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  1. Yeah it does seems okay, and easy in the sense that you just use the same amount as you would normally use for sugar.

     

    Personally I prefer stevia as the one I use is organic ~ I had trouble finding an organic xylitol but I'm sure they're out somewhere ?!

  2. I wouldn't be soy adverse, but if you insist, most of the vegan proteins (vega/sunwarrior) are soy free.

    Ditto IMO I wouldn't get too hung up on soy, there seems to be some xenoestrogenic activity but from what I have read this seems to be extremely minimal. Certainly appears not enough to have any effect on hormone levels within the body anyhow so if you're eating it in moderation I believe it poses no risk.

  3. Hey James, great to have you on here! Another person from the Southern Hemisphere

     

    FWIW I wouldn't get too hung up on soy, there seems to be some xenoestrogenic activity but from what I have read this seems to be extremely minimal. Certainly appears not enough to have any effect on hormone levels within the body anyhow so if you're eating it in moderation I believe it poses no risk.

     

    What sort of foods/meals are you currently eating? Look forward to seeing you around the forum soon MF.

  4. Hey, welcome to the forum !!

     

    Are you a guy or girl? I'm assuming you are weight training to some degree? IMHO I would just start by increasing your calories, once your strength and bodyweight start to increase you could possibly look at using a few things then. Right now food is definitely going to give you better results than powders, drinks, tablets etc. Having said that, with regards to protein powder there are a number of companies out there now that are making vegan/non-dairy protein powders that are naturally flavoured and sweetened ~ shouldn't be too hard to find. Good luck!

  5. Hi Soffee, welcome to the forum. Great to have you on here, pretty much everything you need is here at your fingertips. I'd highly recommend you think about starting up a training journal especially if you are doing a show this November; you would get plenty of useful feedback and motivation to see you through the coming months.

     

    So many food items that are great to eat on a regular basis, some of my favourites would be things like...

     

    Lentils

    Beans

    Chickpeas

    Quinoa

    Rice

    Sushi

    Pasta

    Fruit & veges (I don't restrict these and the more colourful the better)

    Avocado

    Nuts/trail mix

    Tempeh

    Burrito's, wraps etc

    Milk variations (rice, oat, soy, coconut etc)

     

    Heaps more but there's a few to get the ball rolling

  6. Training days and non-training days are pretty similar for me, they don't really change a lot. I basically just eat when I am hungry, make sure I am getting a wide range of varied foods, lots of colours, plenty of healthy fats/EFA's etc. I've more or less cut out the protein shakes I used to take after I had finished a workout and I haven't noticed any negative effect on recovery (apart from feeling less bloated lol).

     

    Something like this would be a pretty standard day for me...

     

    FLUID INTAKE

    1.5l water

     

    BREAKFAST

    Muesli, 1 x pear, 1 x tbsp pea protein, almond milk

     

    LATE MORNING

    Coffee • Long black

    2 x tsp coconut oil

     

    LUNCH

    Large salad w baby spinach, kale, cherry tomatoes, capers, beetroot, carrot & cashew nuts

    Chickpea curry w quinoa

     

    AFTERNOON

    Juice ~ Carrot, apple, pomegranate, kale, goji and ginger

    Trail mix

    1 x tsp coconut oil

     

    DINNER

    Vegan quaesadilla w salsa & jalapeno's

  7. Time to get serious, slow down the beer consumption and venture into the wild to get some km's into my legs again.

     

    Entries have been opened up to past competitors of the St James Ultra with a 10% discount, man I am really eyeing up the 100km race. Think I will enter this week ~ just bought myself a Suunto Ambit3 which I'm hoping will be a motivator to hit the trails. Just have to decide whether I want the blue or the black

     

     

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  8. I agree. If you are performing most of the big power lifts (deadlifts, bench and even barbell curls) they are going to be worked pretty hard. You can always include things like bar hangs and Farmers Walks which are fantastic for grip strength and heaps better than hand grippers.

     

    I'd just thrown them in your car and use them when you're stuck in traffic !!

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