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 Post subject: what your daily meals look like?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:21 am 
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Hey i've read many books and found a lot of information on being vegan but haven't actually seen anyone else live this lifestyle. I've learned how you should eat "this, this and this" but am wondering what a day in the life of a vegan looks like. So my question is what does a day or a couple of days for each meal look like for you? What would you eat if you went about your daily schedule tomorrow for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? I'm just trying to get a good idea if what i'm eating is on point with what others eat. Thanks for your input and your time!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:54 am 
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there is a pretty lengthy thread in here that talks about typical diet.

We all eat differently according to our goals. Maintain, build muscle, lose fat.

This is what I would consider a healthy middle of the road maintenance diet to look like.


Breakfast Muesli with raisins and a few tbsp almonds and berries
Soymilk

Snack: Low Sugar Energy Bar

Lunch: Burritto on a sprouted tortilla filled with black beans, brown rice, avocado, lettuce and salsa

Dinner: Curried lentils and potatoes with steamed spinach and a scoop of chocolate soy ice cream with sliced bananas for dessert

This is probably what I would eat if I was EVER on maintenance. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: what your daily meals look like?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:06 am 
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Here's an example of what I might eat

Breakfast
Oats, chopped dates, banana, rice/oat milk
Water

Snack
2 whole apples/pears/oranges/kiwis......any fruit I like
Some kind of bar - look for the least processed
OR
Fruit plus a handful of nuts & a soy yoghurt
Water
(Some days I will have a shake with rice milk, banana and spirulina too)

Lunch
Lentils and some kind of green vegetable - spinach/broccoli etc
OR
Bean burritos with quinoa and veggies
Water

Snack
Protein shake or fruit smoothie with spirulina (protein shake if it's a workout day)
Water

Dinner
Stir Fried vegetables
Brown rice or quinoa
Salad
Cup of rice or oat milk
Water

Snack 2 hours before bed
Rice cake with peanut butter
OR
Fruit & some nuts/seeds & dates
Water

I drink water in between every meal too.

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 Post subject: Re: what your daily meals look like?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:52 pm 
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Hmmm right now?

Okay...

*280grams spirulina (working my way up to about 350grams i think( eventually i'dlike to have less and add some hemp and sprouted brown rice (sun warrior) to balance out sources; for now I can't afford more stuff) Mixed in about 1/4-1/2 lb frozen strawberries and 2-3 heaping handfuls of cinnamon. Blnded in a vitamix with water filled to the tippy top. Split into 4 servings a day

*Vegetable blend blended with water in a vitamix (1 avocado, juice of 1 lemon. 3 small granny smiths or 2 large ones' 7 large dark green leafy stalks, usually collards, perhaps some bitter herbs too). Drink 30-60oz of that concoction a day,

*2 pieces of fresh fruit, whatever

*about a cup a freshly frozen bananas, handful of frozen strawberries, handful of frozen pomegranate seeds, blended inro a sorbet, before I leave the house and on the way to the gym.

*4 oranges blended in water, pre gym.

*The water of 1 young thai coconut post workout; freeze the meat for future recipes. Building a collection of it :mrgreen:

*2 small zucchini spiralized into spaghetti with sauce of my choice, at the moment sundried and fresh tomato blend, no oil, herbs and spices, touch of agave.

*I add whatever raw food treats I have been making at the time as desired at the moment. May cut this out but it feels good for now and i'm not worried as longas i'm doing cardio somewhat. Playing racquetball this week and other stuff so thats cool. At the moment, treats available in the house are all homemade... Buckwheaties, seed milks and banana bread, all raw of course as that is how I do ;) I would also perhaps be adding a salad greens with oil free dressing here and there eventually. Prepping more stuff as the days go on, samosas, stuffing, mashed cauliflower potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc, etc....

Btw, the intention over here is to build muscle on a clean bulk. I would be consuming more if that wasn't the case....

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 Post subject: Re: what your daily meals look like?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:36 pm 
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Wow that's quite a lot of spirulina. What do you think of the taste? I'm still getting used to it!
I guess the berries and cinnamon would add a lot of their own flavour.

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I think Lean and Green is the only person on the planet that actually can stomach straight spirulina without hurling. 99% of the rest of the population has a gag reflex that won't allow us to do that. :lol:

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Haha. Yeah it's pretty difficult for me to get it down when I have it with water or plain rice milk.. when it's mixed with fruit it's alright.

I'm having a smoothie with a banana, a mango, some spirulina and rice milk right now. It tastes pretty nice. :)

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You can check out what i've been eating here


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 Post subject: Re: what your daily meals look like?
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I think Lean and Green is the only person on the planet that actually can stomach straight spirulina without hurling. 99% of the rest of the population has a gag reflex that won't allow us to do that. :lol:



Ahhh c'mon it's not that bad! If we ever make it out around your ways, which i'm sure we will one day, i'll dehydrate you a spirulina and water cake. It's to DIE for :lol:

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Wow that's quite a lot of spirulina. What do you think of the taste? I'm still getting used to it!
I guess the berries and cinnamon would add a lot of their own flavour.


They do actually. The berries help alot by adding a sweetness factor to the mix but the cinnamon is where it's really at. I have 'D@NA' from the forum to thank for suggesting it's use in my algae blob shakes to make it alot more paletteable. She ROCKS; we met at the ARC in DC ;)

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 Post subject: Re: what your daily meals look like?
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Cool, I might try that soon. Can I be rude and ask how much you spend on spirulina each week/month/ or however often you buy it?

I have a 500 g tub of it that I'm not even half way through yet. You would go through that tub in a couple of days :)

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Does one really need to consume dairy substitute as part of a balanced vegan diet?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:41 pm 
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mlbrandow wrote:
Does one really need to consume dairy substitute as part of a balanced vegan diet?


No not at all. Legumes and green leafy veggies are very rich in calcium, some seeds are too. You need to supplement with B12. The rest of the stuff in milk can be found basically everywhere in whole foods.

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I'm McDougalling hardcore style right now and it feels awesome :D

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offense74 wrote:
I'm McDougalling hardcore style right now and it feels awesome :D


Cool!
I go real high on the starch and low in fat but I eat a ton of protein so I'm def not McDougalling.
Love my rice, potatoes, millet, buckwheat and legumes :D
Do you find it hard to get enough selenium in your diet? I can't get enough if I don't eat rice, aubergines, lentils and/or mushrooms. Americans (jänkare) have it good with their damn selenium rich soils but Swedish soil sucks.

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