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  1. On occasion, yes, but not too often.


    Strangely, it seemed to happen when I was consuming LESS protein rather than more - I used to have it happen on occasion more in the past when I was consuming only around 100-140g/day, now that I'm holding closer to 200g/day, it happens about once every few months. Not sure what that means, though!



    how strange!! have you noticed it's more foamy when protein is consumed with more fats? the human body is incredibly interesting.

  2. I eat raw cocoa nibs. They are creamy and pack a real punch. I only crave them a couple times a year, though.


    Baby Herc


    I don't know why I cant find them! Does trader joes carry them?


    Man, I wish! My local natural foods store, New Seasons Market, carries them in bulk, which is cool because then I can buy only a handful at a time and not break the bank. I've seen them on Amazon.com. That place carries everything from pet food to nuclear weapons now. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=raw+cocoa+nibs&x=0&y=0


    Baby Herc.



    well yeah the internet holds everything you can imagine that you'd like to buy.


    what brand do you like best?

  3. Hey guys! I recently met up with a dietician whom is vegan and has been for 20 years. She recommended these specifics for my profile:


    1700-1900 calories

    225g carbs

    50-70g fats

    75 g protein


    I'm working on the macros and feeling a bit overwhelmed. I recently posted regarding feeling foggy and you guys were awesome to help me out by saying eat more. I've slowly been getting better but I have my bad days where a caloric deficit catches up with me.


    I find I'm going way over almost 100g over on my carbs and still struggling to meet my protein needs. I've leaned out quite a bit which is awesome and I feel better after properly refueling after workouts.


    can you guys help me with my meal plan please? I need to up my protein ALOT! any tips would be great as well please!



    35 minutes HIIT on the elliptical


    post workout:


    1 cup light silk with a half a scoop of vegan proteins +



    0.5 scoop vegan proteins +

    1tbsp flax

    1tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

    1 cup mixed fruit

    1 frozen banana

    1 cup unsweetened almond breeze



    0.5 cup organic brown rice

    2/3 cup black beans

    1 cupmixed vegetables

    1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

    mustard, relish




    1 tbsp pb



    same as lunch


    snack: apple and carrot


    calories 1751

    protein 37g ( soooo loooowww )

    fat: 35g ( getting better slowly )


    Thanks guys!




    here is a day where I felt great with lots of energy: don't know if it was a fluke?


    breakfast: 3/4 cup oatmeal, 0.5 scoop vegan proteins +, apple, flax seed

    lunch: 3/4 wild rice blend, 1/2 kidney beans, 6 brussel sprouts, 1/2 can green beans

    snack: 0.5 sweet potato, 1tbsp peanut butter

    dinner: same as lunch


    calories 1700

    protein 47g ( still looowww)

    fats 32 grams


    my only problem with this plan is it seems really grain dependant. Im working on leaning out. ( not overweight by any means but i want more ab definition)



    DANG, 32 fat?! yowza. Try adding nuts, seeds, or even oils for fats, and AVOCADO!

    don't neglect the avocado. you NEED fat to stay slim and to be able to even function correctly.


    and 47 protein? get more with red star nutritional yeast, hemp protein, tofu, legumes, tempeh.

    it is SO much easier than you think to consume food, sounds like you might have some eating issues as well.


    be well! we're all here to help

  4. Why don't you try adding Hemp protein to your cereal in the morning. It's great low calorie/high protein. I mix mine in what a packet of Stevia on oateal. I also add it to my soy based protien shakes along with flax seed to an extra protein boost. I also like rice & pea protein mixes. They're another great high protein/low calories option. Another good idea would be to add handful of raw nuts and seeds to your daily snacks...great for healthy fats and protein....especially raw pumpkin seeds. I also like making green smoothies for a hugh nutritional kick: An example of one of my favorites: several kale leaves, cup of frozen strawberries, 1 scoop each of hemp, rice & pea protein, 2 tblsp each of ground flax seed & ground chia seeds and about 3-4 packet of Stevia and either water or organic almond milk depending on the amount of calories I want at that meal.



