Gaining on the 811 diet?

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Re: Gaining on the 811 diet?

#31 Postby evolveahimsa » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:40 pm

I eat a lot of lentils for protein too. I didn't think about powders. 290 g!!! I can't imagine eating that much protein! I struggle to get 70 grams per day. But I don't take any powders or other supps. Maybe I should look into that. The protein recommendations for athletes must be overstated though because I lift like a beast and I don't get a lot of protein. Gaining on the 811 sounds interesting. I like eating fresh fruit. But I wonder about cavities with that much fruit.
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Re: Gaining on the 811 diet?

#32 Postby Nicholas_Weir » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:16 pm

itsjustrobbieok wrote:I get 290grams, its not that hard with tofu, lentils and protein powders

I agree with you 100% man!

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Re: Gaining on the 811 diet?

#33 Postby veganfilmmaker » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:03 pm

Me on 811.

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Re: Gaining on the 811 diet?

#34 Postby powermi » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:59 am

Really nice results! can you post an example of what you eat in a day? i am interested cause i m triying to eat raw, but i find dificult to eat more than 2000 cals per day whitout precesed food.

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Re: Gaining on the 811 diet?

#35 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:51 am

veganfilmmaker wrote:Hi guys, I am new to the vegan bodybuilding site but thought I should throw in my $.02. I have been vegetarian for 11 years, vegan for 9 years, raw for 3.5, and 811 for the better part of a year. I can easily gain muscle mass on a 811 diet. I just need to consume 3000-5000 calories of fruit a day depending on my weight goals and workout regime. Organic fruit can be cheap (if you go to farmers markets and or buy in bulk). The best part is that you feel incredible every day and very high endurance levels.

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Re: Gaining on the 811 diet?

#36 Postby clank72 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:57 pm

You can gain, but you have to keep working out or you will deflate quickly. The protein helps you keep it on but I don't think it's necessary to gain it. You have to keep on lifting to maintain it, it wont be like uncle bob who is still bulky but hasn't worked out in 3 years. Meat does that.

I believe you can gain on any food, like eating just rice followed with a constant workout program, you'd be surprised. All you need is energy and weights to gain. I'm proof. Unless you are trying to get huge or competing, then protein comes along.

811 is fine, but just remember you'll have to deplete glycogen storage's with all that sugar by excessive bodywork, sprints, running, biking and who knows what. Although if you eat fruit in moderation you should be fine. Don't believe all the hype for one second that fruit wont make you fat. If you have low blood sugar it's worse. What Dr Ghram wont tell you is that all that sugar will pour over to fat if the energy is not used. I tried 811 and gained 15 lbs of fat so I'm living proof. I'm also an endomorph and have low blood sugar. So 811 is suicide for that body type.

811 is not for everyone, especially if you are coming from a SAD diet or something, your blood will freak out at first. Just keep it simple man.

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