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  1. Thanks for the advice, I posted a comment/reply to you video to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNZssk_Izc8 What I said: For myself I would like to get leaner looking just to look better. So to sum it up: 1. Be patient and persistent 2. 1 gram protein for 1 lbs. of body weight 3. Lower carbs, not sure by how much or what’s a good amount? 4. Find current calories and reduce by what… 10-15%? 5. Weight training and high intensity cardio 6. Be patient and persistent Kenny
  2. I went Vegan for Ethical reasons many years ago, the health benefits were just a plus. What I’ve seen is that people will say all kinds of things and invent strange logic (that makes no sense) all to keep doing what they want to do (to kill and eat animals). Maybenot brought up the similarities to what abolitionist went through when trying to end slavery, I completely agree. Richie goes over these well in this video “To Those Against Veganism” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76IItr2Gtj4 Kenny
  3. Welcome I liked your story, Glad to hear you are Vegan again. Kudos to you for being here and for writing it. For me, the more I thought about the Ethical aspects of being Vegan the more and more disturbing meat became. Now it’s to the point that even the thought of something like a “Ham” disgust me as much as if it were a chunk of meat from a person, just completely repulsive. Kenny
  4. Hello Mariko, Ya… I have friends at work that give me crap about everything, they said… “You need to eat some meat Kenny” even if I stub my toe on something. Being vegan will have no real effect on being more prone to injuries, unless you are starving yourself or something like that. I took a Kinesiology class last fall. It's basically the study of sports injury, treatment, and prevention. I’d suggest you take a similar class. First you need to figure out what you are really hurting, then why/how, then treat it… and when it’s all healed up how to prevent it from happening again. Kenny
  5. This is grossly exaggerated, but ... I guess that person is correct in their logic, but forget that the same logic can be used to view the process of growing feed for livestock not to mention that many times more is needed. Also livestock feed is usually a GMO Monocrop from Monsanto.
  6. I find meat disturbing and repulsive, the thought of it makes me sick. I would be just as offended to see a chunk of Ham in my frig as I would to see a chunk of my neighbor’s leg. As for meat tasting good… I did like the taste of meat before I was vegan, but that was many years ago. About a year ago while on a road trip I got a bean burrito from a drive through. I took a bite right into a piece of meat, it was awful! super, super salty and nasty tasting, I was really pissed. My taste had changed so much since before I was vegan that it no longer tasted the same as I remember. The first time eating at Loving Hut the taste of the soy meats scared me, so I had to ask my wife (who is not vegan at all) is this real meat? She assures me it’s not and taste totally different, point being our taste just change over time. But… the lab grown meat is more gross than disturbing. A bunch of cells grown in a lab… Yuck!! No thanks. Kenny
  7. Welcome CAD! I've used the Garden of Life RAW Meal and I agree with MattSxvx, it taste awful. I really like Vega, it taste fine and mixes very smooth and easy. Kenny
  8. I don't think its "un-vegan" as well, but I'm not really into sports on TV... I find them totally boring. In the end my daughter took control of the TV during that time and watched Tangled.
  9. Bodybuilding is challenging for everybody. Kudos to you (and most people on this forum) for proving wrong the Myth that vegan are skinny and weak! Personally I think a vegan diet gives you an edge as long as it's a healthy diet, most of the other vegetarians/vegans I have met don't eat many vegetables mostly starches and vegan junk foods. Unfortunately most all the products used to increase Mass are not vegan, mostly Whey based. I guess in that sense it can be more challenging for us vegans. Kenny
  10. Wow, that’s Awesome I can have only wished that my parents were as enlighten as yours were to raise me vegan, but they were not. Unfortunately even today they still aren’t even able to make that ethical connection about me being vegan not to mention themselves. Kenny
  11. Hello lawsonsj, Nice to meet you. I was born Jewish but don’t really follow the religion. I enjoyed the culture, family, and the history of being Jewish growing up. I do consider myself to be Jewish, but I don't know any other Jewish people outside my own family. Kenny
  12. Wow… scary man, glad to hear that you found a way to overcome it and heal up. We live in a culture that if 1 is good and 2 is better... then 10 must great so let’s try 100. Kenny
  13. Mass majority of people with Asian lineage are lactose intolerance to some extent. All the more reason to be 100% vegan. Seriously … to post on a vegan forum that I couldn’t say no to a hot chick so I had to eat meat/dairy… sounds really bad.
