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  1. Soy protein tastes bad also, but it's the cheapest way to go and is a complete protein source, so I say go ahead with it.
  2. I have been eating some kind of beans with whole wheat bread/pasta, brown rice, or potatoes before I go to the gym then have soy milk after, maybe some peanut butter or protein powder and a banana if I have it, sometimes a soy protein bar instead, then eat a normal meal an hour or so later. If I were going earlier it would probably be oats with fruit and nuts, then soy milk after. Really I just try to eat something that will give me energy before and some protein after. It probably isn't that important really, as long as you are eating enough calories throughout the day and getting in plenty of complex carbohydrates to keep your energy up.
  3. Vegans generally eat less fat than non vegans. This means they will on average eat a larger quantity of food than non-vegans to get the same calories. One gram of fat is 9 calories while 1 gram of carbohydrates or protein is 4 calories. You can work out a low volume high fat vegan diet if you want to limit the quantity of food you need to eat, but most people like to eat and prefer a diet that allows them to eat a lot.
  4. Most people here will be less willing to help you because you haven't expressed interest in becoming vegan. This is a vegan forum set up to help promote veganism by showing people that it is possible to build muscle without contributing to cruelty. I am not comfortable encouraging you to gain weight on a diet that includes eggs and milk, but I will say some things. You need to have more reasonable expectations. 180 cm and 53 kg is very skinny. It will probably take a few years of heavy lifting and proper eating before you are considered "muscular." It's something you have to realize from the start so that you don't get discouraged when it gets difficult. I am 190.5 cm and 77.4 kg after almost 6 months of weight training 3x each week. While I am more muscular and much stronger than when I first started at a weight of ~69 kg, most people would not assume I lift weights at all from looking at me. It took me 6 months of hard work to look like a normal sized guy that doesn't go to the gym. Bodyweight exercises are okay when you first start out and are fine for conditioning, but it is difficult to add resistance to them. Also, the jump in difficulty from the beginner exercises to the more advanced variations is very large. Those two facts make it difficult to make appreciable gains without access to a barbell and set of weights.
  5. This i'm not so sure about Meh. Everyone says that but I dig it. I almost tried it the other day, but I was just too scared
  6. I suggest switching out that mayonnaise with one that doesn't contain eggs, and add in 1 more meal a day.
  7. This sounds good. This i'm not so sure about
  8. I didn't take a week off when I said I would and went in to the gym a couple times to mess around doing whatever the people there were doing. So one day I did bench press, close grip bench press, incline bench press, decline bench press machine, dumbbell bench press, incline dumbbell bench press, cable flys, tricep pushdowns, and hanging leg raises in the power rack, because on fridays "we do everything" . My chest and triceps were sore for like 3 days after that ridiculousness so did a very similar routine for back and biceps the next time . I mostly stayed out of the gym last week because I was sick. Nothing really bad, but I didn't feel like eating so I didn't and figured I might as well skip the gym till I was better since I didn't follow my plan to take a week off. Anyway, I'm wasting away to nothing now, weighed in at 173.4 this morning . Went to the gym today because it closed early yesterday and I was too busy goofing off to get in before that and turned out to be an okay session really. I didn't stick so much with the plan because I have a new plan I will start on thursday or monday i think. Squat 2x5xbar 1x5x95 1x5x115 3x5x135 Bench 1x10xbar 1x5x75 3x5x95 Dumbbell rows 1x10x30 3x10x45 I'll be switching to some sort of 4 day thing probably. I am thinking something like... Monday - Squat Tuesday - Bench Thursday - Deadlift Friday - Overhead The thinking behind this is that it seems to take me 2 days to recover from heavy squat/deadlifts, so the extra days should help me to progress instead of stalling so much like I was on the squat 3 days a week routine. The most important lift to me is the squat so I might make thursday a squat day too and deadlift once every couple weeks. I do like deadlifting though, so maybe just add in some higher rep squats on that day as assistance. I may switch it to 3 days a week if if it's too much, because I am still planning on losing another 5 pounds or so. Then I'll try to keep that weight the rest of the summer. There are just too many things keeping me from bulking for now, mainly being broke, but it is ridiculously hot now and I can't be bothered with cooking and eating lots of food most days. Still not 100% on how this plan will go, but I am trying to make it slightly confusing on purpose to force myself to bring a notebook to the gym. I may just take some similar routine off the internet also, because I am lazy .
  9. I don't like any of the vegan shirts I can find either. I am starting to think that vegans are just bad a T shirt design. Sucks really.
  10. I never heard of her either, but she is just an idiot. Lots of these ex-vegan types say they had some indeterminate health problems that could only be cured by the mass rape and murder of billions of living beings. But, they never explain it because it's a lie. Nobody is willing to say they just didn't care enough to keep it up. Anybody eating fast food hamburgers and bacon meatloaf like she mentions in the video is not doing it for health reasons. Especially not someone that was an ethical vegan.
  11. This is the only thing you need to know, if someone says different, they are wrong or crazy.
  12. I agree, the only way to really know for sure what you are eating is to count it all up every day. I would recommend more green vegetables in your diet though. As much as you can eat really. But, eating more fat does not lead to fat gain. Eating any excess calories will mean fat gain for almost all people. To put on a substantial amount of muscle you will have to put on some fat unless you use steroids or are genetically gifted.
  13. It seems odd to get it in both legs, but it is very possible that it is tendinitis. The only things you can do are ice, stretching, rest and an anti-inflammatory. Tendinitis isn't usually very serious, but it can lead to ruptured tendons if you don't take it seriously. That means don't take a bunch of pain killers and pretend it didn't happen. Ruptured tendons are much more painful, require surgery and take longer to heal. In the future, be sure to thoroughly warm up and stretch before doing any sort of dynamic or repetitive activity. There is a reason stretching was invented.
  14. Nice dreads man. How long have you had them? Mine are still like baby dreads and I've had them 7 or 8 years now.
  15. I think the calculation was done wrong, or perhaps it was a bad formula. You certainly don't need to lose anymore weight. I think your goal should be to focus more on strength building and healthy eating. If you are healthy and strong then happiness with your body should come with that! Those formulas for finding body fat % aren't very accurate. I think also, for very small people and very big people it gets even less accurate. This website has some pictures of what different body fat percentages look like, and you definitely have less than the picture of the skinny women with 15% body fat. http://www.leighpeele.com/body-fat-pictures-and-percentages Also, cellulite is different than excess body fat. There are lots of different causes and you may or may not be able to get rid of it. But, losing more weight will not make it better.
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