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  1. http://www.ezyhealthfood.com/ They have Sun Warrior Protein, yum! (Grr, can't believe you guys can't have hemp protein here, and don't get me started on the price of bananas! There goes my nutrition plan!)
  2. I have 2 tubs of Vega whole food health optimizer and about 2.5 lbs of spirulina I can't take with me. I'm selling them for $50 each. Please contact me if interested, I'll ship anywhere!
  3. I think the problem is the high fiber, too. Try a smaller serving of the food you're talking about, and add more protein-specific powder if needed.
  4. It's nothing special, but I posted just a regular arms-length pic for my profile, and I'll get a good flex pic or something later! Anything to help you out! I'll also be ordering more books soon for the people at my gym!
  5. How much protein are you getting from food, normally? What is are body weight, goals, and workout like? This information will help us guide you appropriately.
  6. I'm bad and use my good ol' running shoes for running, biking, sports, and lifting. The exception is hiking, for which I have some sturdy boots.
  7. I say there's no harm in taking some extra omega 3 and DHA, so you might as well. Also, 3 years is a really short time for your diet to have effects that severe. I wouldn't worry, but take a supplement just in case. Good luck!
  8. Yogajournal.com is a personal favorite of mine.
  9. There's a product out there called Mimicreme, it's soy free and pretty good if you're willing to shell out like $6 per carton.
  10. On my legs and shoulder days (I combine them), it's squats, deadlifts, lunges, overhead shoulder press, pulling the weighted bar up (don't know what that's called), and finishing with shrugs. The way my personal trainer explained it is that you start with the biggest/most muscle groups, then work your way down to fewer/smaller groups. Shrugs are pretty small compared to deadlifts, so, according to this reasoning, after is better.
  11. I was on 1000-1300 for a year and nothing happened, I was just EXHAUSTED and fat. Now that I'm up to 1800 I have to work extra hard to maintain my weight, but I have plenty of energy, generally. I've been on 1800 for about 4 months now. My trainer says the way I time my proteins is important so I want to get this right.
  12. I use Iron-Tek, which I found at Super Supplements, I don't know if you guys have that where you are. It's a vegan tablet.
  13. I love food too, but supplements are pretty important for me. I can only have 1,800 calories even on my heaviest training days, so in order to get enough protein I really need to focus on supplements, unfortunately. (I have a metabolic condition that is not yet under control.)
  14. What about Vega vibrancy bars? They're easy and pretty calorically dense. Peanut/almond/sunbutter is pretty good, as are nuts and trail mixes. Hope this helps! I like clif builder bars, but they have a lot of sat. fat and soy.
  15. I can't find this anywhere, so if it's been posted before I'm sorry. My trainer keeps emphasizing the "speed" of proteins, saying I need a fast protein like whey at certain times and a slow protein like casein at other times. What are the vegan equivalents? I can't find this info anywhere. Thanks for any help!
  16. This is my "go to", but I'm big into mushrooms: http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=73
  17. I find that a fast-digesting carb right after a workout helps recovery. Try a piece of fruit or sports drink. Rice and beans are very fiber rich, so would take longer to be absorbed.
  18. Prepare for your life to change forever, and I'm honestly not being flippant. I LOOK for excuses to blend now!
  19. I LOVE Daiya but I try to use it SUPER sparingly since the nutrition facts are not as good as one would hope, but every now and then it's an AWESOME treat. I like to grate some into mac and "cheese" for optimum gooeyness.
  20. It's boring, but don't underestimate how much flavor a splash of good vegetable stock can add. There are also some great seasonings and rubs in the meat department, if you can handle the ickiness. Also, sriracha is good on everything!
  21. I like to chop up salad goodies and put them in individual tupperwares. That way, when I'm hungry, I have some greens with protein and veggies all chopped, washed, and ready to go, I just have to add dressing. This will last all week usually, depending on what you add.
  22. So simple but SOOO tasty. 1 serving chocolate sun warrior + 1 cup water or almond milk + 1 tbsp nut butter = best dessert ever.
  23. I just got hired to my first real fitness job as a yoga instructor at my gym this week, and I'm really excited. For those of you that have worked in this type of environment, any advice? I'm nervous about having to deal with such a wide spread of skill levels, all of my experience has been as a student in actual yoga studios, and I used to teach kids. I'm pretty excited, plus its an extra chance to plug veganism every week!
  24. If you're looking for just regular spirulina, the cheapest I've ever seen is veganproteins.com, and I know that everything they carry is fantastic. Definitely check them out because they're friends of the forum and always have great stuff for great prices. That being said, I'm not too familiar with Now or Ultimate Life.
  25. If you want to gain muscle, you'll want to add calories and macronutrients, especially protein. Any more information you can offer would be helpful, like what your training schedule is and what your diet contains, then we can be more help!
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