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  1. Ah, I see. Well good luck with your raw food quest.
  2. That's weird, I gave up gluten for a couple of months and nothing out of the ordinary happened to me. Can I ask why you gave it up?
  3. 135g protein isn't that much, and you don't have to get all of it from Tofu, I just do that cause it's cheap lol. Throw in some hemp seeds and chia seeds, maybe some seitan (I think that's low carb... isn't it?), 2 tbs of nutritional yeast is 8g protein and like 7 carbs, even get some protein powder and make a shake. As for soy being bad for women... I read that it may actually prevent breast cancer. I think most of the things we hear about soy are half truths that have been blown out of preportions, and downright made up conspiracy theories.
  4. Sick! Now I can enjoy my tofu... lol. I did find though that if you make something spicy enough, it doesn't really matter much what it tastes like.
  5. You can base your diet around it though. Tofu scramble with mushrooms, onions, and peppers for breakfast, Tofu with a few cups of cooked greens for lunch, big salad with Tofu nuggets and red wine vinegarette , sauteed Tofu with asparagus or green beans or whatever, and maybe throw some broccoli in there somewhere. If you wanna go low carb, Tofu is your best friend. My macros break down to around 204g protein, 106g fat, and 125 carbs. 2300 cals (-500 from my maintenance of 2800). I'm trying low carb as an experiment, since I've always eaten high carb I figured I might as well give it a try, I have to say, I actually feel really good (Only been doing it for a week though) and I've already lost some fat.
  6. I was just curious as to what my sodium limit for the day should be if I want to keep water weight off? I didn't know, so I just stopped using salt completely, and while it seems to be working rather well, my food is pretty bland lol.
  7. Please, never listen to those paleo idiots again, their theories are majorly flawed. As for protein... Legumes, Hemp seeds, seaweeds (you have to consume a lot of them though), chia seeds (although having less protein then hemp seeds, they have an omega 3 to 6 ratio of like 3 to 1), nutritional yeast (around 8 grams in 2 tbls), quinoa, oats (Buy gluten free certified ones), potatoes, chlorella and spirulina, and I know that a lot of people recommend peanut butter, but I prefer pistachios (They're a complete protein, whereas peanuts are not), leafy greens and other various vegetables, and that's everything I can think of off the top of my head. Most of the things on the list are complete protein sources (not sure about seaweed and nutritional yeast), even though it's really not that important to pay attention to that if you eat a decent variety of food. You could probably formulate a diet plan out of these foods alone because, along with being great sources of protein, alot of these foods contain healthy fats and carbs too. I hope I can help, and just so you know I've been vegan my whole life (20 years), and although I personally consume soy products and advocate them, they're not a necessity to the vegan diet. I won't claim to be a nutritional expert by any means, but I'm pretty good at being vegan lol.
  8. Hello everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself here, I've been lurking around for a few months but finally decided to make an account. My name is Ian, I'm 20 years old and a second generation vegan, meaning I was born vegan, my mom was a vegan for most of her life before having me and remains a vegan today. I'm not really new to weight lifting, I've been lifting on and off for a little under 2 years, but I've followed a pretty relaxed routine (Still challenging, but I've never really gone all out). I'm coming off of a 1 month break from weight lifting, and plan on starting a more aggressive routine to put on more mass. I love this site, so many valuable rescources, I especially enjoy reading Derek Tresize's articles on here, and I think it's awesome how he was able to cut up on a high carb diet. I plan to post before/after pics soon, I'll use what I look like now as the "before". I'm also going to keep a training log. My goal is to eventually have a profile on the main site, I really want to be yet another example of vegan power!
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