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Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:29 am
by asgard
I don't really know what else to call the thread. :roll:

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This is kind of my starting point. I will be experimenting with several competition diets in order to see what really makes me feel best up to my competition date, the first one being April 13th. I will be experimenting with high protein intake vegan, raw vegan, and low-fat raw vegan nutrition. I have had very little success with a regular competitor diet and my skin and energy quality has suffered greatly because of it.

I am 5'6" and my intake is around 1800-2000. I am actively building muscle until January, when I will start my "in-season" training. I change my training up every four weeks, always including a combination of heavy lifting with lighter training that focuses on flexibility so that I am hitting all my muscle fibers. I have had a lot of success in the past as a low-fat raw vegan, so I am heavily considering moving back into that to compete. I previously didn't think it was possible at all until I found Erin Moubray. :heart:

I am wondering if there is any other people in the DC area OR Vancouver, BC that compete in bodybuilding, fitness modelling, etc? Is there is anyone going to the OCB Baltimore show (April 13) or the WBFF Vancouver (June 13)? I am definitely looking to meet people of similar interest - it is very hard around here in DC, I find! Back home in Vancouver, though, I feel like all the WBFF competitors that are vegan live there!

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:40 pm
by C.O.
I think your title sums it up pretty well. Good luck with the diet experimentation. I think its great. Everyone's bodies are a little different and work better or worse with certain food combinations. Nothing wrong with the guess and check method.

-Dylan

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:44 pm
by C.O.
I think your title sums it up pretty well. Good luck with the diet experimentation. I think its great. Everyone's bodies are a little different and work better or worse with certain food combinations. Nothing wrong with the guess and check method.

-Dylan

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:55 pm
by mrbear666
good luck with your goals, i would love to go raw one day too! how did you find it when you have tried it in the past? :D


mike

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:06 pm
by jamesxvx
perfect.

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:14 pm
by asgard
mrbear666 wrote:good luck with your goals, i would love to go raw one day too! how did you find it when you have tried it in the past? :D


mike


Thank you :) and to everyone else for their interest and support.

I think it was the best way I ever ate, to be honest. I think the best part was the complete lack of deprivation. I could eat when I was hungry; I could eat until I was full. I was the leanest I had ever been (though not as lean as I can be, due to too much cardio!) and I had the most energy I ever had. The added pluses were the fact that my skin was fantastic and all allergies I had ceased - really quite a huge plus for me because I get cystic hives from pretty much everything not vegan and organic. It kind of makes me wonder why I ever stopped! I know for a fact I did not eat enough, so with all the knowledge I have gained in the last while, I am really excited to see what will yield from it. I would definitely try it out!

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:21 pm
by mrbear666
yeh i think its the best way to eat by far, but expensive thats the only thing that puts me off, i did it for about a week then went back to rice potatoes breads and still alot of fruit. how long have you been vegan for? will definately follow your journal :D

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:38 pm
by asgard
mrbear666 wrote:yeh i think its the best way to eat by far, but expensive thats the only thing that puts me off, i did it for about a week then went back to rice potatoes breads and still alot of fruit. how long have you been vegan for? will definately follow your journal :D


I am totally surprised you said that, haha, I found that eating meat and dairy was so much more expensive! One thing that is awesome is when you go out to eat, is that your bill is going to be significantly smaller than a non-vegan, at least! I have been a vegan my whole life, except the last two years (on and off, biggest mistake ever).

I am definitely going to do a price comparison now and I'll report back my findings too. :)

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:45 pm
by mrbear666
i can get 25 kilos of potatoes (about 55lbs i think) for £10 whereas i can eat £10 worth of bananas in a day no problem :lol: your whole life? wow thats cool, ive done nearly a year now but wont ever go back! are you going to post your training on here too? (ill stop asking you questions now i promise! :lol: )

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:01 pm
by asgard
Yes I will :)

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:52 pm
by Comingtocyberspace
I will be following your blog since I'm curious to see which vegan diet works for you before comp.

vegan diets can be pricey too. Nuts, seeds, almond butter, sprouted grains cost a lot. Organic fruits and veggies also cost a lot. An organic red pepper can cost $5 a pound which is crazy. If a fruit isn't in season than that cost adds up. If you like grapefruit, try a pummelo. Pummelos are in season now and it tastes so good. It looks like a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee grapefruit LOL.

good luck

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:56 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Careful with MrBear666, he's biased towards potatoes!

Good luck with your competition goals, what division are you going to be competing in? Diet is everything, my advice would be not to go too overboard with the cardio as that's going to be a useful tool as you move into the final weeks of your prep :)

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:39 am
by vegan_rossco
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Careful with MrBear666, he's biased towards potatoes!

Hahahahha

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:40 am
by mrbear666
:lol:

Re: Vegan Competitor

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:04 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I speak the truth !!!!