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  1. I've read a lot about this way of eating lately! It's definitely closer to my natural way of eating. Thanks!
  2. I've been vegan for about two months, and lifting pretty regularly for about six. Before going vegan, I had been vegetarian for 10 years. My body just up and decided not to process animal products anymore (which was a bummer, seeing as I was eating a ton of egg whites as lean protein). I'm happy as can be being vegan, but I have made my way to the internet with nutritional concerns! I don't have any trouble getting protein. I'm averaging almost 100g a day as prescribed by my meat-eating bodybuilder boyfriend, but I don't know how I feel about eating so much processed stuff - TVP in the mornings as oatmeal, protein powders, even weird little vegan hot dogs. The carb versus protein balance gives me some trouble, too. I'm told I should be eating 40% calories from protein, 40% from carbs, and 20% from fat, but that doesn't leave me very much room to eat fruit, which I love. I'm reading on other websites that I still need to cut more carbs and consume even more protein, and others are saying to cut out the processed crap and that I only really need about 40g a day. I'm pretty active (at least 30 minutes cardio 6-7 days a week, heavy weight training 5 days a week), and I'm trying to build up muscle and cut down on fat. Any advice from the peanut gallery?
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