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Nutrition advice

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:14 pm
by Bwalters82
Hey everyone, first and foremost thanks for this site and all of your inspiration. I've been vegan for a few months and would like a little feedback on my eating routine. First off, I'm a trail runner but need to lose some weight. I'd like to get my body fat %, get stronger and work on speed to run 5k distances faster. I don't cook much and I like simplicity when planning meals. Here's a sample day for me:
2 bananas
2 cups kale
1/2 cup berries
1 scoop Vega all in one

Brown rice
Black beans
Homemade cashew nacho sauce

Repeat these meals

Night snack of one serving of tofu with cashew sauce

2000ish calories
It's simple, cheap and doesn't heat up my small apartment. What do you think?

Re: Nutrition advice

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:11 am
by Fallen_Horse
Age, weight, height, gender? How many grams of protein are you getting in those 2000 calories? How many carbs? Are you taking any supplements or vitamins?

Details are very useful when we are trying to help someone :)

Re: Nutrition advice

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:08 pm
by Bwalters82
Oh yea, I guess that would help. :) I'm a 31 year old guy 5'8"-194-25%bf living in Dallas hoping to move to CO, OR or WA. Upon further inspection, here's the info I have about my food today (which is fairly typical):
Cals: 1750
Pro: 72
Carb: 261
Fat: 43.5

Pro 16%
Carb 59%
Fat 22%

I'll probably add an avocado to reach 2000 cals. I'm taking two servings of Vega All in One to serve all of my vitamin/supplement needs. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance!

Re: Nutrition advice

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:11 am
by stcalico
Your meals look not too bad to me. You may want to add some veggies to your rice or tofu... if you don't like chopping, you can always buy the frozen bags of mixed veggies and dump some in. Try to get in some citrus too... either half orange in your a.m. smoothie, or a little lemon juice in your rice dish. These small changes will add very few calories but lots of nutrients to your plan.

Re: Nutrition advice

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:23 pm
by Bwalters82
Thank you!

Re: Nutrition advice

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:19 pm
by C.O.
Yeah looks good but change it up regularly, its always best to eat a variety of foods in your diet especially fruits and veggies, make sure you aren't getting all the vitamins, nutrients, minerals, etc.