I've just joined this fantastic community and would like your advice. I've been a vegan for 8 months and been training for just over 2. I've been helped a great deal by Pete from veganbodybuilding.org; he's the coolest vegan I've met so far! He suggested a new routine which I'm doing twice a week for about 90 minutes per session. I'd like to train more but, due to my job, is sometimes difficult. However I've just joined a new company which has a gym so I'll be hopefully be able to squeeze in extra sessions.
I sometimes worry that I'm not eating enough to grow, so I'll write my typical day and would like your opinion.
wholemeal cereals with soy milk, jam on wheatbread
1 banana 60 grams of cashew nut & almonds
this can obviously vary: if I'm working I'm limited with what's on offer at the canteen; usually I have plate of mixed beans, veg curry or nut burger, potatoes and broccoli on the side. At home I may have some pasta, rice, cous-cous or quinoa
wholemeal pitta/bread stuffed with tofu, carrots and peanut butter, 1-2 pieces of fruit
mock meat (nut cutlets, pies etc.) veggie on the side some houmous, 1-2 pieces of fruit
Isolate soya protein shake mixed with 200ml (0.05 fl oz) and a banana.
I aim at drinking at least 3-4 litres (0.8-1 fl oz) of water each day. I've put on about 2kgs (4.4 lbs) in just over 2 months and it shows a bit; however I'm not sure if I should have improved more. My weight is now 80 kg (176lbs) and I'm 6ft tall.
I'd very much appreciate any suggestion regarding my diet and training...thanks!