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  1. Thanks a lot for all the comments folks. I forgot to mention that I also take a few tablets of spirulina daily for extra nutrition, just in case. And my whole point in asking this question was whether it would be a problem in terms of health to live off of my diet for as long as, not 5 months or 1 year but, say 5 to 10 years or even the rest of my life. I can't help thinking that having a 'variety' of food sources is an important factor to take into account, because of what I read in some books on nutrition. Sure you can basically survive on anything, (e.g. Man VS Wild ) but I am talking about building muscles as well as health in general here.
  2. Hi. I was just wondering if it is okay in terms of nutrition to live off of one type of food on a long term? I live in S. Korea and we have this ground grain powder product thingy available at cheap prices. It contains around 12 to 15 types of grains depending on the maker, and the typical list would be: barley, brown rice, black rice, glutinous rice, black bean, black sesame, sesame, corn, millet, soybean, adzuki bean etc. all together in one packet. Into that I add frozen blue berries, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, apples, bananas and soy milk for breakfast. Well I guess it is okay to have it for one meal a day but do you think it is healthy to rely on it as the main food source? The part I am worried about is I might be missing some essential nutrients only obtainable from plant-based food, like carrots, spinach and all that green leafy stuff? I go to the gym 3 days a week because I am busy with my life at the moment, but I do work out hard. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  3. @Jungleinthefrunk Hey, is that because I am not 100% vegan? T-T
  4. Hi. I just want to ask a simple question here. Basically my daily dietary proportions are: 95% vegetarian 5% pescetarian 1% meat (When having very special occasions) I almost never eat junk food and greasy fatty fast food, and I also eat little. I do yoga and weight training 5 to 6 days a week. I am Asian, so most of my dishes are made of tofu, beans and rice, which means that I rarely consume wheat and cheese or anything that normally goes with the typical Western dish. However, today I met someone dear who I hadn't seen for 8 years and fell into the temptation of having pizza with tonnes of cheese and greasy seafood pasta in a fancy restaurant just because I didn't want to say no to anything she would say. What happened next is, some time after lunch, I find my belly full of gas and start feeling the urge to fart so very often, like every 5 minutes or so. But then I can't let it out because I am walking right next to her. Now that I am back home, I am madly farting like a freed prisoner and the bad part is that I am feeling kinda sick. Could this be the result of what I ate to day? Like my body sensitively reacting to cheese, which is something I very rarely consume? Or am I just needlessly worrying too much? Don't laugh at me! I am a Taekwondo master !!! Thanks in advance. Jun
  5. Hi I am not sure if I can put up this kind of post on this board 'cause it is my personal question. I've been working out for the last few years but I feel like I am still a total beginner as I don't think I am doing it right. The thing is, push-ups work for me whereas bench press doesn't seem to. I was living abroad for one year and during that time I couldn't afford to go to a gym, so I simply did push-ups (40~50x5) once every other day. Now that I am back home, people and my family say I look definitely bigger and muscly than before. Before going abroad, I had been working out harder in the gym and for some reason hardly seen any progress. Now I go to the gym and try bench press again, but I can't still feel that pumped-up feeling on chest muscles to the same degree as when I do push-ups, even though I think I lift up heavy enough, in quite a correct position. What do you think is the problem? Any advice would be appreciated.
  6. Thank you Vegan Joe and zinzen. zinzen, I'd like to know about poo formation. Please tell me!
  7. Now reading the China Study, which is about nutrition and the significance of plant-based diet, I was a bit surprised to see the fact that peanut butter is not safe to consume due to its risk of containing aflatoxin. Anyone has considered about the same or the similar? Please help me, peanut butter is a good affordable tasty one for this bloke guy!
  8. If you were to bulk yourself up, with the body weight of 62kg and height of 165cm, by going to the gym every five days a week, what kind of the 'simplest' meal would work the best? Anyone helps?
  9. Just some days ago I decided to try a vegan diet and tried making one meal using the following recipes; Tortilla wrap with bean and salsa filling 8 large soft flour tortillas 400g/14oz can of refried beans (I used kidney beans instead) 1 quantity of Tomato Salsa (tomatoes, red onion, coriander, salt and pepper) 4 spring onions 1/4 cucumber 1/2 avocado 8 iceberg lettuce leaves (I didn't put them) I thought the taste of it would be nice but it tastes quite bland, and moreover I feel gassy and at a toilet, things from my stomach are separated into little pieces(?) other than as a form of a mass? So I was wondering if I could be allergic to one or so of those ingredients that I used? But I'm not sure which one it is. Anyone can help me? I also take soy milk, peanut butter and tofu etc. (Some days ago, after eating tofu I got stomach ache but sometimes it doesn't happen, confused!)
  10. Hi, my name is Jun. I think it was very lucky for me to have found this website and thank the founder for his work. I'm not sure if I can ask a question here but I need some help. Lately I've been trying to get some muscles by going to the gym 6 days a week, and also decided to be a vegetarian some months ago being affected by my friend who is a vegan. I still eat eggs and sometimes milk in breads or cakes etc. as I've got no knowledge of how to cook proper nutritious vegan meals and yet I want to be a vegan bodybuilder !! (I've seen the film 'earthling' and my decision has become firmer) I'm very much worrying about the food that I eat, as the vast majority of bodybuilders say it is the best way for bodybuilding to consume an animal-based diet, especially such as chicken's chest and eggs etc. I want to show them and prove that it is also possible to get muscles by depending on a plant-based diet, even healthier. Tofu is, I think as a beginner, what I can put a first step on easily, so please can anybody help me with the information about tofu meals which are easy to make? Thank you in advance.
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