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#1 Postby blazin6543 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:43 pm

hey im 23 from canada...... dont weight lift anymore but hopefully 1day get back into it..... i used to weight lift b4 eating vegan but now i just try to stay healthy

i actually have a question....how much $$$ do you guys put into vegan nutrition for bodybuilding??? because im having a hard enough time to afford just normal eating not including tons more i would need if i went back to weight lifting

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#2 Postby bronco » Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:19 pm

Welcome to the board :D .
blazin6543 wrote:i actually have a question....how much $$$ do you guys put into vegan nutrition for bodybuilding??? because im having a hard enough time to afford just normal eating not including tons more i would need if i went back to weight lifting

Hmm, you dont have to spend that much extra money on food just because you start lifting. You could basically just eat more pasta and beans which are cheap stuff :) .

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#3 Postby robert » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:06 am

Welcome to the forum!

I wrote an article about bodybuilding on a low budget. I'll try to find it and post it. Bodybuilding can get expensive depending on what foods you eat and how much, but it doesn't have to be.

Have a great time on the forum and check out all the links in nutrition and bodybuilding and you'll be all set. Post any questions you have as well.

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

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#4 Postby blazin6543 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:56 am

tnx guys .... and ya that article would be awsome :D

when i was lifting i was eating tons and tons of milk, eggs and meat.... now its somewhat hard to get the same amount ..... i love the hemp & quinoa but to receive the same amount of protein costs so much more (i assume).... eating pasta and beans gets boring lol .... i know i know experiment with recipes lol but still ;)

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#5 Postby flanders77 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:46 am

1st of al: Welcome aboard!
Maybe it is important to mention that if you eat high quality vegan food you do not eat as much as if you eat very low quality non-vegan food. :wink:
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#6 Postby blazin6543 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:14 am

true true :D ..... i've found that out its really remarkable how good i feel even thought im not eating alot of crappy food i ate before eating vegan ..... still have a lot of learning to do considering i just start in december ..... all im really concerned about is my b12 but i hoping my greens+ multi will help me with that :)

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#7 Postby flanders77 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:29 am

If you ate non-vegan food before you really do not need to worry about b12. The b12-stores in the liver will last for some years.
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#8 Postby blazin6543 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:36 am

ya i know it can take years to actually run low on b12 and have a deficiency but once it happens and causes problems apparently they're irreversible (so ive read) so im still taking some just on the safe side :)

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#9 Postby Crash » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:25 am

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#10 Postby belleadonna » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:49 pm

It costs a whole heap more if you have to run to the doctor which will happen at some point on a meat diet!! When it comes to your health, you can't spend enough!! :D The SAD diet is killing America and making the doctor's and drug companies fat dogs!!

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#11 Postby blazin6543 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:23 pm

ya i feel the same way :D they like promoting all that crap on tv to get us all fat so we gatta visit the dr take some nice drugs and make everyone rich without us getting any better... I LOVE IT :roll:

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#12 Postby Raw Ambition » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:50 am

That's what I don't understand, the whole B12 thing. They say it takes years to become "defficient" in B12, yet they promote a "supplement" to be taken daily?? how much B12 do you need?? and I've been understanding that if you take vitamins in excess that your body will FLUSH out said vitamin.

It seems to me like it's scare tactics to get the consumer to buy "supplements"

It's been 4 years, and I have not taken a single B12 supplement.. but then again, I may be consuming it elsewhere?

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#13 Postby blazin6543 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:26 am

well i didnt wanna post anything incorrectly so i went to one of my favorite health books and heres what it said:

"Only 3-4 mcg. are needed at minimum, ..."

my multivitamins have 20mcg and my greens+multi has 200mcg so i think im doing ok with b12 :)

"Cobalamin is absorbed primarily from the last part of the small intestine, the ileum. In the blood, it is bound to a protein globulin to be carried to the various tissues. The body actually stores vitamin b12, so any deficiencies may take several years to develop..."

it is true also supplements are way too hyped up these days. its called profits and companies are driven by $$$ not by peoples health these days. there are great companies but most i believe are concerned about the dollar.

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#14 Postby compassionategirl » Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:01 pm

hi!

Whereabouts from Canada are you? If you enter your city into your profile we could see where you are from. Welcome. :D
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#15 Postby blazin6543 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:40 pm

thankiie all :D
actually im from toronto :)


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