Getting back into training as a Vegetarian

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Getting back into training as a Vegetarian

#1 Postby SportyDog » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:42 pm

Hey all,

Well I haven't really trained seriously for about a year. I've been busy with work and all for years and have gotten really out of shape. I know I can get it back and I'm planning on going for a more lean look this time, less bulk and better health all around.

I've got my Before pics taken but I'm a bit reluctant to post them until I've made some definate progress.

I decided to go vegetarian about 4 weeks ago, my weight then was 253.

My current Stats are 6'1 246, I'm going to get back to training here this week. With my new lifestyle of eating I'm really curious how training is going to go.

Anyway, these are my old images a couple years ago, I was about 225 here. Obviously I've lost muscle and gotten fat so you can imagine my hesitation in posting my before shots, but I'm thinking I'll be proud of them when I can put them up next to my After shots. ;)

This is where I want to get back to , but leaner

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Re: Getting back into training as a Vegetarian

#2 Postby robert » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:55 am

Awesome muscle size!

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Re: Getting back into training as a Vegetarian

#3 Postby I'm Your Man » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:56 am

wow, you have a body that can be very large and muscular.
On a vegan diet you can come back to this and even better, focusing on fruits and veggies to lose weight and give plenty of energy and vitamins.
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Re: Getting back into training as a Vegetarian

#4 Postby beforewisdom » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:48 am

Welcome to VBB and congratulations on going vegetarian.

You might find this link about basic vegan nutrition useful. There is a lot of bogus information out there. This link points to solid information by professionals with credentials:


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Re: Getting back into training as a Vegetarian

#5 Postby Lean and Green » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:24 am

you a big boy! Got some nice size on you. Should be fun cutting that all up and losing the bf you wanted to. Look forward to seeing after pics :D
Where do you get your protein?

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Re: Getting back into training as a Vegetarian

#6 Postby SportyDog » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:24 pm

Thanks everyone. I was about 11% BF in those pics, so still lots of cutting to do there even. I'm thinking I want to eventually crack 10% Idealy hit 8% maybe 205lbs. I'm up in the high 20's now so a LONG LONG way to go. I'm still getting the diet down. Learning about new food and all. I really love it. I'm hoping to cook my first seitan steak this week and have found the pre-made Tofu section at Whole Foods and fell in love with it. BBQ Tofu rocks. I haven't been to the gym the last 4 weeks of my diet, so now I'm ready to get started eating healthy veggie, not just veggie. I work all this weekend so Monday is the day.

I haven't been really dieting vegetarian, just eating all I want vegetarian for the last few weeks. Starting next week I'm moving closer to Vegan (I will get there) and I'm starting my eating journal and workout journal and starting the diet portion of my vegetarian eating, so gonna cut back on the bread and french fries!

I'm excited! I'll have some new pics soon!

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