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  1. I don't have sources other than my nutrition classes My teachers don't give their sources during lessons.
  2. Never use a slow cooker to cook beans ! Some harmful products found in uncooked beans may hurt your health. However they are destroyed by high temperatures... Higher than the temperatures used in a slow cooker. Boiling still seems the best solution. For the gaz problem, yes you can soak them. The flatulence problem about beans is because beans contains some indigestible sugars who are digested only by the flora in your colon. Which produce gaz (a lot of it) Thoses products are water-soluble, so if you soak 12 to 36 h you'll get rid of the problem. Change water if you can during the soaking, since it will extract the sugars better.
  3. spirulina seems overrated... I don't know how much it costs in america, but here it's so damn expensive it can't be a good protein source. Also, you still have to take your B12 supplement, so it's not a great deal for nutrition... However I'm very interested by the 80/10/10 diet, I think I may follow it on certain days... I don't think it's suitable for me in the long term but a few days in a month or a few weeks in a year seems a good idea. 'll probably buy the book.
  4. I bought this great book, "becoming raw: the guide for vegan raw diets" - I highly recommend it. However, I don't think you can have an high-protein intake ratio on a raw diet. So you have to eat a lot. Anyway, since you are interested in raw food diets, you need to read this book to have full knowleadge of what you are doing.
  5. Oranges are not a great example of good vitamin C intake. A cup of broccolli contains the same amount than a cup of orange but with so much less calories.
  6. I weight lea little more than you (180) and I need 2000 kcal a day to stay in bed all day, 3000 for a normal day and 3500 for a normal day with training. Besides, the "China Study" tends to suggest than you can eat more calories when you are vegan. This haven't been proved but it still good to know. My guess is we have an higher metabolism and maybe because of the enzyme inhibitors in plants. Don't really know. Anyway, you probably have a scale, so you can track your weight and see by yourself
  7. Some studies shows that organic products are more concentrated in good phytochemicals. Indeed, plants "creates" thoses phytochemicals as a reaction against an hostile environment (bugs ect). Conventional products with pesticides does not provide an hostile environment. other than that, arguments for organic products are mostly political, like pesticides being harmful for the environment. And MAYBE for the consumer, we don't know much...
  8. @Beforewisdom That was part of my nutrition classes, currently doing a master degree in food science. I don't know a lot more about it - Excepted that people often quoted Pasteur who said that wine is the healthiest drink known to man - that guy was a genious and we owe him much, but as a lot of scientist he could be plain wrong. I heard somewhere that 1:4 to 1:3 of all milk produced in the USA was drank in milk-shakes. But this apart, it is really impressive how milk is used almost everywhere in the industry. Protein powder is a great stabilizer, for example. Lactose is used in pharmaceutical industry. You can also extract lactoserum, milk fat, ect ect. Overall, the milk industry is the most developped technology in the food industry.
  9. A century ago, in France, we used to produce too much wine. The governement didn't knew what to do with all this wine. So they advertised everywhere: "Science proves that you need to drink three liters of wine per day to stay healthy" True story. I guess history DOES repeat itself.
  10. Here around the mediterrannean sea we add olive oil to almost anything, since it is so delicious. When I'm lazy I just take a bowl of green lentils, add olive oil, salt and just a bit of pepper and it is done. Olive oil is great with almost any vegetables or legumes, I think it's actually the only oil who can be considered as a sauce by itself. You can also make a special sauce, like the sauce pesto (can be made vegan, just remove the cheese it's still good) or the aioli (it's some kind of mayonnaise, of course you can substitute the eggs like for a vegenaise) The pesto is great with pasta and aioli is great with anything solid (Boiled potatoes ?) I don't know if americans can find high-quality olive oils. Some of them are so good you eat your food only for the oil
  11. Welcome Your myspace is very impressive !!
  12. I'm from southern France =) I think the first thing I'll do after I finish my master degree next summer is spend a few months at tel-aviv ! I miss this place dammit !
  13. don't forget avocado ! good omegas 3 Also, legumes would be a good deal for proteins/carbs and calories overall. I see mostly fats here. For bigger caloric intake, eat your legumes with olive oil (good stuff, good ratio) Also, as a guy currently cutting, I'm currently salivating big time reading your diet.
  14. Chalom Roee I went to Israel quite a few times (I can even speak Hebrew... not much but a bit) I like this country, and many persons in my family live there. Nice to meet you ! Good luck for the army, must be though
  15. Zerh

