(Closed) vegans

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I am vegan but I don’t work out…I do commercial cleaning and all the sweeping and mopping and washing toilets is enough of a workout for me! LOL

I heard that some vegan protein powder works well. Don’t know where to get them though. My weight fluctuates too, but that’s because I sometimes eat some fatty foods like nuts and avocado, like cashew cream sauce on mashed potatoes… if I quit those, my weight stays basically the same.

So you want to gain weight or lose weight or keep the weight the same without fluctuation?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Nope, I don’t eat a lot of soy, I fart a lot (even before becoming vegan) LOL and it stinks so I try to stay away from veggies that creates gas and rinse the heck out my beans! I love creamy stuff and I love avocadoes… so that’s my weakness!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not vegan, but am vegetarian. I have gained about 15lbs due to thyroid issues and CANT. LOOSE. IT. no matter what I do. I’m still in the “normal” weight range for my build and height, but I’m not at *my* normal. I think I need more protein. What are y’all doing for protein?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not vegan, but vegetarian. Your weight is destined to fluctuate a few lbs here and there. I can weigh anywhere from 119-122 depending on the time of day, time of month, what’s in my system, what I consumed the night prior, etc. I’ve considered getting the Vega protein powder do take in after work outs. It can be found on Amazon, as well as at Whole Foods, but be warned, it is not cheap!

Work out wise I do a bit of everything. I run twice a week and do circuit training once or twice a week. The other two days (I work out 6 days/week) I do something with less resistance: swimming laps at the local aquatic center, cycling, yoga, etc. 

I remember when I first went veg all I ate were complex carbohydrates and lost zero weight, I may have actually gained, and while I’m not one to be anti-carbs (or anti-anything as long as it’s eaten in small amounts), if all you eat is bread and pasta your weight isn’t going to go anywhere.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@GFerg:  Eggs, greek yogurt, almond milk, spinach and other green leafy veg’s, beans, oatmeal, nuts/nut butter

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@GFerg:  Protein? I don’t usually categorize my food, because then it’s a diet, not a lifestyle… so I eat whatever I want, veggies all have protein in them. Some more than others.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’ve been vegan for 13 years, and I most recently did Brazil Butt Lift– Super fun and effective. Now, I do one of those exercises twice a week, work with a kettlebell 2-3 times a week, and walk/treadmill/elliptical 2-3 days a week.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

As someone’s who quite active, I have to know how much protein I’m taking in, regardless of diet vs. lifestyle in order to recover and fuel my body properly. Protein is key in muscle repair and recovery.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, for me, categorizing my food is about balance, not restriction. It’s being aware of how your body responds to different macro nutrients. Some people do well with less protein than others. Some people need a different balance of fats/protein/carbs to feel satisfied and energized.

To that end, keeping a food diary helps me a lot.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a questions for y’all. Awhile back I bought a tub of nutritional yeast for a recipe and HATED IT! I thought maybe it was just that recipe, so I tried it in other recipes or on popcorn and it seriously made me gag. Do different brands of nutritional yeast taste different? The kind I got was Whole Foods brand, but since I’ve seen that Bob’s Red Mill makes some and considered getting that. 

I want to like it. I also want to like Daiya, but I just can’t do it!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@caits615:  haha, I like nutritional yeast on my popcorn… and that’s kind of it. I do sneak it into soups and pastas for the added nutrition, but the “cheese” sauce is gross. It also depends on how long you’ve followed this lifestyle. It took me three years to be able to have a glass of soymilk and be happy… but I got there. Now, I enjoy most vegan things, but there are still things I don’t find quite tastey.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrs. Gremmlin:  See I adjust super well to almost all healthy things. I think the problem is I LOVE cheese, legit cheese- the stinkier the better, so I just can’t accept fake cheese as the real thing and nutritional yeast has this…weird flavor to it. I can occasionally do fake meats, it’s not something I like to do often for nutrional and dietary purposes, but I have zero problem with those. 

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