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    I've never been really ripped, but when I want to cut back my bodyfat, I cut out pretty much all the simple carbs (Pasta, Bread, White Flour etc) eat even more veggies than normal, start doing cardio at the end of my workouts and/or do a lot more walking.

    At the moment I'm on a big push to reduce my bodyfat and so far it is working really well. I'm walking about 30kms a week as well as lifting heavy weights and I am watching my carbs. I've lost about 10lbs since Christmas (admittedly a lot of that was probably caused by Christmas, but oh well) but I haven't really lost any strength. I guess I'm not really eating any more protein that normal, but I normally eat a good amount as I train all the time anyway.


    Thanks a lot SV. I'm trying to get defined, but not necessarily ripped per say. (It wouldn't hurt though)

    I have to give it a try because I am trying to lose some belly fat, not that I'm fat. I weigh ca. 84-86 kg and am 1'85 cm. And I try to eat clean as possible and am Vegan.

    ?: When you cut out carbs, do other sources of carbs, such as veggies, even frozen ones and fruits provide you the energy needed to sustain the weight you are pushing/pulling?

    I have to educate myself on the carbs aspect because I do not eat any White Flour, Bread of late (when I do it's dark whole grain bread), pasta, etc.

    Though I eat grains such as Millet, Quinoa, and Spelt. After training, my body craves carbs. Do yiu get that too? I guess I need to replace it with more protein. And I am an olive oil fanatic.

    Thanks for your input and feedback.


  2. Widowmaker,s are for bringing your weak body part,s up on a D/c program,then only of a max of two bodyparts per cycle[blast,s]

    Doing widowmaker,s for every body part will only result in you burning out and getting stick thin,unless you are genecticly gifted and on a stack of drugs

    D/C training is for experienced trainers that have had at least 7 years of hardcore training,aswell as having read and read all can on D/C,also it is better to get a D/C approved trainer to show you as there are so so much more to D/C training


    Thanks Robbie.

  3. Hey Patrick,

    I'm 192cm (6'3) and around 106kg (233lbs)

    I try and workout consistently and that seems to work for me.


    Thanks SV.


    The reason I asked is the weight you are pulling and pushing is solid. You weigh approx. 20kg more than I.

    See you are DownUnder, and after legs it's good to go for a walkabout, right?


    I've got a way to go to meet the weight you are tugging, but getting there slowly.


    Curious: How do you (and this question goes out to all). How do you get ripped, or defined. Do you all cut carbs and increase protein? any suggestions would help.


    Take it easy.


    Great log.


  4. I think nutritional yeast is great for anyones diet. I don't think its neccessary for a vegan diet(I went 2 years as a vegan without even knowing what it was and I was fine). As for the milk thing you should definitely consider buying a soymilk maker. It'll be a lot easier to make whatever milk you want in terms of clean up time and hands on time...plus it'll pay for itself quickly if you drink alot of vegan milk.


    Hi Veganpotter!


    Just reading the thread and was wondering what is a soymilk maker. Is it expensive? I drink a lot of oatmilk, and self-made almond milk.




  5. Don't drop soy just because you heard its bad(unless your body has obvious disagreements with it)...it isn't but if you want other protein powders to mix things up thats fine. I took soy protein for years when I wasn't even vegan and I never had trouble. I know lots of others who have done the same as well. If you want something with a nice mix of hemp, rice, and pea I suggest VEGA...its not quite a protein powder but it has a lot of protein in it. Plus its also good for you. Problem is its not reasonably priced. You aren't gonna find something reasonably priced with hemp in it.


    I agree with you VP. It's a great product with a lot of protein in it. It's more or less a "meal substitute".


    Does anyobody happen to know whether VEGA has caffeine in it?

  6. great recipe!


    i just made a batch using almonds instead of cashews cos that's all we had... i guess you could call it a TAO burger (tofu almond oat)?


    i didn't freeze them in advance but next time will definitely try that (i just used extra oats), i also baked them instead of frying.


    Hi Paulcats,


    how long did you bake them, & @ what temperature?


    Definitely gonna try this recipe.


    Thank you for sharing!!!!

  7. I decided to try to make nut butter. I've tried a blender (didn't work).

    Now I have a juicer, sort of like a Champion. The instructions say to process the nuts and then mix the 'nut meal' with oil to get nut butter.


    Well, I did that and it's not really nut butter-y.

    It reminds me of ground almonds mixed with oil


    I used blanched almonds, tried again and this time the nuts made a sort of a stickier paste, that I could probably form into a ball...


    But how do you get NUT BUTTER, like the sort you find in the store. Some I've seen (commercial varieties) don't even have added oil, and they are smooth and creamy. How do they get like that?


    Anyone? I was so excited about making my own but it's not really happening.



    My experience with making nut butter:


    Get yourself a Champion Juicer, it provides the capability of making terrific nut butters. Do a google for The Champion Juicer. I believe they are located in Lodi, California.

    I am overseas, and have one that is idle becuase I can not use it. 230v vs. 110. I would sell it. It's like new.

    Anyone? I was so excited about making my own but it's not really happening.

  8. I'd swich to Almond Milk but I need my protein. But I want to go the ways of the healtier lifestyle so I figured buy fresh Soybeans and add them in with fruit and make 100 percent non-proccessed fruit protein shakes.


    So I reccommend Soy since it has protein Benefeits. But I hear Almond is the best for taste.


    Dr. Pink Almond milk is high in protein too. Especially if you create it yourself with a TBSP and add water a even a sprinkle of vanilla. The best milk in town.

  9. Here's my son's favourite almond milk recipe that he loves making himself. Soak one cup of raw almonds overnight at room temperature. It's best to buy the shelled ones and remove the shells yourself. In the morning rinse them well and blend to liquify. With a cheese cloth or strainer remove the large chunks. Put the liquid back in the blender. Add half a cup of coconut water and a little vanilla (preferrably from a real bean). For a chocolaty flavour add a little caroub powder. Blend until foamy. Sinfully delicious!


    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try that!!!

  10. hey yall, so i've come to a conclusion that i pretty much detest soy milk *plus i'm trying to watch my soy consumption having previous thyroid problems and all* ahem, so i need your suggestions on the best milk *nut, rice, hemp, etc.* that is the least processed and would make great HOT CHOCOLATE much love and peace!


    I agree with Veganpotter that almond milk is your best bet. But I have found that the almondmilk sold in nutrition stores is awafully sweet. What I do instead is I buy some pure almond butter and take a heaping tablespoon and add it in a blender with bottled water. Blend it up and, it tastes awesome. If you ever want to try a great nut butter, go to www.livingtreecommunity.com. It's the best nut butter I have ever tasted.



  11. Hello All,


    My girlfriend's mother (she is 75 years old) has just begun kidney dialysis treatment. The treatment is quite extensive (3x/per week for 5 hours). It is quite taxing, and all the fluid she has retained is slowly being eliminated. It appears that she will be receiving treatment for quite some time; maybe for the rest of her life. She has lost a bit of weight (7kg) too.

    I read that there are many foods, minerals, etc. one must avoid while receiving this treatment, even her daily fluid intake is limited/monitored.

    Would anyone please provide me knowledgable feedback in this delicate/trying situation.


    I really appreciate your help.



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