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 Post subject: Newbie needs help..
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:32 am 
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Hi All!

I'm new to this community and also a newbie to a vegan diet. I'm 28 yo from Brisbane, Australia. I've been training on and off for the last 7 years... (at the moment it's on!) not a body builder but perhaps one day ;-) I've done some fun runs and I'm planning to conquer a triathlon later this year!

My story goes...

I have spent 11 years of battling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and now my Drs are saying it's also Fibromyalgia. They started looking at the possibility of Lupus. Thankfully, the tests say no to lupus. But markers of inflammation are high so they say Fibro too.. Ugh. Not fun!

During one of my intravenous (IV) vitamin injections before Christmas the nurse and I were talking about what we were doing for Christmas celebrations... I said that we'd be having a vegetarian dinner - as family members are vego (and my partner and I previously ate meat rarely - or so we thought). She went onto tell me about how her husband has improved in energy and vitality since becoming vegan and told me that both my Drs are vegan (I think the whole Drs office are vegan - pretty cool). The nurse told me about 'A Delicate Balance' and then went to get my Dr - He also recommended that I see 'Forks Over Knives' - I went home - found the films online and then found some more...then this site and also found a Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitnes video of Robert and Brendan... luckily I am on holidays and had the time to learn lots and confirm some of my ideas. So that was it... life transformed.

It has been and exciting and exhausting 6 weeks! I have been feeling great.... UNTIL I joined a PT group challenge and was told not to eat: tofu, soy, nuts, oranges, cantaloupe, bananas and other high sugar fruits. They want to see our food diaries (which is good). The studio trainers don't really know what to do with me... (they said those words) and have asked me to count calories and stay within 1200 cal 120g protein 120g carbs and 30g fat.

I have an appointment with a Sports Nutritionist who specialises in vegan plans... but not until Feb 2.

Thanks in advance!
Liz.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie needs help..
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:14 am 
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Hey welcome to the forum, good introduction :)

"told not to eat: tofu, soy, nuts, oranges, cantaloupe, bananas and other high sugar fruits"

Why would they tell you that? What do they want you to eat instead?

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie needs help..
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:56 am 
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They didn't give a reason....

taken from their book of dos and don'ts:

Limit or keep out all together: 'High GI and Carb Fruit' 'Fruits like orange, apple, watermelon, rockmelon (cantaloupe)' in that same list they say limit/keep out the obvious ones... energy drinks, ice-cream, cookies, fruit juice.

I think they'd rather I ate eggs and chicken!

I've been eating apples!! and oranges! The trainer said to me one morning that bananas were one of the worst things to eat...

I'm just starting to feel tired and lacking the energy for anything other than training. ugh.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie needs help..
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:10 am 
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WEEK 2 Onward - Monday - Protein Only (No Carbohydrates)
Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Snack 1 Serve Protein

WEEK 2 Onward - Tuesday - Saturday - High Protein Low Carbohydrate

Breakfast
Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Snack
1 serve protein = 1 serve of fruit or a starchy type of Carbohydrate 1 Serve Protein 1 Serve Protein Unlimited Green Leafy Vegetables / Salad 1 Serve Protein
1 Serve Protein Unlimited Green Leafy Vegetables / Salad 1 Serve Protein

WEEK 2 Onward - Sunday - High Protein Low Carbohydrate
Breakfast
Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Snack
1 serve protein = 1 serve of fruit or a starchy type of Carbohydrate 1 Serve Protein 1 Serve Protein with your choice of cheat Carbohydrate 1 Serve Protein
1 Serve Protein Unlimited Green Leafy Vegetables / Salad
1 Serve Protein

You know what they mean when they say protein.......

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie needs help..
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:39 am 
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I've got my hands on Brendan Brazier's Thrive Diet. Planning to follow that -- waiting like a kid before Christmas for my pre ordered book and tank from veganbodybuilding.com. Book out of print atm....

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