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 Post subject: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Hey guys, going vegan May 1st and I want to plan my diet out right so that I don't end up with deficiencies. I'm around an estimated 2900 calories for weight loss, and I could use the help of an experienced diet planner to help me pick out what I can start with to make sure I end up with enough protein (important for me as I'm looking to protect my LBM.. need about ~180g protein)

I have put a lot of work into making excel spread sheets with the most common grains, veggies, and fruits and sorted them by their protein purity (calories per gram of protein) and content (g of protein) so it's not like I haven't put in any effort.. I know the good foods I should eat, but don't know if it will be all too feasible to get 180g of protein w/out a vegan protein supplement. I would rather stay away from a lot of soy products (1-3 times per week max)



I can't tell you what out of the more specific grains that I will have access to because I have yet to visit the Whole Foods and look in the bulk section (Currently out of the country, will be my first time going to whole foods when I get back)... but I'd like to include a lot of different ones...





Is hitting my ~180g of protein going to be difficult without supplementation? Like I said, I know the foods I should be eating (i'm not brand new to eating healthy), but I'm just coming up with a blank because I have never dealt with a meatless diet, let alone a vegan diet!


Any help would be VERY MUCH SO appreciated, but even more specific help like 1 on 1 contact via PM or email to plain meals and stuff would be just so much better. I don't really have anything tangible to offer besides my gratitude, but I promise that's worth a lot ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:54 pm 
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You could do this easy! I can help! You have acccess to whole foods right??

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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Here's a sample diet for you that I made on myfitnesspal. It wont paste as a neat graph, pm me and i can email it to you. A bti high in fat but you could tweak it.

Totals

2,829 - cals

294 - carbs

115 - fat

181 - protein

60 - fiber

1,438 - sodium


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Meal 1 - 9am

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

Fiber

Sodium



Silk - Unsweetened Organic Soymilk (Canada), 0.5 cup

40

2

2

4

1

50





Bananas - Raw, 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)

105

27

0

1

3

1





Generic - Oats Steel Cut, 0.75 cup DRY

450

81

8

15

12

0





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595

110

10

20

16

51




Meal 2 - 11 am



Walnut Pieces - Walnuts, 2 Tbsp

183

4

18

4

2

1





Generic - Whole Wheat Cous Cous, 0.33 cup dry

200

40

1

8

4

0





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383

44

19

12

6

1




Meal 3 - 1:30pm



Goya - Chick Peas (Garbanzos), 1 cup

200

40

4

12

14

720





Spinach - Raw, 1 cup

7

1

0

1

1

24





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207

41

4

13

15

744




Meal 4 - 4pm



Generic - Broccoli (Boiled and Drained W/O Salt), 1 Cup

30

4

0

2

2

20





Rice - Brown, long-grain, cooked, 0.5 cup

108

22

1

3

2

5





Lima beans - Large, cooked, boiled, with salt, 1 cup

216

39

1

15

13

447





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354

65

2

20

17

472




Meal 5 - 7pm



Nasoya - Firm Tofu, 0.5 container (1400 gs ea.)

1,040

16

64

104

0

120





Brussels sprouts - Cooked, boiled, drained, without salt, 8 sprout

60

12

1

4

4

35





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1,100

28

65

108

4

155




Meal 6 - 9:30pm



Maple Grove Farms - All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, 2 tbsp

190

6

15

8

2

15





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190

6

15

8

2

15










Totals

2,829

294

115

181

60

1,438




Your Daily Goal

1,230

169

41

46

14

2,500




Remaining

-1,599

-125

-74

-135

-46

1,062






Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

Fiber

Sodium

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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:21 pm 
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wow i've never heard of that website... i am going to check it out

and yeah my email is baxt1412@ravens.benedictine.edu

easier if you just copy and paste it lol

you're a life saver!!! lol


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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:56 pm 
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just saw the tofu there, that's like 20% of my daily fat... i can easily switch that out for other stuff throughout the day to solve the high fat issue.

i'll be including more lentils and beans, maybe some TVP, some wheat gluten, soy nuts maybe... we'll see

but that looks SO DOABLE!! not much fruit, but again i can solve that. thanks a ton


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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Yes youll cut out fat but you will also cut out protein significantly but you get the idea of how you can easily figure this out! its easy being vegan and getting protein, stupid stereotypes!

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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:03 pm 
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i'm going to go out on a limb and say that i'd probably be fine if i couldn't hit that 180 number right? get a variety of foods so i have a complete amino acid profile and meet my calories and everything will more or less fall in place? it's not like my body has a magic number where once i hit 180 it's like okay now i'll start working...

^^idk just me thinking lol. I plan on replacing the tofu with some fruit throughout the day (2 more servings is somewhere around 400 calories give or take depending on sugar content and how much i eat), and probably up the brussels sprouts or something equivalent, up the cous cous a bit, and add a serving of lentils or something.

i figure about 300-400 from fruit
can double the brussels sprouts or some veggie equivalent ~100 calories
do 1.5x the couscous 100 calories
serving of lentils ~300


might add in a bit more good fat like half an avocado or something to get my fats up there a bit more....


like i said, thanks so much.... you made it seem so easy lol.. idk why i was at a stand still, idk why i didn't just TRY to start piecing stuff together lol. thanks alot


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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:15 pm 
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It depends how much you weigh and what your exercise is like, but yes you could probably go lower unless you are a bodybuilder or power lifter. And you can have so much fun with this. Im jealous cause im on a diet i only get 1565 cals a day and it has to be mostly protein....but you have freedom dude! enjoy it! other ideas are sweet potatoes, black beans, red beans, asparagus, almonds, pecans, olive oil, i can prolly think of others if u give me more time.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some help planning my diet out
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:29 am 
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i think i've got most of my chocies down... i spent hours going through online resources of foods and then sorting them by how much protein they have per calorie and stuff... so i've got down the most pure protein sources too, it's just unfortunate that most of them are like spinach and watercress that iwould have to eat like pounds and pounds just to get an actual decent amount of protein lol

Top 5 Grains: (Calories / Protein / Calories per gram of Protein) (obviously ideal would be 4 calories per gram of protein because that is 100% pure)

Vital wheat gluten 370 75 4.9
Oat bran 40 3 13.3
Wheat bran 216 16 13.5
Rye 335 15 22.3
Kamut 146 6 24.3


Top 5 Veggies:

Watercress 11 2 5.5
Alfalfa Seeds 23 4 5.75
Spinach 29 4 7.25
Mustard Greens 15 2 7.5
Broccoli Raab 33 4 8.25


Top 5 Fruits:

Lemon~ 29 1 29
Lime~ 30 1 30
Watermelon 30 1 30
Strawberry 32 1 32
Cantaloupe 34 1 34





Those were all in 100g servings and obviously your products may vary a bit but if anyone is interested I can send you the spreadsheet

cheers


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