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 Post subject: From Brazil
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:25 am 
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Hi everyone. :D
I’m 24 and have been a vegan since october 2008. I changed my diet to vegan in 45 days after watching Earthlings and a brazilian documentary film "A carne é fraca". I kept searching for veganism on internet because it was my only source of information (in 2008 i lived in a small town and i knew no vegans or vegetarians). I really like to be vegan for two reasons: animals and my own health.

When i became adult i became a little lazy adult too although i have been ride a bike (~16km) everyday to go to university for 2 years.
Now im living in a big town. Im doing nothing about exercise here and i want to start a training to gain muscle mass. I have a twin brother. Usually we do everything together but he is lazier than me so i cant count on him to inspire me. I hope this forum could help me. :lol:

Brazilians dont have so many options of vegan supplement (only soy protein, creatine and BCAA, i think). Im not considering import products because its very expensive so im thinking what can i do about that. I dont know if i would like to go to a gym. What equipment i would need to train at home?

Sorry, my English isnt good. xD
If anyone here speaks portuguese or esperanto, please contact me.
This forum will help me improve my english too. :wink:

Thanks, bye! :D


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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Hey welcome aboard! Its interesting to see that veganism isn't very big in brazil, never knew that but we do have a couple of brazilians on the forum :)
You're english seems fine to me matey!
You should start up a log with all of your training, good luck :)
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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:57 pm 
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I guess you will have to be the inspiration for your brother then heh! Sometimes it is motivational when you have someone to compete with.

Protein and other supplements aren't really necessary and not necessarily healthy anyway so don't worry too much about that. Just focus on eating whole, nutrient dense foods and you will be fine.

You can start off doing body weight exercises. Might be fun to work on those type of exercises and use them to start doing some parkour? But if you think body weight exercises will get boring for you, then I'd suggest joining a gym at first. Having access to the gym equipment will give you an idea of what you would need to buy for home if you decide to go that route.

Welcome and good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:05 am 
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Thanks, Rossco and Stcalico. =)
Yes, im planning to do a log. I read about it somewhere in this site. xD


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Sometimes it is motivational when you have someone to compete with.

Yes, i agree.


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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:36 am 
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Welcome Regis!

Brazil is a big meat country yea? Hoopefully you can inspire some fellow country people of yours to make the switch too

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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:12 am 
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Welcome to the VBB community Regis, glad to have you on here. There's at least one other Brazilian person on here so it's great to have another one!

Look forward to seeing you around the board posting, any questions just ask away. Cheers MF.

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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
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Welcome, I'm hoping to visit Brazil later in the year, so hopefully there will be something I can eat there!!

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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Yes, Jub.
Brazilians living in the south say that people here eat a lot of meat and those who live in the northeast and other regions says the same. :lol:

Thanks, Mini Forklift.

AndiMorris, you can eat beans and rice here :lol:
Dont expect to find many options of processed foods in supermarket.
Which city / cities you will visit? If it is a big city so maybe there is vegetarian restaurants.


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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Hi Finch, welcome to the group. There are lots of home workouts posted in this forum, you just have to do a bit of searching for them.

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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
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Regis wrote:
Yes, Jub.
AndiMorris, you can eat beans and rice here :lol:
Dont expect to find many options of processed foods in supermarket.
Which city / cities you will visit? If it is a big city so maybe there is vegetarian restaurants.

I'm not sure yet, it will likely be about 5 or 6 cities.

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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:06 pm 
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I am brazilian too.

Veganism is growing here in Brazil. In my family there are ten vegans.

Last year I was in Miami, Orlando and Tampa and I was astonish with how many vegan options of foods and delicious vegan sandwiches that were at Whole Foods Market.

I live in São Paulo (biggest city in Brazil) and there are some good options here but if you travel to small cities you wont find options.

I've been vegan since 2008 and now I want prepare my body to my first 5k race and I want gain some muscles in my arms.


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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
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Hi Finch, welcome to the group.

Haha, sorry I had to chuckle. You must have been looking at his user rank when you typed that Dylan :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: From Brazil
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I totally was! Haha, you caught me MF. These rating are pretty funny. Maybe ill just start nicknaming everyone by their rating animal name from now on.


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