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Favorite food for gaining LEAN MASS?

#1 Postby Ravi » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:20 pm

With about 7 weeks to go in the Summer Shape up challenge, I'm realizing that I've got quite a way to go to reach my bodyweight goal. Having been on a mostly raw diet has helped my clean out on the inside, and drop some weight, but now is the time to start gaining!

What is your favorite vegan food for gaining lean mass?

Mine is quinoa (the grain).

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#2 Postby Odidnetne » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:03 am

Well, I'm pretty sure it's lean mass I put on with it, but it's pretty high in calories, and it's a bowl of oatmeal with raisins, natural peanut butter and soymilk (optional, I often just drink the soymilk with it).

Homemade Lentil Soup is another good choice (and personal favorite).

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#3 Postby willpeavy » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:38 am

Definitely lentils
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#4 Postby veganpotter » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:35 am

I ran into trouble losing weight in the winter when I started eating large bean soups...the goal was to decrease calories while increasing consumption for mental reasons but it didn't work which makes me believe it kept my mass on well when I was trying to lose it so beans are key.

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Re: Favorite food for gaining LEAN MASS?

#5 Postby oregonisaac » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:12 pm

Ravi wrote:What is your favorite vegan food for gaining lean mass?

Mine is quinoa (the grain).


I am trying raw quinoa (soaked overnight per veganpotter's instructions) for the first time right now at work, pretty good w/ hab. peppers and chard, but was I supposed to refrigerate it? Had some odd foam on it...

Raw lentils will be my lunch tomorrow! I think I will refrigerate this time...
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Re: Favorite food for gaining LEAN MASS?

#6 Postby xChrisZx » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:00 pm

oregonisaac wrote:
Ravi wrote:What is your favorite vegan food for gaining lean mass?

Mine is quinoa (the grain).


I am trying raw quinoa (soaked overnight per veganpotter's instructions) for the first time right now at work, pretty good w/ hab. peppers and chard, but was I supposed to refrigerate it? Had some odd foam on it...

Raw lentils will be my lunch tomorrow! I think I will refrigerate this time...


Make sure you rinse them before you eat.

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#7 Postby veganpotter » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:59 am

Make sure you drain and wash...those bubbles are gasses being given off from bacteria...its harmless but it tastes better when you wash it first.

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#8 Postby oregonisaac » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:19 pm

veganpotter wrote:Make sure you drain and wash...those bubbles are gasses being given off from bacteria...its harmless but it tastes better when you wash it first.


Yeah...I should have read this yesterday...I choked down about half the bowl before giving up and eating a vega bar. Had a really wierd taste.

Oh well, now I can look forward to it being better next time!

How long do you soak lentils? Same deal with the washing? Should I refrigerate?
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#9 Postby Kathryn » Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:03 pm

Be sure to rinse quinoa many times before soaking. It is coated with a foul-tasting saponin (bitter substance that protects it from insects). Also, quinoa, being so small, just needs to be soaked about 4-6 hours. Then let it begin to sprout for a short time.

For lentils, soak overnight, then rinse 2-3 times a day (more rinsing is required in hot weather). Sprout for about 2 days.

Several sprout 'gurus' don't recommend eating raw beans or legume sprouts, at least not in much quantity (and lentils may be better than most) because they can cause digestive upset. Steaming them for 10-15 minutes might be a good idea.

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#10 Postby veganpotter » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:48 am

I just wash everything together and soak and rinse them together. I never really put the time into sprouting although I'd like to. After the soaking I do refrigerate it but I don't think I need to because I only soak what I would eat in two days.

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#11 Postby Bigbwii » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:22 am

My favourite dish for gaining lean mass is a nice hot bowl of "hard work"

Works every time.... :lol:
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#12 Postby Ravi » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:23 am

expected to hear that from you! :)

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#13 Postby Bigbwii » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:02 am

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#14 Postby CollegeB » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:59 am

What do you put in your bowl of hard work?

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#15 Postby Bigbwii » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:49 pm

1 cup of blood
2 cups of sweat
2 tbl spns of tears
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