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  1. I don't measure anything bahaha But I would say I put about a cup of spinach or kale, add 1 banana, 1/4 avacado, frozen blueberries (a handful) about 5 strawberries, and add some juice (I like a cranberry/blackberry blend) and a tbsp of hemp protein powder. This is a guesstimate I have one every day.
  2. Breakfast is my biggest meal of the day. I wake up ravenous, and I usually eat a huge bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Despite the high fibre and protein content, I'm hungry an hour later, and usually down a hemp/spinach/avacado/berry smoothie before work. Then, I count down the hours + minutes until I get to eat again bahahaha! The earlier I get up, the bigger breakfast I eat. If I get up before 10am, I eat two breakfasts. It's so weird.
  3. I'm an awesome cook, but I hate cooking for myself. Spending hours in the kitchen just to feed one person SUCKS. So I started uncooking (I guess?) raw foods. My favorite is raw pasta.. But it's very low cal. I like to make smoothies with avacado, berries, and greens too. I also enjoy a huge steaming pile of.. OATMEAL!! I know, not a raw food.. But it's easy and has high protein content!
  4. Also, I should add that I have IBS, and also avoid a lot of grains -- especially wheat. I feel better, but like you, I get hungry ALL the time! I'm constantly munching on something!
  5. That's where I get confused. If I avoid all grains...that leaves not much else to fill me up. I eat a lot. Does that leave me back to eating meat!? Yikes! Meat can cause just as many issues due to acidity and the fact that now you have putrified, dead animal flesh in the gut. I eat tones of fiber so there is no issue pushing things through fast. I have read that eating too much is bad for candidiasis....but I assume that is for over-eating. That should not apply to excess calories I would hope, as long as they are spread throughout the day. I'm thinking wheat and rye are the biggest problem-causers. If you stick to gluten-free grains, and have healthy bowel movements, it shouldn't be a problem. I bet you'd be fine with quinoa, oats, buckwheat etc. Try looking online for foods that tend to ferment in the colon. Obviously, beans, broccoli, cabbage, and other gassy foods will cause problems. Meat is bad too because it's hard to break-down. In fact, the reason I gave up meat is because of the gastro-intestinal discomfort it caused me. Stick to foods that are easier to digest, and you should be okay. I don't remember.. but are you taking any probiotic supplements to help build up your healthy gut flora?
  6. I gain the most muscle by working out (compound exercises) about 3 times a week or so. I'm an ectomorph, and I always have intense workouts. I do a split routine, and train for about 45 minutes per session. I sweat through the whole thing, and always lift heavy enough so that I'm gritting my teeth with that last rep. I also take creatine, which I think helps. Have you tried hemp protein? Is it available where you are? I take it everyday. It's very energizing.
  7. Yeah I'm totally broke. I picked up some more hours at work, and put my precious spinach, kale, zucchini, apples, bananas, berries etc. on my credit card. I need my daily green smoothies!
  8. Grains tend to ferment in the gut, so I can see why you would want to avoid eating stuff like that if you have candidiasis. You don't want stuff hanging around in the intestines like that. As far as kidney stones and protein goes, high protein diets are only a worry if you have a pre-existing kidney condition. If you have compromised kidneys, they may not be able to excrete the protein from the blood properly for elimination. Making your kidneys work harder than they need to when they're weakened is never a good idea. However, if you have healthy kidneys, a high protein diet shouldn't bother you.
  9. Definitely eat a protein-rich meal or supplement after your workout. Then, you'll be less hungry in the evening. After my workout, I always have a protein shake, and/or a big bowl of oatmeal. I see you're only eating a handful of nuts. That's really not much to help your body recover.. and since your body is trying to repair itself after the workout, it's going to want fuel = hence your evening hunger frenzies.
  10. I did a raw vegan "cleanse" for a week and feel pretty good. I'm happy eating more raw foods. I went back to the gym too and I can still press 275. That may not seem like much, but I've been quite sick for awhile, and being able to do that was a milestone for me.
