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  1. Ok I just went to the daiya website and looked at the nutrition info. It has 1 gram of protein per serving! Now I don't understand why people on here recommended it to me, am I missing something? Do you buy it just for taste? for fat?
  2. Check this out http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/randy11.htm and this: Lean Mass Weight (Kg) x 2.75 = Daily Protein Requirement One calculator told me this Bodyweight: 98 lbs Endurance Training: 63 grams Strength & Power Training: 81 grams Weight Loss Training: 89 grams Weight Gain Training: 89 grams http://www.bodybuildingsecretslive.com/how-much-protein-do-i-need-a-day/ and this formula tells me I need 111 grams
  3. 1.5x(body weight)= recommended daily protein intake That is what I've read and been told. I know everyone is so different though, and has their own approach. I looked at the book, I'm not going to buy it and I can't get it from my library and I can't find any of the recipes from the book online. I've read a lot of bad stuff about soy, especially soy protein isolate. I avoid soy like I avoid corn syrup, white flour, sugar, hydrogenated oils, artificial sugars, colors, and flavors, have it only occasionally or not at all. Thanks for all the help!
  4. I do eat some nuts and seeds. I think that if I were to follow a vegan diet and try to consume 100+ grams of protein a day that I would end up consuming 2,000 calories or more and I can't have that. I wish it was produce instead of protein that feeds muscle growth, then everything would be perfect. Can't have everything. Eating healthy is much different than eating to be lean.
  5. No, I eat lots of beans, legumes, and will eat some protein powder. The problem with the beans though is that they have a lot of carbs, so my consumption would have to be limited.
  6. I tried boiled and baked. Boiled is really, really rubbery, and baked it was really soft. I also don't like the idea of steaming it for 1.5-3+ hours. Even with baking it has to be in the oven for hours. If you have any recipes to recommend go right ahead!
  7. Recently I've made my own seitan twice, its not great tasting and I like to limit it to just a few times a week. Its too expensive to buy premade, and you only get a little bit.
  8. I do eat a lot of legumes and ate only that for 4 years, lunch and dinner, every day. That cheese is really expensive where I live. I used to make my own nut/seed milks all the time when I was raw and occasionally now. I really do not like them. I see that if I want to be a soy free vegan I would need to consume a lot of protein powders, and I can't stand the taste. And it would mean that I would be having shakes 3-4 times a day. With the whey I have now I can just mix it with a little pb and it tastes ok, not so with Sun Warrior.
  9. Thank you, but I forgot to mention that I would prefer to avoid soy. That is why its so tricky to eliminate the dairy.
  10. Hi, I'm not new to a vegan lifestyle. I was raised vegetarian and from the ages of 11-17 I was on a string of diets to avoid supposed food intolerance. By the way, I'm almost 21, female, 5', and 98lb. After many years of suffering, my family and I found out that the symptoms we thought were associated with food are actually caused from stress and anxiety. After hospital doctors giving this info I then proceeded to eat a normal healthy vegetarian diet (I love produce) while continuing to feel burdened by my symptoms. At the age of 18 I went on another diet to avoid foods from the advice of a naturopath (I no longer work with this person) and then still feeling sick I decided to go on a 100% raw food diet. I thought that was it for me, I thought raw foods would save me. Wrong! I then became very, very ill and after 6 months of constant digestive upset my body was giving me every sign of candida. You name it, I had it. I then went on a candida diet for 1 year. I also went to another naturopath and he told me that I don't have candida, my body is just giving me all the signs with no candida present. Weird huh? What caused this to happen? Anxiety and stress, which I have much of in my short life and I'm currently taking care of it. So, up until a few months ago my diet would consist of lots of vegetables, some gluten grains, whole grains, legumes, fruit, healthy fat, occasional egg and little nuts. I was happy with this, except I was maintaining my weight of 94lb at 5', and very unhappy with my appearance. I have been lifting weights since the age of 13 and I finally decided to take bodybuilding seriously. It has been a dream of mine since the age of 5 to build as much muscle as I can and to compete. A few months ago I drastically increased my protein intake to 100+ a day, when before it was probably only a low 10 grams. I managed this by consuming brown rice protein (sun warrior and I HATE THE STUFF), dairy, eggs, cheese, and some salmon (never would have imagined that I would resort to eating dead flesh of a living thing, just so I can have muscle). I really do not enjoy consuming these new foods I have introduced into my diet. Yes they taste good, but I believe that in the end it will cause disease and cancer. MAIN QUESTION I would love to eliminate these foods from my diet, but if it means that I don't get to build large amounts of muscle then you can forget it. Right now I'm considering to choose having muscle over health and this doesn't sit well with me. Also, I do not want to look like a thin fitness model, I am looking for something like Jamie Easons look. I DO NOT WANT TO EAT ANY SOY! I do not want to look like this. Though it is beautiful, it is not what I'm after. I would like to look like this or maybe even more muscle (I know that with my genes/frame that I may never look like this) Thank you for your time, its greatly appreciated! I apologize for this being so long!
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