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 Post subject: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:41 pm 
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People are telling me that I cannot gain lean mass on a vegan diet. Now I know all you do not prescribe to that notion. I am not into pictures or posting them on the web but i took this one this morning. I think I have put on some muscle but of course am striving to get bigger. I appreciate all of your feedback, I know I have a lot of work to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Those people are wrong. You CAN gain lean mass on a vegan diet. Your muscles are looking pretty good to me! Good job! Keep it up :)


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:54 pm 
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You're looking great. :) I love your arms.

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:15 pm 
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You look great, and of course you can gain lean muscle mass on a vegan diet. Vegans have a ton of high-protein, low-fat foods to choose from. Just keep up the protein and carbs and keep lifting.

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:18 pm 
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Nice biceps and shoulders

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:22 pm 
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Just eat a lot. I've gained 6-7kg in the past 6 weeks. But I eat a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:07 am 
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You look great!
Gaining weight is not a problem for some of us vegans, so it's not the diet.... I'm kinda big... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:43 am 
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I have to agree with the consensus. You look like you're in good shape already. With the help of the experienced folks here, you'll be adding more lean muscle as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:04 pm 
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Yup gotta eat. I've been sitting around plenty lately hoping I'd get bigger, it hasn't happened. The more I sit the less hungry I feel. :cry: I had a good time, but need to get back in the gym and work up an appetite.


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:52 pm 
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It seems like for men all they do is eat alot and they gain mass but for me when I eat a lot, I gain fat, even when I am lifting heavy and eating clean, and it takes me forever to get the fat off.

I've been told to eat no more than 200 calories above maintainence. How do I gain lean muscle mass without gaining too much fat? I know some is inevitable but I want to gain about 8-10 lbs of mass. Any suggestions? I'm 4'9 (144 cm) 94 lbs (42 kilos) 23-25% bodyfat (skinny fat, I look thin with clothes).


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:52 pm 
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It seems like for men all they do is eat alot and they gain mass but for me when I eat a lot, I gain fat, even when I am lifting heavy and eating clean, and it takes me forever to get the fat off.

I've been told to eat no more than 200 calories above maintainence. How do I gain lean muscle mass without gaining too much fat? I know some is inevitable but I want to gain about 8-10 lbs of mass. Any suggestions? I'm 4'9 (144 cm) 94 lbs (42 kilos) 23-25% bodyfat (skinny fat, I look thin with clothes).


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:16 pm 
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How much protein do you take in? Do you do cardio?

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:57 pm 
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WHEN I eat seems to be a determining factor. Evenings meals and especially late night food, when my metabolism is lowest, (especially if that evening's activities won't burn many carbs) seem to translate more to fat for me. Meals an hour or two before or after my lifting seem to be more efficient in adding muscle. :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:08 am 
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I take in about 100-125 grams of protein, I've taken up to 160 grams. I weigh 94 lbs.
I also don't eat late at night, stop eating complex carbs around 3 pm unless I work out later in the afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mass on a vegan diet?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:08 am 
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I take in about 100-125 grams of protein, I've taken up to 160 grams. I weigh 94 lbs.
I also don't eat late at night, stop eating complex carbs around 3 pm unless I work out later in the afternoon.


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