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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> HELP!<br><br><br><br>
Has anyone here EVER done any competition dieting for either bodybuilding or fitness competitions on a veg*n diet?????<br><br><br><br>
Everyone I have spoken with has given me the "you have to have your protein" schpeil and I want to smack em!!!!! I refuse to eat any animal product and that's just that! I am willing to use the soy protein drinks, etc. However, eating any animals products just sends me into feeling like all food will be spewed!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
Is there anyone who can give me advice on dieting for a competition? I plan on competing in late October and I have to start my diet NOW! I am just afraid to screw things up on my own, so if anyone has any ideas...............bring em on!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks a million times over!
 

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There are plenty of non-animal sources of protein. When they say you need protein, don't assume they mean meat. Soy products, legumes, nuts, etc... ignore the machismo "you have to eat MEAT to be a man!". (Okay, so I'm assuming you're male).
 

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Don't listen to the protein schpeel. Take a look at this website, it should help: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganbodybuilding.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veganbodybuilding.org/</a><br><br><br><br>
One more!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.brendanbrazier.com/" target="_blank">http://www.brendanbrazier.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
Just one more (I swear!)<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/athletes.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/athletes.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
Also, the book Becoming Vegan has information on being a vegan athlete that I think it very good. My local library has a copy- maybe check yours out to see if they have it.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck and let us know how things go!
 

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I think the most important thing is to have the right attitude towards the whole thing. See it as a learning experience (as with everything in life), and don't be afraid to screw up. If it's the first time, you WILL screw up, as everybody with everything. It's not like your life depends on it. No need to panic. Have fun & good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
What I know about comp. diet is that it's a rather high protein, and very low fat diet. This seems intuitive b/c the goal is to maintain muscle as good as possible (=lose as little as possible) during the diet, and lose as much fat as possible. It could be that this is NOT the most optimal diet to achieve this, but fact is that most bodybuilders are on such a diet. You should have a slightly negative caloric balance. Also, athletes will increase their cardio work a lot during the diet.<br><br><br><br>
Typically, during a ripping stage, bodybuilders would eat the classic diet of chicken breast + broccoli + rice. Of course you can substitute for the chicken, and eat different grains, fruit + veg. I'd say eating a normal healthy (varied!!!) vegan diet, giving you slightly less calories than you burn (about -250 cal / day will make you lose 1/2 pound a week), maybe supplemented with a high protein meal (protein drink, TVP etc) a day and getting about 10% of your cals from fat would be my choice.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
One word about protein drinks and such. I have a feeling that soy protein shakes are overpriced. Soy protein is good, but it should be the cheapest form of protein around. If money's an issue at all for you.<br><br><br><br>
I mean if I'd want to eat a lot of concentrated protein, I'd buy TVP (textured vegetable protein), for about $1.40 / lbs in the bulk section of the HFS. It's basically soy without the fat. 50% is pure soy protein (a complete protein!), the rest is fiber, potassium + a lot of other vitamins and minerals. The tiny amount of 1/4 cup of dry TVP has, IIRC, 11 grams of high quality complete protein!<br><br><br><br>
I suspect that soy protein drinks are TVP ground up + flavoring, sold for like 100x the price. Soy protein is soy protein, and TVP is an excellent and cheap source of it.<br><br><br><br>
Hope to help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You may want to cosider trying Arbonne's protein shake which is made with a high quality pea protein. I'm happy to send you more information if you need it!<br><br><br><br>
Best!<br><br>
Wintergirl
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>wintergirl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You may want to cosider trying Arbonne's protein shake which is made with a high quality pea protein. I'm happy to send you more information if you need it!<br><br><br><br>
Best!<br><br>
Wintergirl</div>
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this thread is 3 years old. the OP doesn't even post here and we already have Arbonne reps here who are veg*n. thanksverymuch.
 
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