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  1. First meal: 1/3 block tofu handful of pumpkin seeds handful of almonds 2 cups of almond milk 1/2 cup of oatmeal a little stevia some b-12 a little cinnamon, nutmeg etc. blended into a smoothie so I can get out the door ASAP! snack: apple carrot sticks second meal: one serving of tempeh or seitan (usually baked) served with rice or quinoa I sometimes sub beans and rice, lentils and quinoa, or even peanut butter and bread as many veggies as I can get post workout shake: one scoop of protein almond or rice milk 1/2 banana 1/4 cup of oatmeal 1 tablespoon of peanutbutter final meal: a huge salad, no dressing 1/3 block of tofu, either baked or stir fryed and a serving of beans and rice I only drink water and green tea. On the weekends I will go out with friends and have a shot or two and some beer or wine. I might eat some kind of junk food every 1-2 weeks (vegan pizza, greasy pad thai are my favorite cheat foods).
  2. Sorry to hear about the cancer diagnosis. That is good news that you are in remission! I have known quite a few vegan athletes over the years and the diet is kind of popular in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu crowd (particularly amongst the guys who are actually born and raised in Brazil). Later!
  3. Hello, everyone. I am from the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. I have been bodybuilding off and on for over ten years. I have also been a vegan three times in the last ten years. My biggest fitness inspirations are Bruce Lee and Ross Enamait. As far as bodybuilders go, there are so many greats and I appreciate them all. I was the fat kid throughout high school and I found my way into serious exercise around the age of 19. About a year later, people were referring to me as a big guy, but in the total opposite way that they had before. Plus, pretty girls started flirting with me, so, naturally I was hooked. Since then, I have trained in boxing, Muay Thai and BJJ. I have fallen off the fitness path quite a bit in the last three years due to an undiagnosed hernia that was causing rather severe pain. I am glad I didn't hurt myself in the gym all that time! I fully recovered from surgery at the beginning of January and was given the green light to resume more strenuous exercise at the beginning of February. I am loving my return to veganism. I had actually developed skin problems and started experiencing chest pain when I was under stress, and I was surprised when those symptoms cleared up after two weeks of eating strict vegan. I feel really excellent and have been making a gradual return to exercise. I am eager to resume training martial arts again and the simple act of rediscovering bodybuilding after a huge layoff has been too gratifying for words. This seems like an awesome board and I apologize for the lengthy introduction. Talk to you all later.
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