Cool you found something you like so much. I know you struggled for a while to find a protein powder you liked a lot.
I have a few favorites and for the record Vega isn't my very favorite as far as taste, I just think it's the best. So when I get ready for competition I take out a lot of the foods that may taste really good, but are not the best nutritionally and the same with protein powders.
I think some soy protein from Holland and Barrett in England and GeniSoy here in the States are the best tastiing ones, but they are just protein, nothing too special about that. They taste great, have great consitency and I could drink them all day, but I like the other benefits from Vega, pluse I know the formulater and founder and know what principles he stands on they've also done a lot of help Me and Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness.
For contest prep, always best to eat clean, healthy foods, keep carbs under control, processed foods get kicked to the curb for the most part and certain veggies like asparaus and english cucumbers are added to the nutrition program.
We all have our own favorite ways of getting ready from a nutritional and training perspective and some of the foods listed in my previous response are how I do it.
I also like to do cardio 4-6 times a week for 45 minutes each session and I still continue to train with heavy weights and practice posing each day so my body is used to sqeezing and tensing muscles for an extended period of time.
I also do some tanning, some chilling out because it's a stressful time and try to stay positive and motivated.
Well, off to Portland for a photo shoot now. Topher will probably drive because I had my toe operated on today (ingrown toenail)
All the best, I'll let you know how things continue to progress. Megan and Kourtney painted me last night with tanning spray
-Robert Thin Thin Tan Him