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  1. I looked around on google too, but each site seemed to be showing different nutritional values. Some of them said sweet potatoes were slightly higher in carbs/calories others said they were lower, either way there wasn't much difference between a sweet potatoe and a baked one so it just goes down to taste.
  2. This is just a commercial but the message is there. It shows that we can overcome any adversity, no matter how great in our lives with hard work and dedication.
  3. Thanks, I've noticed that my right shoulder is a little weaker than my left and it does feel a bit stiff/off.
  4. I noticed that to, there's no love for the sweet potatoes. I know sweet ones have more fiber, but I'm not sure if one has more calories/carbs than the other which is important if you're trying to bulk.
  5. Thanks for the answers everyone. I've been doing 3x8 now and I've been getting good progress, I gained 6 pounds so I'm up to 140.
  6. Thanks for the answer, I'm just wondering if anyone else has had something similar to this to give me a rough idea of what might be going on. I'll give a bit longer then if it persists I'll go see physician.
  7. For a while now my right shoulder only has been feeling a bit off. It's a little sore and feels really tight like its heavier than my left. My left shoulder feels completely normal and moves fine but my right just feels really off. I wish I could be more detailed with it but it's not easy to describe the feeling. Has anyone had something along the lines of this before, is it inflammation or something with posture?
  8. Exactly what I was going to say. She's using the whole "Vegan is bad" to cover up the fact that she's just wasn't eating enough in the first place.
  9. I agree, we have so much exposure to marketing and advertisements that most people are brainwashed into thinking whats good and bad for their health. I know a lot of people who think that without milk you won't grow, your bones will fall apart and you teeth will fall out. You have to look past what the mainstream says sometimes to really find the truth.
  10. Thanks for the answer awaken373, I'll switch my workouts around so I can get a balance of strength and endurance. Kira I'll defiantly start working on plyometric exercises, but now I'm just focusing on gaining muscle mass.
  11. Thanks, I`ll keep going light for a week and see if I make any progress with that. If not I`ll try going heavier and doing that 8 reps.
  12. Well I play Basketball so I just want to get stronger to improve my performance on the court. I`m not looking to add on fat though to get huge, just nice and toned.
  13. I've been using free weights a lot lately, and at first I was using heavier weights with less set and repetitions. My workouts were very short and I wasn't able to use proper form due to the heavier weights at times. Now I switched to lighter weights but I greatly increase the number of sets and repetitions I do. My workouts are a lot longer and I feel like I'm doing the right thing now but I just wanted to ask, should I stick with the lighter weights with more sets and repetitions or go heavy? I'm 6 feet, 14 years old and 134 pounds.
  14. That's 7g of protein per 1/4 cup of uncooked quinoa. It swells to nearly four times the size when cooked. So two cups of cooked Quinoa has about 16g protein only. Still it is a great option... it's a whole protein and contains all the essential amino acids. Oh, I never knew that, I wish you could just eat Quinoa raw without having to sprout to get that 56 grams of protein. Thanks for the info though.
  15. Quinoa! Amazing source of protein 7 grams for only 1/4 a cup! And 1/4 of a cup is really nothing and you could easily eat 2 cups for a meal, which would be 56 grams of protein.
  16. I think they follow the whole out of sight out of mind lifestyle, most people never really see fish in their life. When I first became a Vegetarian before becoming a Vegan I completely eliminated any source of meat from diet. I thought that if I ate fish then how was I a true Vegetarian and what difference was I making to the world I would have still been supporting the killing of animals, so I never thought for one moment that it would be fine for me to eat fish while being a Vegetarian.
  17. I watched the interview and, the way she talked about this whole change was horrible. She didn't just resort back to being a Vegetarian which is a little understandable but she went straight back to being a meat eater and talked about Vegan-ism like it's a complete joke. One less stupid celebrity so-called "Vegan".
  18. I'm fine with how I'm progressing now. The reason I've started working out is to help my performance for basketball. If I didn't play basketball and only focused on weightlifting then maybe I'd give it a shot.
  19. I've never tried sprouting anything before but I've seen in other threads that a few of you have so I just have a couple questions because I know that sprouting wrong can cause mold infections and the like. 1. What do you guys sprout? What has the greatest nutritional value (I'm trying to gain muscle mass)? 2. What is the easiest to sprout and the safest? If anyone has a link on how to sprout that would be great, thanks.
  20. When I first started going to the gym even though I wasn't yet a Vegan but a Vegetarian. The first thing the owner asked was what I was eating and when I told him that I was a Vegetarian he basically laughed, then got serious and said are you kidding? I didn't want to bother talking to him about the many pros to being a vegetarian and instead just wanted to focusing on lifting. My trainer never said a word about what I ate but I'm sure he knew. I really can't get offended by anyone that has no idea of where I get my protein, or says that I might not be getting enough iron, all I feel for them is pity at the way they are treating their bodys.
  21. I would just like to say thanks to everyone on here and wherever who's a Vegan. I've always loved eating well and early on I started eating organic, I always wanted to make myself healthier. At the same time though I knew very little about Vegan diets. I decided to further look into more plant based diets because of my love of animals and hate of cruelty. No matter what, today I would be a Vegetarian because of my morals, but I might not have taking the leap forward into becoming a Vegan if it wasn't for Branden Brazier and many other amazing Vegan athletes. I would like to again thank everyone for disproving myth after myth and staying strong to your beliefs no matter how many times the typical ignorant fellow asks you "where do you get your protein", for without everyone supporting this I might never have become a Vegan.
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