Hello from Scotland

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Hello from Scotland

#1 Postby Freddybrek1 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:44 am

Hi there,

My name is Samantha and I am 39 years old, living in Scotland. I've been vegitarian for about 5 years and vegan for the last year. I've been a hobby bodybuilder for as many years but am training seriously for a competition in June next year. I work full time on shifts so like many of you, eating and training isn't easy to fit in to a schedule.

I'm an ethical vegan but lately (don't hate me) fell into the realm of eating eggs as a handy way of getting my protein. However I've only been doing this for a month but am keen to remove them again.

I use Soya protein and everything is home made with protein in mind (seitan, tofu, chick peas etc etc).

Can anyone suggest (UK wise) an alternative that is quick easy but without the moral guilt?

Thanks so much


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Re: Hello from Scotland

#2 Postby mrbear666 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:46 pm

hey Samantha, only been to scotland once (fort william) but it was a beautiful place! welcome anyway, and good luck with your comp :)
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Re: Hello from Scotland

#3 Postby AnotherHuman » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:31 pm

Hi Samantha,

I don't live in the UK, however in the off-chance this applies, here goes for protein suggestions:

-Adding nuts/peanuts to cereal/salads or taking them plain
-A protein powder (looks like Vega is sold on this site)
-Green peas, lentils, pinto beans

To save time, I make a big batch of quinoa or legumes and eat it over the course of several days, and prepare baggies of peanuts/pumpkin seeds, etc. to take as snacks. I also use reusable sandwich bags for the nuts, which cuts down on environmental guilt. Rich Roll also wrote an article on protein; I think someone posted it recently, but here it is again: http://www.richroll.com/nutrition/slayi ... tein-myth/

Hope this helps & good luck on your competition!


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Re: Hello from Scotland

#4 Postby Freddybrek1 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:43 pm

Thanks for the encouragement and advice guys. Really appreciate it.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

#5 Postby muchidna » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:15 pm

I believe the UK has a supplement store similar to my countries www.bulknutrients.com.au , i have seen it mentioned before, but i'm not exactly sure what the link is
i'm fairly sure they sell unflavored rice/pea protein, it's not too palatable on its own, i find the best way to get it down is in a banana smoothie, which is quite nice

just googled it, i think this is the site i've seen mentioned
http://www.bulkpowders.co.uk/shop-by-ra ... in-80.html
http://www.bulkpowders.co.uk/super-pea- ... olate.html
if you do order from them, i'd buy one each of rice and pea protein, and combine them

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Re: Hello from Scotland

#6 Postby C.O. » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:41 pm

Hi Samantha, welcome to the community here! I've been to Edinborough (but i cant spell it). It was amazing. My sister got frightened to death when she heard a dog that no one else heard in the under the castle ghost tour, and the guide said later that many people often see a ghost dog down there haha.

I would search some key words using the search button in the upper right hand corner to see what has been discussed before related to what you are interested in like alternative protein sources to eggs.

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Re: Hello from Scotland

#7 Postby Freddybrek1 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:50 pm

Hi again,

Thanks for the comments again. I don't live too far from Edinburgh and my partner and I usually do one of the ghost tours each year.

I already use a soya protein for my shakes. As of today I have ditched the eggs and am going to rely on home made lentil and bean burgers and sausages to get my protein. This is what I did before but eggs started to become a bit too handy. So no!!

It's amazing when you ask non vegan body builders for advice because they seem to run for the hills when you start to talk nutrition. This can be done. I CAN do this.

Thanks again

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