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  1. id stick with your plans to change the pre-workout drink to bcaa+g supp. im a fan of xtend although im sure it's not vegan/vegetarian friendly. the grape flavor is the best tasting pre/post workout supp i've ever tried. everything else looks good. just keep eating enough
  2. My mother mentioned that to me just the other day. Was kinda glad to hear it. She's in excellent shape herself. From what I was told, she has to stop doing it from time to time because she get's 'too buff'
  3. That's great & good luck! I highly recommend keeping a photo log to review from time to time. It's a great way to stay motivated. Post yours on the forums when you get done if you do keep a log.
  4. mikkah1987: That's great and I hope you are enjoying the program. I'm not sure what the difference in the protein requirements for women and men are but for me I was getting around 15-35 grams of protein per-meal. No scientific calculations here.. Just tasty & healthy foods! This page here should give you a good idea of what your protein requirements are based on your activity level. Gardein makes great vegan meat substition products that are amazing. This made managing fats & carbs and getting enough protein much easier. You can check their website and find a store near you. They have a very nice customer support team so if you cannot find them in a store near you then don't be afraid to ask them to start stocking there. There website said that the Kroger's near my home stocked their products but this wasn't the case when I contacted all the Kroger's nearby. After letting Gardein know about the issue they had it being stocked at all of the Kroger's within 3 weeks. davidmNY: I'm the same way.. I like to know exactly what I am, have done, and will be doing before even beginning a new exercise routine. This program is easy to understand because it's written out completely for you and the program provides to tools necessary to make tracking your progress very easy. Here you can find the P90X Excel Worksheet. Alternatively, you can print them from a pdf file that you can get from here. As for the diet, I just stuck to vegan foods that I know and love. The main thing I focused on was eating my most energy rich meals during the times of the day that I require the most energy. This is usually breakfast, lunch (2-2.5 hours before training) and my recovery drink. The recovery drink was made of mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries), oats, and protein powder. My protein powder was a 70% and 30% mixture of Gemma and Rice Concentrate flavored with premium french vanilla from TrueProtein.com. I hope I answered both of your questions with the detail you were hoping for. If you have any others please feel free to ask because I'd love to help anyone looking for help. Thank you all so much for your compliments and wish you the best with your health and fitness goals!
  5. 1 cup of mixed berries (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry) 1/2 cup of oats 1 scoop protein powder (70% Gemma,30% Rice Concentrate,Premium French Vanilla flavor) 1 scoop Scivation Xtend Grape 1 tbsp peanut butter about 1 1/2 cup of water this is usually my morning meal. the difference in my morning shake and post-workout shake is 3 scoop vs 1 scoop xtend, no peanut butter, 1/4 cup oats vs 1/2 cup.
  6. I began eating vegan about a month or so before beginning the program. It definitely changed my life and the greatly added to the drive I have to pursue even more ambitious goals of mine. My starting weight was 155 and end weight was 145. I'm about to begin the program yet again, as soon as I recover from a recent illness, and am expecting even greater results. I only had access to 25 and 35lb dumbells but I have an entire weight training setup now and hopefully wont be as 'boney' this time around. Anyway, here's my results! http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/3913/p90xresize.jpg
  7. yep i did. it was the turning point for me to move to a vegan diet and i wouldn't turn back to my old ways either.
  8. I've been having great results with 70% Gemma Pea Protein and 30% Rice Protein. It yields an amino acid score of 153 on NutritionData.com.
  9. Today I purchased Deva Nutrition's Vegan Multivitamin which hopefully will not come with any side effects such as digestive issues of the supplement. The majority of reviews I've read are positive so I'm very optimistic. Anyway, what's YOUR favorite vegan multivitamin?
  10. Marcina said it very well so no need for me to add anything. I'll vouche for this! One banana an hour before bed time seems to help me sleep.
  11. I use 70% Gemma Isolate, 30% Rice Concentrate, Protease Enzyme Complex, and Banana Bash Premium flavoring from trueprotein.com. They have a system where you can build a custom protein powder blend. I've had great results and definitely enjoy the flavor of this particular mixture.
  12. I've been taking Greens+ for about 3 months now and I was wondering what everyone's personal opinion on this product was. Also, does anyone have a recommendation for any health supplement products like Greens+ that would actually be better? I eat a serving of vegetables atleast once daily (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, squash) and was wondering if I need to even take a supplement like Greens+. I'm aware that it does have health benefits but if I'm already consuming a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts then is it really worth the $40 to purchase Greens+?
  13. Thank you very much for your helpful information. If I'm placed on anti-biotics in the future I will definitely remember what you've said.
  14. I'm in full agreement here but above all else you should see a doctor. It helps to do your research and try to diagnose yourself but in any case you still should see a doctor.
  15. Woa.. I agree apple. Who would want to do a diet that restrictive?!?! I already burnt out on this style of dieting.. as you may have noticed from me previous post. I love food and I want to enjoy the foods I eat. On this diet it's very hard for me to do that on the low days. I would recommend less restriction on this diet for anyone who is thinking about trying this.
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