    thanks!! I am tricky, I don't mind doing the more protein less carbs, although i don't want to get into that habit and effect my performance because i am into cycling, so I need more carbs for that. confusing! I know. :/

  5. I actually avoid soy, since it is a goitrogen and has estrogenic effects. The fruit causes too much glycation and messes with blood-sugar levels. Am working on perfecting a formulation for a low-GI vegan shake and bar to make up half of my diet. I also eat Explore Asian pasta with nutritional yeast; legumes and hummus on salad with nutritional yeast; and Ezekiel bread with Wilderness Poet hempspread or peanut butter.


    It is indeed a challenging balance to find.


    Hm, Yea. I am trying the hot cereal tomorrow sans the blueberries at least.

    turns out also, that my "tablespoon" I've been measuring my fat with was under on an actual measuring of a tablespoon, so I haven't been getting enough fat. eek, which is probably why I am still rumbly tummy right after eating.


    I would love to see your intake on a daily basis, like what's in the shake and what bar?

    I try not to eat too many processed things, especially bars & shakes, I am not against them, just haven't really tried them as a staple of food.


    & yay for Ezekiel bread!

    where do you get that pasta?

  6. so live strong.com says I need 275g if I am 115 lbs [almost there!], & active.


    but the high carbs are making me a bit ravenous, its awful. not only that but I experience glycemic symptoms like whoa after my breakfast [6 grain hot cereal, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, red star yeast, soy milk, chia seeds]

    I should probably cut that banana out.


    Its hard to get that protein intake I am finding without the carbs [i eat plenty of legumes], so I suppose I need to work on more tofu for protein.



    it just seems if I cut down on carbs my calorie intake decreases too much.


    ARG--still trying to find a true balance, I swear I'll find it one day.

  7. brendan braziers books have leg exercises that are a bit less traditional and geared towards fitness and tie in with cycling. rich roll has some stuff online too.


    carbs before, protein afterwards, for the most part. even if you think its different than say doing squats, cycling or any exercise still breaks down the muscle and you need that protein for recovery.


    robert cheekes book was very helpful to me in terms of the nutrition. i use that and brendan braziers books to experiment with food for lean muscle and recovery ideas.



    so weird, I JUST literally checked out Brendan's book from the library, woohoo!

  8. Interesting! I meant more along the lines of building muscle and endurance to keep going, but I guess that really comes with training, eating. I've seen bikers with tiny leg muscles yet still able to perform long distance rides. Thanks for your input! What type of rides do you do?


    yeah if you look at any of the pros or really advanced cyclists, they have huge legs, sometimes not in girth but they are cut. lots of cycling will do that, especially with hills and sprints.


    i do triathlon normally. last year i did vineman (ironman). i injured my back in that race so i'm almost ready to start running again and was hoping to do a 60-100k in 2012. most ultra runs are only $100 or so...same price as a marathon so might as well do a crazy long race.





    mad props yo! that's seriously awesome. how did you injure your back?

    I haven't done anything too serious yet, just started cycling a couple of months ago. most mileage i've done at once is 29 miles. my husband is going to train me on some hills soon.


    It gets confusing too, going from weight lifting, where they push MORE PROTEIN!!! to cycling, where its all about carbs.

    i'm trying to level things out.

    making sure I don't OVERDO carbs, pre and post cycling.


    anywho, I just wanted more strength in the legs, my mind is like KEEP GOING DAMNIT! but my body and legs are sometimes wanting to give up.

    not to mention I was underweight not too long ago, so I am just now getting use to a real healthy body

  9. Interesting! I meant more along the lines of building muscle and endurance to keep going, but I guess that really comes with training, eating. I've seen bikers with tiny leg muscles yet still able to perform long distance rides. Thanks for your input! What type of rides do you do?

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