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 Post subject: Am I doing something wrong?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:57 pm 
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I have worked out for years. I have eaten vegan for about two years. While I have gained strength, I feel like I should look so much better than I do. I do crossfit 3 days a week. I also hit the gym 2 or 3 days a week to hit any areas that I don't feel like crossfit targeted. For example crossfit does t really do much with your chest so I will make sure to get some bench and incline bench. I also run 3 times a week. 2 runs are normally shorter runs of 2-3 miles. They never exceed 25 mts. So I shouldn't be burning away muscle. Once every couple of weeks I will do an endurance run. Yesterday I ran 7 miles. Here is what I have eaten so far today. I think this represents what I eat daily.

6:30 am protein shake with hemp protein, half an avocado, 1/4 cupcanellinni beans 1/2 a banana and soy milk.

8-9:30 slowly snacked on about a cup to 1 1/2 cups of raw nuts-almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans and cashews.

11:00 another shake. Left overs from this morning. About 8 oz

12:30 black bean and corn quinoa tacos in romain heart lettuce wrap. A few dried figs. Half a tangerine.

1:30 other half of tangerine and banana,

3:00 protein shake with water.

In addition to this I have had a ton of water, I'll workout at 4:30, have a shake after I workout, a light dinner and maybe a shake before bed. I feel like I eat very clean. I feel great but I just don't feel like I look great. I'm 30 years old. I weigh 155lbs, bench 240 lbs, squat 275, can do 25 unbroken strict pull-ups etc. do I just need to be patient what I'm doing or change something? I want my love handles gone and more definition in my abs and arms. Thanks for all of the feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I doing something wrong?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:05 pm 
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I am not seeing a sufficient Vitamin A and K source. Other than this, your diet looks super healthy.

Just remember, Vitamin A, D and K regulate everything in the body; either independently or in conjunction.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I doing something wrong?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:55 am 
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What are you trying to accomplish? If you are trying to get bigger you should probably eat a lot more than you are with that amount of exercise. If you are just trying to get more cut, maybe you should try something higher in intensity like hiit.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I doing something wrong?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:08 pm 
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For some reason I have been locked out and had to create a new user name. Anyways, my goal is to get cut. In regard to the first post, I eat things that contain those vitamins. I just didn't list them by mistake. Most protein smoothies have at least a handful of spinach. I have veggies at every meal. Most of the time they are raw. I want to be cut like frank medrano. I have worked out for way too long. I've started eating like my current diet for about a month now. I hate healthy before but had too many cheat days and to much alcohol. Is what I'm doing now going to get me there? Here is what I look like now. I know it's not bad, but I don't have lots of definition.


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