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Greetings from Miami, FL I am a soon to be graduate student (location TBD), have extreme respect for nutrition and health.


I have been vegan for about three years or so, first sparked by my vegetarian roommate who started educating me on the agricultural/environmental impact that the “standard” ways of diets had on our earth.


Currently I am working (busting my chops, 2x/week) with my trainer in order to ‘lean up’ and define my muscles, albeit actual bodybuilding is not something I would strive for (still love going to the competitions!).


Although my nutrition grasp is pretty on point, I want to see different views on vegan foods when combined with heavy exercise/lifting.


*Quinoa and beans, although my favorite combination, are leaving me bloated and gassy! Have mild intolerance to soy doesn’t help either *


Thanks, and I'm looking forward to reading more posts!

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Hi veggietails, Welcome to the group here. On going nutritional education is important but optimal results from food vary from person to person. Eating a variety of foods is always best, and often you have to do a little self experimenting to find which foods your body responds to best. If you are always bloated and gassy I would try to change things up a bit. Gradual change is good, the body often doesn't respond well to cold turkey diet changes.

Hope to see you posting more with us!



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Hi veggietails, nice to meet you, I'm new here too. I can't eat quinoa or beans either, doesn't sit well with me. I focus on vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Good luck with the training! Like you, I'm also working on obtaining more muscle definition.

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