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  1. What are your goals? You look pretty fit now. I have found it much easier to stay on the lean side since eating a primarily raw vegan diet for over 2 years now. How are you liking it so far?
  2. Okay MDV, sorry for the assumption. The dinners just sounded like processed food. Thanks for the correction. But then there's the ff soymilk from Krogers.... hmmm that sounds processed.
  3. Okay, here's my take on it. I agree if you are working out that you need more calories on average than 1500 unless you are really really small (like me:). In the morning I would suggest adding some greens to alkalinize and to balance the sugars in the fruit. Plus all that great fiber they provide along with easy to absorb minerals. Lunch seems good as long as you are not coating the salad with a processed dressing. Dinner it would be good to eliminate the processed food and eat real food instead. Lots and lots of veggies possibly adding in beans, small amount of rice or quinoa and even another small salad.
  4. My legs build easily and seem to be the last place the fat leaves. I have found that I still need to workout my lower body but no heavy weights. Using a bike in low gear or a stationary bike at lower resistance seems to work the best. Long, slow boring cardio does not seem to do as well as high intensity interval training for fat burning. Staying low fat with my diet and staying away from salt, sweets and processed foods are also a must for me. Eating high water foods and lots of alkaline foods (tons of blended greens) also has been extremely beneficial. Keep up the questions and post what you are currently doing and how you are progressing. Sometimes it takes a lot of tweaking to find what works best for your metabolism.
  5. I agree with Fallen Horse, I don't think you can have bulk and be super lean without good protein powder. I have been extremely lean with decent muscle mass without it but if you want bulk I think it would be really difficult. You would need to do almond yogurt, coconut yogurt and still I think you would need whole foods powder supplement. Keeping alkaline will help you to lose fat faster also.
  6. I agree the website looks terrific after its much needed overhaul. I normally go straight to the forum so didn't know about it until after see this thread. Great job!
  7. Looks like you are doing a great job Zoe. It helps to start with a good shape but the weightlifting seems to have emphasized all the right things. Great Job!
  8. No offense taken. I am not condemning grains and have tried almost all of them but do not do well on them. There are a lot of gluten-free grains. I think too in the US the growing and processing of grains may be very different than other parts of the world and this affects their digestion and absorption. If someone who has adult onset diabetes just goes from processed foods to whole foods including whole grains of course that is going to help them. Just getting off the SAD diet onto a more plant-based diet would do that. But too many times I see folks who just stop eating meat but don't use enough real foods such as vegies and fruit to get their nutrition. And synthetic vitamins will not replace real food. (Synthetic vitamins are a whole discussion on their own.) Just getting more people in the USA to eat more real food would help lighten the health care system load. From what you wrote sounds like Jack Norris has his target audience that he is trying to reach and improve their health. But to me it still looks like a no meat, no dairy version of the food pyramid. Just my opinion. I am not an extremist on any front nor an alarmist. I do tend to be a rebel and usually about 10 years after I make changes either in the way I practice veterinary medicine or my own lifestyle it starts becoming more mainstream. But I am also practical, realistic and down to earth. I do appreciate your comments and information.
  9. We do blood work in animals for food allergies and they are fairly reliable now. They've come a long way. Muscle testing is another good way to confirm what is best for your body and what you should avoid.
  10. Hi Colin, Glad you are here. There are lots of folks ready to help out here. Sounds like you are already well on your way to preparing for the City to Surf. There is always something to learn about fitness no matter how much you know - that's for sure. Dr. Debra
  11. I ate very little grain, medium to high protein, lots of veggies, little fruit, some dairy prior to stopping meat and dairy. Now am mostly eating a raw vegan diet with mostly vegies, medium fruit, no grains, small amount of nuts. I lost weight when I stick to this way of eating. Have occasionally gotten off track and only then do I add body fat/weight. When I err too heavily on fats or cook/bake too much for others (hard for me to cook or bake without tasting). Eating loads of greens and starting my day off with green smoothies keeps my nutrition and hydration up and is a key to success for me. Too much fruit or too much fat cause issues for me. Staying away from man-made foods and sticking with whole foods (including condiments) also a big factor. I don't think it is just about calories but calories do count.
  12. I agree about chewy... Especially after a season of gelding horses!
  13. Sounds like great incentive to re-vamp your diet and experiment with new things. Baking gluten free is pretty easy using almond flour. Some of the other gluten free flours are nasty tasting. You can find Bragg's in any grocery that has a health food section. Cultured foods would probably be really good for you. There is Bubbie's Sauerkraut and Rejuvenative foods cultured veggies. You might find Garbanzo beans are okay, they seem to be different than the rest. And you may need to use protein powders to boost your calories for awhile.
  14. [quote name="Atki" Plenty of Bananas' date=' Dates and Almonds, Lite Soy Milk, Muesli, wholemeal Pasta, Tofu, Soy Yoghurt, Avocados, Red Kidney Beans and Wholegrain Wholemeal Bread. And moderate amounts of Grapes, Apples, Pears and Nectarines, Zucchinis and Carrots, Tomatoes etc. In the mornings its normally Muesli with Nectarine and Pear with lite soy milk or a banana, date and almond smoothie. Later would be salad sandwichs with hommus, lettuce and tomato or red kidney bean burritos with tomato and lettuce. Dinner typically will be a pasta with tofu and veges or a mix of anything in the fridge but with a combination for all the macronutrients. [/quote] Wow, I could not eat that way and have any lasting energy. Come to think of it I have eaten that way and my energy level was a roller coaster. I would have to eat often just to not crash. Where are the greens?? I suggest you try adding in a large amount of greens, eliminate the refined carbs like pasta, bread and try replacing that breakfast with a big Green Smoothie. That will give you fruit for calories and tons of greens for sustained energy. Might stick to low glycemic fruit like apples or pears. Adding the minerals and fiber from the greens should help a lot. I have lots of recipes if you want suggestions. My morning brew is 1 bunch greens (I prefer kale), 4 stalks celery, 2 apples or pears, 1 lemon (peeled), 1 jalapeño, small piece of ginger root, a handful of parsley and/or cilantro. Not for the faint of heart! But extremely energizing, filling and it will wake you up! Just try to start with a huge green smoothie to which you can add some ground flax or hemp powder or something along those lines and see how you feel. I'm sure the night hours don't help but since you can't change that then it is even more important to re-think your diet.
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