  14. It's hard to tell all that in the picture, you just look a little too thin. How long did it take? Either way, I'm glad it's working good for you. Sometimes it's hard to find a routine that works for you, or at least it was for me. Kenny
  15. Wow! You looked fine to start with, but now... Very Sexy! What ever you are doing is working great. -Kenny
  16. This doesn’t make sense to me. There are 100’s of millions or even billions of peoples worldwide eating large amounts of soy daily (all over Asia and India) as well as eating very low to zero amounts of meat, and they very long healthy lives with no evidence of lower testosterone in general. Real Estrogen (Milk is loaded with it) is 1000’s of times more effective on the human body than Phytoestrogen is, did you have similar problem with Milk? There have been studies showing that soy is very beneficial to our health and others showing the opposite, in general I think soy gets a bad rap. I’m sure the studies that show soy in a bad light are funding in some way by the dairy industry… just my opinion. That being said maybe there is something else causing the low testosterone, if it were me I’d be talking with my Doctor to find out other possible issues than soy. But… Give it a try, take soy out of your diet for a while and see if the levels rise back up. As for a non-soy vegan diet being too difficult, I don’t think that’s the case. There are many non-soy products out there, should be easy. Most soy products are processed anyways, if you stick with whole plant based foods it should be easy. Here are some: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, seeds, Whole Grains, Legumes/Beans. No need for different types of milks (nut, rice, so on… ) just use water, I mix Vega with water and it works fine. Kenny
  17. WOW! your legs look great! I don't know the timeline on when all your pictures were taken, but I do see progression. I also see an old Marshall Amp and 4 x 12 in the background, love it. Kenny
  18. Welcome! It’s really easy to get all the calories, protein, and nutrition on a whole food plant based diet. The challenge is finding what foods work for you (taste good, good verity, and easy access, so on..). The key that made it easy for me was to eat the rainbow, (lots of different colored foods not just brown) cut down on the starches, and increase the veggies and green leafy foods. Protein is really not an issue, even though we think it is, but if it makes you feel better Vega is a great vegan product with lots of protein. P90X is a great workout, good luck with it! -Kenny
  19. Precision Female Creatine did give me a caffeine type buzz when I first started it, but that went away in a few days. As for the ethical debate you have going in this thread (sorry jumping in a little late): I look at animals as people, just non-human people and should be treated in a similar way as we treat another person. Do we kill and eat other people? No... Do we enslave women to product milk and kill their babies so we start the milk cycle over again? No. Do we dress in dead people's skins? Use their body parts in our product? Enslave them to their death? Exploit them without remorse? Do medical testing on other people? No, no, no, no and no! There is no real scientific evidence that animal are all that difference than us, they have the same emotions, pains, fears, joys, and happiness as us. Yes, we can't directly communicate with animal like other people and their cognitive processes may be difference, but it seems that way with other people sometimes too. With that being said, I try not to worry about other people's happiness or lack of, or do I try to help every person I meet... Why? Because most people don't want (or need) my help, and will tell me to just go away if I butt in their business. I use this approach with animals. I think the best way to make animals happy is to stop exploiting them and just leave them alone, (in the wild) they are more than capable to finding their own happiness just like most people are. There are some cases when an animal clearly needs my help, and of course I will help them, this is the same with some people as well. I don't really see animal as my children or other people as my children either. Kenny
  20. For me it was an ethical choice. I don’t buy into the hierarchy that puts Humans above Animals or any other hierarchy that people have made-up to justify doing very bad things to others because they want to. I just see animals as non-human people with similar feelings and emotions as me. They want to live just as much as I do, and their self interests are as important to them as mine are to me. Kenny
  21. Welcome. Your arm results look great!
  22. I work in IT, as a Unix/J2EE System Engineer, so I chose "A traditional career" so on.. I kind of just fell into this type of work. Throughout my 20's I was a professional musician, I love it but got really tired of truly being a starving musician. I would think a degree in Engineering Physics (I'm guessing that's Mechanical Engineering) would do well in Denver, if not look around Orange County, CA, there are all kinds of tech firms around here. Kenny
  23. Hello, My Name is Kenny, I live in Irvine, CA, I’m 43 years old and I’ve been Vegan since July 14, 2007. I went vegan for ethical reason and I think it’s one of the best choices I’ve ever made. The down side is I don't know any other vegans. I found Robert’s site right after going vegan, and it has been a big help in understanding the fitness pros and cons of being vegan. I’ve always try to be fit and did a fair job with it, but within a few months after going vegan I notice I started losing weight, this was a good thing. It’s been that way for the past 4 years, but now I want to get to the next level of fitness. About 3 months ago my company moved our office across the street from the Irvine Spectrum, this is great because I can make it to the gym there in less than five minutes. I have a good routine going now, on my lunch I go to the gym... workout... then walk to Veggie Grill and pick up one of their yummy Kale salads w/ Tempeh and eat at my desk. Now I want to take my fitness to the next level, I have no idea of any kind of workout plans, so on... As of now I'm ~5'10" and weight 166lbs I estimate I'm around 15-17% body fat, my goal is to get to 10% or less. I'm hope having access to the forums and other vegans will help me get to my goal. Best Regards, Kenny
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