street after him.
by Zel in France
Fri May 17, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BLOATING out of nowhere?!!?
Replies: 18
Views: 4687

Re: BLOATING out of nowhere?!!?

Tofu depends a great deal on the method, but I would encourage you to compare it to the different methods of cooking a potato: If you cut a potato into thin strips, and then put it in a deep-fryer, you can cook it thoroughly in circa 5 minutes (and yeah, if you're vegan, owning a deep fryer at home ...
by Zel in France
Tue May 07, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BLOATING out of nowhere?!!?
Replies: 18
Views: 4687

Re: BLOATING out of nowhere?!!?

Yeah, veering way off topic here, the last time I was in Glasgow the city was full of "post-industrial ruins" that would be suitable for filming any number of post-apocalypse scenarios. The Glaswegians I've met (by happenstance) since then all insist to me that the city has been completely...
by Zel in France
Tue May 07, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: BLOATING out of nowhere?!!?
Replies: 18
Views: 4687

Re: BLOATING out of nowhere?!!?

I've talked about this with a number of other new vegans under other headings on this board… …many of them mistakenly think they have a bean-allergy, but they're really just not accustomed to cooking beans. Beans of any kind require much more cooking than meat: chickpeas boil for a full hour before ...
by Zel in France
Tue May 07, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Powerlifting/Strongman
Topic: How do you continue to get stronger?
Replies: 13
Views: 8879

Re: How do you continue to get stronger?

"I'm sure that as we get older, more experienced and our strength is already pretty good there has to be something 'extra' that is needed in order for us to get more out of our lifts…" The main thing I think of under the heading of "getting older" is simply lack of time. From an...
by Zel in France
Tue May 07, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: New Vega Sport Formula Not Too Good
Replies: 16
Views: 4845

Re: New Vega Sport Formula Not Too Good

I've got both here now (Sunwarrior & Vega)… …I think the obvious solution for most people is to try them both, and decide what works best for them (mentally, physically, and gastronomically, so to speak). I really waiting for the day when the Taiwanese start producing something competitive at ha...
by Zel in France
Mon May 06, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Ordering Vegan protein in Europe, 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6916

Re: Ordering Vegan protein in Europe, 2013

Hi Mika, I'm now (sigh) dependent on Vega Sport once again (imported from Canada!). The price is okay: I order in large quantities (etc.). A very small percentage of men here in the South of France are in "good health" at all --and I find that women here are desperate to talk to me (and/or...
by Zel in France
Mon May 06, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fench austrian female Trailrunner says hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: Fench austrian female Trailrunner says hello!

Re: "I have never met a french vegan before!" One of my websites was recently added to an international listing of vegans online, and while they had a huge number listed from places like Australia, I pointed out to them that I was apparently the first listed from France --and they wrote ba...
by Zel in France
Mon May 06, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: VEGAN CHAINSAW GIRL pics and progress
Replies: 94
Views: 56333

Re: VEGAN CHAINSAW GIRL pics and progress

[Forklift:] That's why I chimed in, I know how self destructive these kind of 'issues' are. I just wanted to speak out to PF as I felt I needed to. Looks like she is doing great at the moment :D Yeah, that is (generally) the great thing about the internet: you can find someone to talk to who has so...
by Zel in France
Mon May 06, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Powerlifting/Strongman
Topic: Basic powerlifting set-up at home; not the typical home gym?
Replies: 12
Views: 9088

Re: Basic powerlifting set-up at home; not the typical home

Here in Europe, the basic problem is that EVERYTHING IS MADE IN CHINA... ...and stacks of heavy weights do not export cheaply over long distances... ...whereas, obviously, electronics and plastic shoes do. In terms of the real disc-weights, everything here is eye-wateringly expensive. I've ended up ...
by Zel in France
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: New Vega Sport Formula Not Too Good
Replies: 16
Views: 4845

Re: New Vega Sport Formula Not Too Good

In reply to the original question: why don't you switch to Sunwarrior?

Sunwarrior has raw hemp protein in the mix.

Personally, I strongly prefer Vega, and I prefer to avoid hemp products of any kind...

...but, if you're of the opposite preference, why not try Sunwarrior?
by Zel in France
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fench austrian female Trailrunner says hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: Fench austrian female Trailrunner says hello!

Hi Jaakko, As you may have guessed from my name, I'm also in France. I'm in the South of France --where it is too hot for Siberian Husky Dogs. I am also planning to do all of my weight-lifting at home: I'm putting together a power-lifting kit (so that I never need to go to a gym again, etc.). I am c...
by Zel in France
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: What kind of vegan protein powder do you suggest?
Replies: 17
Views: 4034

Re: What kind of vegan protein powder do you suggest?

[In reply to Camilla:] Yes, protein powder is useful; I also live in Europe (in France, on the mediterranean coast) and I order my vegan protein-powder to be delivered from Canada and the U.S.A. I resent this fact, but, currently, the best options for protein powder are imported from the U.S. and Ca...
by Zel in France
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: 6 Months of Solid Training Also what the hell is up with me?
Replies: 17
Views: 13362

Re: 6 Months of Solid Training Also what the hell is up with

Re: "Well the truth is that if you were very skinny as a child or in your teens, you won't get fat as an adult either" No, this is not science. You can meet plenty of folks who survived long-term famine during their entire teenage/childhood years, and who are now fat (Cambodia is an easy p...
by Zel in France
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Before/After Photos & Progress Photos & Videos
Topic: VEGAN CHAINSAW GIRL pics and progress
Replies: 94
Views: 56333

Re: VEGAN CHAINSAW GIRL pics and progress

Looking over the discussion as a whole (now at 5 pages) it is really interesting to see the way that issues of philosophy, depression, etc., are dealt with here --interwoven with both practical tips on bodybuilding and (understandable) exclamations of "Wow, you're amazingly beautiful!" Thi...

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