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  1. Ok, here's the scenario... First off, I'm 6' 2", 185 lbs of hardgainer. Secondly, I work at a very active job (cooking for a retirement community, getting 17000 steps a day easy). Here's the break down of my daily eats: 4:40am Breakfast: 2 homemade breakfast bars (recipe is: 10 cups peanut butter, 2 c oats, 2 c ground flax seed, 2c walnut pieces, 2c raisins, 1c maple syrup, 2 packets amazing greens superfoods with 20g protien, yields 24 bars) with choco almond milk and vitamins plus b12 spray. 8:30 am snack: homemade protien peanut butter cup 10:30 am lunch: 2 bananas with red lentil salad (1/3c red lentils, some chopped up green bell pepper, green onion, tomato, coconut oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, seasonings) and a 12 Oz bottled water 1pm snack: homemade protein peanut butter cup 3:30pm after workout meal: 30g/420 cal protien shake, then a 20g/150cal protien drink with banana, 1/2c raisins, 10g/150cal Greek style almond yogurt, 1/2 bag kale chips, 1/2c peanuts. 5pm dinner: usually a large plate of pasta or LG baked potato with cooked frozen veggy and added a slice or 2 of bread with vegan butter spread, 8oz apple juice, plus a heavy vegan dessert. Sounds like a lot but I need to improve on this, any tips?
  2. Also, FYI, 30 min intense workouts. Debating longer workouts. Here's link on all of that: https://breakingmuscle.com/learn/30-minutes-of-exercise-more-effective-than-60
  3. Sorry, I'm 6'2" and weight 186 lbs. And my calorie intake might be slightly less (rough guesses using cronometer online). But I burn through a lot of calories normally plus I'm very active at work. The tricky part is trying to keep eating through work hours, sometimes not much time for that. Plus I use machine weights at gym (for a balanced effective workout).
  4. Hi, Like title says, I've been vegan since Sept 2016 and started out new modified vegan diet and exercise in April of this year. I'm sticking with strength training since mid-May. Here's the tricky part, I'm trying to build muscle as an ectomorph (technically meso-ectomorph). My calorie intake is about 7500, I try to get at least 170-180 g protein in a day with plant based protein powders, vegan creatine, plant based protein drinks, nuts/seeds/beans/greens. I also get extra b12 in vegan oral spray supplement. I workout 5 times in a week, max weight 4 sets of 8-10 reps. Oh, I also try to get some fat and lots of carbs. I try to get 8 hrs sleep if possible. I workout in afternoon (work early morning hours, so my option is after work). I am trying just about everything to increase workout energy and get best results each time while slowly seeing increase muscle gain. It's an uphill battle all the way.
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