  11. That happened to me my first day back after being sick for a few weeks. I was doing squats and push-presses like no tomorrow then I wanted to take a nap bahaha! I knew it was because I was out of shape, and I felt better when I went home and refueled. Next session should go better.
  12. I'm eating high raw again, but I need to watch it as I tend to lose weight very quickly on this diet. Too many raw foods also irritate my stomach (IBS) so I stick to about 70% (ish) rawfood. I feel really good eating like this. The more raw = the more energy I have. I guess that's why I lose weight?? I start runnin' around hahaha!
  13. Your dentist or dental hygienist will know which foods stain your teeth the most. It's usually anything dark-colored.
  14. Ya tht's one of my favorite songs by them! Back when they were still punk..
  15. Eat more food period. Of course, I focus mainly on protein for muscle gains. My muscles definitely grow faster when I feed them enough protein and carbs. I take creatine too, and do mostly compound movements. I aim for at least 1g/pound of bodyweight.
  16. Try soy or hemp. Easier to digest. Most people have issues with soy.. But for some odd reason, despite having IBS and being unable to tolerate tofu, soy protein isolate works well with me. I like to put hemp in my green smoothies too.
  17. Anyone on the board afflicted with this? It's a debilitating condition where endometrium cells normally found in the uterus grow outside in the pelvic cavity. It can cause bleeding, adhesions and scar tissue. The most obvious symptom is PAIN. I'm taking birth control pills in a wait-and-see trial to see if my symptoms are in any way relieved. I was on birth control for 7 years, and never noticed the problem until I stopped taking the pills May of last year. The worst part for me, is that I absolutely cannot exercise during menses. That's one whole week of doing nothing, because exercise induces pain that medications won't touch. I'm trying to change my diet to see if it helps any. I'm slowly cutting out wheat and soy and eating mostly raw foods. Protein is kind of hard for me (I need to supplement) but if I can reduce the symptoms a little, I think it's worth it.
  18. Healthy diet = healthy teeth. Don't worry about PH.. Your body regulates it on its own. In regards of acid, all you really need to worry about are things like sugar, tomatoes, citrus fruits and other things that can wear the enamel down over time.. but if you get regular dental checkups and brush with a flouridated toothpaste you'll be fine.
  19. Anaesthesia doesn't make your teeth yellow. Dark juices and foods stain your teeth, as does smoking. Acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits, and sugars can wear down the enamel over time. Cut out stuff like coffee, wine, cola and other dark beverages first of all. It's no good for you anyways. Consider using a whitening toothpase, or using a mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide or baking soda.
  20. I found eating big bowls of oatmeal was great for bulking. Although the weight gains were slow, it IS possible on a vegan diet. You just need to eat as often as you can, and as much as you can. Smoothies are great too (drinking calories! YAY!) And of course, heavy lifting. It'll drive your appetite too.
  21. I used to listen to them all the time in high school. I dislike their new stuff.. It's too different, and I think its lost its punk "edge". I like Propagandhi better now, and SNFU. SFNU aren't vegan, and definitely not straight edge, but the music is awesome.
  22. I used to play guitar.. Then I was in a band for a little while doing vox. I don't do either of those things anymore lol
  23. Having IBS screwed me up because some days I could only eat 800 calories or so. If I give in and eat something I know my body doesn't like, I'm done for the day lol.
  24. Try ! One can eat enough calories on a low-fat raw vegan diet, like by eating bananas; and concerning nutrients, low fat raw foods are the most dense nutrient foods on Earth, like watermelon, romaine lettuce, wheat grass juice, barley grass juice, sprouts and young shoots, etc... Everything (except the beans) you suggest here is raw : It's the "low fat" part that concerns me the most. Fats are important, and many people fail to realize this. Omega 3s are hard to get enough of on a vegan diet. I think you have "calorie dense" confused with "nutrient dense". I didn't see you mention avocado, or oils such as flax, hemp, and olive oils which should be added into the diet for healthy monounsaturated fats. On a side note, kidney beans are very high in iron, as is oatmeal, brown rice, spinach, and other things. It's tough to get your iron stores back up without supplementation so I recommend taking a multivitamin that contains iron as well.
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