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  1. I took 2-4 grams of gelatinized maca in my post-workout shake. I never noticed a difference while taking it so once my supply was out I did not repurchase it. However it's suppose to help you recuperate faster from your workouts.
  2. She said she gave up veganism due to some health issue. I bet she was deficient in something and was too lazy to figure out what it was. I've been vegan for a little over a year now and I can see how being a healthy vegan is harder in this society then being an omnivore. I feel like by being vegan we have to relearn a lot of what we were taught and it takes dedication to figure out what works for us. Some people just aren't up to it. Just my two cents!
  3. Can someone tell me if there is a correlation between working out often (6-8 times a week) and getting sick more often? I rarely get sick, maybe once a year but in the past three months I've been sick three times. It started right about when I incorporated running into my lifting routine. I'm training for a half marathon so I can't cut the running out and I also refuse to give up heavy lifting. I just need to figure out why my immune system is not in top shape. I've upped my protein intake a couple weeks ago to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. I also started incorporating zinc and yesterday I started taking vitamin c. I'm not sure what else to do. Any help and insight would be appreciated!
  4. So are BCAA's worth it? I'd love to know from personal experience. I'd love to hear from women who've taken it since the only person recommending it to me right now is a 240 pound meat eating body building male. And does anyone want me to use their True Protein referral code?
  5. Would this help you? http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
  6. It is not, but they do carry one that is: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21844&p=239116#p239116 The shipping costs seem high, but compared to other sources it's on par. It's cheaper for me to buy and ship from them in CA to NJ than it is to buy from protein factory which is in NJ. This is the one I read was vegan and the one I was looking into purchasing: http://www.trueprotein.com/Product_Details.aspx?cid=33&pid=6945#Details From the link posted on the previous post it seems everyone is raving about EAAs more so then BCAAs.
  7. I highly recommend one! Blendtec is suppose to be good too and you can find deals on them if you look. Costco sometimes has them on sale and if you don't like it Costco will take it back.
  8. I would ask for a spotter. I'm usually the only female lifting weights when I workout and guys have no problem asking me to spot them and vise verse. Having a spotter helps me have more confidence to try more weight then I ever would on my own. Plus its better to have a spotter then having to have someone help you lift a bar that is stuck on your chest!
  9. Do you have a good blender like a Vitamix? I've never had problems blending dates. Are you adding enough liquid, maybe that would help?
  10. Hi, I'm finally starting to see results now that I've upped my protein intake to about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight a day. So now that I'm seeing results my BIL who is a (non-vegan) body builder suggested I take BCAAs. I bought Twinlabs BCAA Fuel since it was cheap but then I realized that one serving of four pills is only 2 grams of protein with a ratio of 2:1:1. My BIL suggested that I take 5 grams before my workout, 5 grams during, and 5 grams after with my post workout shake. So I figure I need to purchase the powder form. So I was looking at True Protein's BCAA which I've read on here is vegan. However before I purchase it I was wondering... 1. Does it really work? 2. If so is this the cheapest place to buy it? Shipping seems high. 3. If I do purchase from here does someone want me to use their referral code? If so please share. If I do purchase from True Protein it seems the more I buy in pounds the better the price per pound when shipping is factored in. I was thinking 3-4 pounds but that's a lot of money to plunk down on something that I'm not familiar with. Anyway, any help would be appreciated!
  11. Hi, I just had a full blood workup done and everything looks great! I noticed the report shows my creatine levels which was in the normal range. So I was wondering if I start taking creatine as a supplement would that put my levels way out of range? Or do they stay within range even with supplements? TIA!
  12. I just heard back from Rainbow Light, here's their reply... "Thank you for the reminder. The Organic line is not vegan and yes the multi's contain the D-3. We hope to have this changed shortly."
  13. Thanks, just what I was looking for! .60 cents cheaper, about 20 bucks a month. Woo. The vitamin D in those is animal derived. According to the Rainbow Light website it's a vegan vitamin. It says VeganGuard under the vitamins (Featured Products) on the front page: http://www.rainbowlight.com/ VeganGuard screened for vegans to be free of animal products. ETA: Here it doesn't list the organic multi-vitamins to be vegan though. http://www.rainbowlight.com/CategoriesFormulary.aspx?Category=c4ab463d-0393-4fd8-a33a-7eca18585106 I'm going to email the company and see why they have information that doesn't match up on their site. I'll post when I hear back.
  14. I signed up for a 5k and a half marathon. I figure this way it's not as taxing on my body and I'll be able to retain more muscle mass. Thank you for all your help!
  15. Or Rainbow Light Organics: Men's Multi: http://www.rainbowlight.com/Categories~Category~253f423d-1658-44b2-a9d4-ef5cb8e7df0c.html Women's Multi: http://www.rainbowlight.com/Categories~Category~7afca1cc-a37e-443a-92b0-90dfc73ebec2.html
  16. How about New Chapter? http://www.newchapter.com/vitamins#multivitamins My guess would be that it's more expensive though.
  17. Over half the food I buy are through co-ops so I get wholesale pricing on fruits and veggies. I also order dried fruits and nuts through a co-op I run where we get wholesale prices. And then there is another food co-op I order through. I like to buy beans and grains in bulk and on sale since it's much cheaper that way. I'll also buy the occasional processed vegan items in bulk if they are on sale through our food co-op. For a family of five we spend about $100 a week on food.
  18. Hmm, ok I have a Vitamix already. I just figured I'd be able to get more nutrients minus all the fiber with a juicer. Thanks!
  19. What does everyone think about juicers? Do you think they are a good investment? I'm considering an Omega right now. TIA!
  20. Same here. MaryStella are there any crossfit books you can recommend? I'd like to get a better idea of what crossfit entails. Thanks!
  21. I just looked at the website. I'm a bit confused though. Is it classes that teach you how to do crossfit? So you have to take x amount of classes in order to get the concept down? Or are there special machines at the facility that aren't normally in gyms? Ideally I'd like to train on my own at the gym I'm already a member of. Thanks!
  22. Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to body build and train for a marathon at the same time? Thanks!
  23. Have you tried olive oil? I use it after showering, while my face is still wet. One drop is enough for the whole face. It is excellent. Tried coconut oil - and I agree: bad idea! I tried olive oil first (to cleanse my face) and at first I thought it was great but after a while I started breaking out. I have jojoba oil here which I've heard great things about but I'm scared to use it on my face. It's a great body moisturizer though!
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