    lil' frenchie

    Salut ! J'habite dans ce coin là également. Là je travaille à Bordeaux mais je rentre à Montpellier en septembre. Je suis personnellement végétarien depuis un an, végan depuis un mois. C'est vraiment un truc à essayer, on ne s'en passe plus Bonne chance pour la suite ! Si tu veux discuter envoie moi ton MSN Tchuss
  16. Well, I seem to have lost a good amount of fat since I started this. I must be around 15% bodyfat - I don't have a scale here so I don't know exactly my progress. My performances in bodybuilding are slightly better too. But the mirror looks definitely better. I haven't been so close to my "ideal body" in my whole life. But I start to have some little problems - like feeling bad for two seconds after I get up. I know this is caused by low blood sugar. Right now I feel a little dizzy. I'm nonetheless wondering if I should worry about it ? Is it normal guys ? Will it last all my diet long ?
  17. This presentation is great. I'd actually like to meet you (if I wasn't accross the ocean ) I understand deeply how you feel. I was a loner too (that only changed in late high school). I think it profundly affected the way I interact with people, even today, where I often enjoy reading an interesting book more than getting drunk in group (althought getting drunk might be fun sometimes) Staying alone for a long time scars us because it forces us to think, in our solitary times... And it makes us live better and stronger. I also appreciate your comments on hipsters... I have always found Che T-schirt to be profundly stupids ("The capitalism selling t-schirts against capitalism, it is some kind of magic"). Sometimes being a hippie is just another word for "doing nothing of my life and smoking pot all day" - which isn't a life in my opinion. No matter who you are you should always lead your life cleverly. Then, people would be fitter and us vegan not seen as some kind of freaks. Anyhow, I'm glad to have read your story, you look like someone with a unique personallity.
  18. Here you got an exemple of a vegan light diet: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21804 2000 kcal total, so cut 200 kcal out of this diet (last meal: "a lot of vegetables" is only 200 kcal instead of 400 if you dont add olive oil) It will be 1800 kcal. Add a little exercise, practice for 2 month, lose a lot of weigh, be happy. You should really eat something today, by the way, starvation is bad.
  19. my congratulations too; I'm sure you are doing the right thing, finally thinking and feeling your life. I know you will find peace
  20. Hello Mike ! My own personnal experience is you actually can lose fat and gain muscle. High protein intake worked for me. If you are already fat and don't have muscles, it will work for you. When you are in better shape, after having dropped a few pounds of fat and gained a few pounds of muscles, you can keep doing this - it will work. However, bodybuilders usually prefers periods where they eat a lot while training a lot and gain tons of muscles, then they switch to a period where they diet while still training. Both works, the second may be more efficient. But If you are really overweight, I'd have trouble telling an overweight person to eat more. I don't think you need to do HIIT - it's very effective for burning fat, but that's very hard for a beginner. Just some cardio twice a week seems to be a great start.
  21. Just a reminder: the best way to lose weight is the one you can deal with. As long as you are in calorie deficit, of course. In my diet plan, I was supposed to don't eat between 7AM and noon. I found it difficult so i just take some calories out of lunch and put them around 10AM. That kind of adjustments makes your diet easier. Just find what is best for you, as long as you stick to it you are guaranteed to succeed =) this is evident stuff but worth repeating.
  22. Fruits are not even that good for losing weight. One or two before training, that's all I can think.
  23. Zerh


    Pour la diete vegetarienne, je peux te conseiller. Si tu es juste vege et pas vegan cedt vraiment tres facile ! Tu peux avoir des apports en protéine tres bons avec du fromage blanc ou faisselle 0%. Si tu es tenté de manger plus vegetal, la regle de base cest de manger des cereales et des legumineuses tout les jours. Je fais avoine au petit dej et lentilles au dejeuner. Sinon du soja suffit. Je te conseille de lire les etiquettes de tout ce que tu achete. La je te repond sur mon iphone mais quand jaurais mon pc dispo, sans doute lundi, je peux te faire le speech sur msn. Envoie ton adresse.
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