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|11-06-2015 02:07 AM|
You might not be eating enough. Lots of dieters experience frustration if their exercise is actually requiring more calories and their body just hangs on to the weight for dear life.
Since you actually train that hard and desire weight loss, I would recommend you talk to a vegan nutritionist, or follow one of the plans out there, such as Forks Over Knives, or read something like Vegan For Life.
I honestly have concerns about the lack of diversity in your diet, though it seems wholesome and plant based, try to switch up the beans with different types, add some different nuts or seeds, try different healthy oils, and maybe boost your metabolism by eating more frequent smaller meals. Maybe only have one huge meal at lunch or dinner, breaking everything else down into smaller portions every few hours.
|11-02-2015 11:18 PM|
|odizzido||Watch your oil intake. Even what looks like a very small amount could be a ton of calories.|
|11-02-2015 06:23 PM|
Sam, imo, you need to eat more food. As a 6'6" man, 2000 calories is just a snack for someone training as hard core as you are. And forget about weighing food, that is time consuming and can become obsessive.
"According to the “Internal Society of Sports Nutrition,” powerlifters need 50 to 80 calories per kilogram, or about 23 to 36 calories per pound of body weight, each day. This means that a 180-pound powerlifter needs 4,140 to 6,480 calories and a 220-pound powerlifter may need to consume 5,060 to 7,920 calories each day.
The same study reports that strength athletes should consume about 30 percent of their calories from fat. Choose healthy fats such as vegetable oils, avocados, hummus, peanut butter, nuts and seeds." http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/prot...ters-4772.html (< not a vegetarian website).
|11-02-2015 03:03 PM|
|veganfitnessjunkie||Try measuring your waist in addition to weighing yourself. You may have increased your glycogen stores since going vegan and be carrying more water weight. Although I would also try calculating how many calories you burn and work from there. Also try doing some cardio.|
|11-02-2015 02:54 PM|
Bench 5 sets of 7
Pull up 5 sets of 7
Should press 3 sets of 10
Row 3 sets of 10
This takes over an hour and I am sweating with heart rate between 110 and 160 the entire time.
As for the food intake I have tracked my meals so often and i am always over 2000cal, for example yesterday:
450g Almond milk
100g Spinach on the side
Total Caloric intake: 1142cal
300g Sweet potato
400g mixed vegetables (carrot, green beans, brocoli)
125g Kidney beans
Total: 1198 cal
Day total: 2340cal
These are both very big meals and that is generally how I eat every day. Normalls 2200-2600cals.
With the energy I can say that I did not have anywhere near as much energy as I have now. But training is my passion so I would of done it even if I was half asleep lol
|11-02-2015 02:44 PM|
250ml Almond milk
40g Almond butter
That is over 100cal according to My Fitness Pal.
Anyways I dropped this shake completely.
|11-02-2015 02:40 PM|
I do not track body fat percentage but do track measurements.
I often track my calories which are about 2600 per day, but I cannot track CICO everyday. I always get decision making fatigue after a week or two from the constant weighing everything and tracking every thing.
|11-01-2015 09:16 AM|
|no whey jose||There's no way that smoothie is more than a few hundred cals! Are you tracking your intake using a food diary of some sort?|
|10-31-2015 07:33 PM|
Are you Intermittent Fasting intentionally, or do you just have 2 meals when you can?
Are you tracking your fat percentage?
Are you tracking your body measurements?
What is the typical calorie intake for that much food? Do you keep an account on a food tracking website?
As a body builder, you know better than anyone the magic of CICO. If you're not losing weight on your current calorie intake, cut 500 calories for two weeks and see if that does something.
|10-31-2015 07:17 PM|
|MiNT Berry Crunch||I agree with some of the replies here. Your food intake doesn't seem that much to me. Imo you want to focus on athletic performance and eat whole-foods plant based to lose weight. You don't want to force weight loss by calorie restriction which sucks! It is only temporary weight loss. If you want you may want to try and follow the 80/10/10 vegan diet for energy. I feel great and I eat until I'm fully satisfied. The weight you want to lose will drop once your body adjusts to your new lifestyle. It takes time.|
|10-31-2015 06:13 PM|
Your food intake doesn't seem like that much to me (and I am a small active female), but I wonder how much olive oil you are using in your stir fries? A little goes a long way there.
Do you do any sort of cardio exercise in addition to the powerlifting? Something that keeps your heart pumping at a higher rate over a sustained period of time? I think it would be tough to lose weight and powerlift/build muscle at the same time. Very tough. However, throwing in cardio might help some. When I first went vegan I was mildly underweight already and my weight plummeted very fast, but I was doing a lot of cardio related activity (cycling everywhere, running, cardio machines at the gym, hiking/canoeing etc). I have done a few weight gain programs to get to a normal weight range and when I eat to gain I always slow way down on the cardio and up the weight lifting and resistance exercise so I build some muscle.
BTW, how in the world did you have the energy to powerlift and eat such a junk food diet before? I see guys at the gym do a hard routine and then chug down snickers bars and sugary sports drinks and I wonder how much energy they have for the rest of their day.
|10-31-2015 03:07 PM|
I don;t see how that smoothie could be over 1000 cals!
It doesn't matter if you don't eat that much raw, I do like salads, but I'm not one to go more than that.
From your description-is that a whole day? Not much. I'd suggest -
I'm just throwing this out because it takes me time to lose, that your metabolism is changing and causing you to hold on to where you're at--I'm no nutritionist though.,
Check out this plant based members blog--
|10-31-2015 02:42 PM|
1 cup Almond milk
20g Chia seeds
I stopped this because I started gaining weight as each smoothie was 1200-1500cals. I am unsure how important cals are when eating Vegan but I realised if I was to each all this stuff it would be very difficult so I changed to the oats and banana etc as a meal rather then a shake.
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|10-31-2015 01:56 PM|
|Friend||Do you drink plenty of water (just pure water)?|
|10-31-2015 01:43 PM|
Vegan for 3 months still haven't lost weight
I have been eating 100% Vegan for 3 months now. I am a big guy, 6'6" 122kg and train 4-6 days a week powerlifting. I have a lot of extra fat I want to get rid of and I want to be as healthy as possible so I switched from eating Burger King, Cookies, Milkshakes and Pizza EVERY single day to Vegan overnight.
The problem is I still weigh 121.3 kg I haven't really dropped any weight. I am not a "Junk food Vegan" I eat predominantly vegetables and grains. I will say that I believe I may of gained muscle during this time due to increased hormone function as since eating Vegan I have had a massive increase in libido and started getting some light pimples.
I would of thought as such a drastic change is lifestyle I would of lost more fat by now. Do you think I am just being impatient or am doing something wrong?
Here is a typical day for me:
First meal: 150g Oats, 2x Banana, 1x Apple, Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Almond butter.
Second meal: 400-500g Kumera (Sweet Potato), 400-500g stir fry (cabbage, brocoli, kidney beans, carrot, pinapple, olive oil)
I usually only eat two huge meals rather then smaller ones as it suits my lifestyle better. Sometimes I will have a small snack after this.
Thanks for any help!