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  1. Peter Gelderloos - Veganism is a Consumer Activity. Any thoughts? Made me thinking.
  2. Tough luck, many find fasted workouts to actually be better than fed workouts. To each his/her own, I suppose.
  3. I used to be bloated in the past, but now I eat beans by the kilogram and hardly ever even fart. Well, sometimes. I guess it just takes time to get used to the amounts of fiber a vegan gets. If it doesn't go away after a month or so, I'd experiment with different foods to see which agree with your digestive system better. And, btw, there's no need to eat bucketloads of soy to get protein - there are many fine sources. I hardly eat soy these days, just got bored of it.
  4. 1500 calories seems very low to me. Especially if you're training multiple times per week. You shouldn't be losing any more than 1-2 pounds a week. Unless you're way overweight. No, an increase in protein intake certainly wouldn't make fat-loss any speedier, but it may be wise if you want to preserve as much muscle as possible. Experiment, see how you feel and track your progress. That's the only fool-proof way to find what works and what doesn't work for you personally.
  5. Not really. Unless, of course, you could your calories to such a ridiculously low level that you start losing muscle together with the fat. Not sure how many calories and how much protein all that is, but if you're losing 1-2lb per week and maintaining your strenght, you're probably doing fine. I'd recommend taking in roughly (I say roughly because there's no need to stress over precise amounts) 1g/lb of protein. It may not be necessary, but it ain't gonna hurt either. Good luck!
  6. I agree, Richard! Cold, do you have a filter installed in your brain which transforms all your thoughts into Earth Crisis-style tough-guy-talk? It is not cool, it's hilarious. No offence, just sayin' Also, I think it's about time we stopped trashing this thread and discuss vegan righteousness via PM's or e-mail. Peace!
  7. An excellent point! Strong women don't look like strong men - they look like strong women
  8. As long as there is demand for animal products in general, there will be more than adequate supply. Besides, I do not believe that any kind of meaningful, long-term change could come about through the market. Oh, you will. Harvesting grains and other plant foods is responsible for a considerable amount of animal deaths each year. And you will also: - read a product of torture; - use transportation other than your own two feet, thus contributing to climate change, which, in turn, harms animals; etc., etc. It's not as clear-cut as we'd like to believe. We can not exist on this planet without inflicting at least a little bit of misery and death on animals. I do not "have" beliefs in that I don't cherish them as my property - as something that I have complete control over for whole eternity. I like to think of any ideas I currently sympathise with as provisional rather than final. So, in the case of veganism, as I've already mentioned in my previous post, "[it] isn't about purity or following rigid rules, but, rather, about minimizing animal abuse. And there's more to it than just doing this and not doing that."
  9. Sometimes I also eat stuff with trace amounts of whey, eggs or other animal products in it - does that make me a vegetarian? I just don't see any point in obsessing over such miniscule things. Those ingredients are simply by-products of animal agriculture which would go away together with the industry. As I see it, trying to avoiding such ingredients 100% of the time doesn't do anything to change the situation, so I don't bother. Besides, as I've mentioned above, it is, after all, impossible. We would even have to give up books as they're usually bound with animal-derived glue. You can't make perfect decisions in an imperfect world. To me, veganism isn't about purity or following rigid rules, but, rather, about minimizing animal abuse. And there's more to it than just doing this and not doing that. Riding on a leather seat is pretty lame, though
  10. like what? is this your personal experience or is there any data to support it?
  11. I've no idea. I can't see how could that have happened. are you sure it isn't just bloat from too many beans or just carbs in general? how do you measure your body composition?
  12. Lift heavy and eat WAY MORE than you do now! You're skinny as hell, what was the point of this "experiment"? Not trying to be mean or anything. And yeah, no need for butter - you can get SFA and MUFA from palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, etc.
  13. then my advice (to be taken into consideration or not) is to just try playing around with different foods and see what works best. people who fail to thrive on a vegan diet no matter what are a very rare case in deed.
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