parthenon -- hey interested in talking -- this is about Eric Lee and HRD from your past posts -- drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org
With your first post on Bullshido, you manage to resurrect a thread that died 2 years ago. :eusa_clap :byewhore:
thanks....just trying to contact user parthenon
A better way to to do it would be to become active in the board until you have PMs and then send him one.
Originally Posted by etkdk5
Vegetarian diets are difficult to work with, especially one that wants to bulk up. Maybe look into other kinds of protein than just whey? AND WORK HARD.
Here are some suggestions
-Instead of drinking animal milk, you should switch to soy milk. Just as much protien without the lactose.
-You're gonna want to get a fatty acids supplement (or eat a lot of nuts). I know that it's already been stated, but it's ESPECIALLY important for vegiterians who don't eat animal fat. Trust me, it will help decrease your chance of injury by a lot.
-Get something that is quick and easy to fix, but also packs some protien like soy burgers. Plus, you can buy some breads that have like 5 grams of protien per slice. Cans of lentil soup have some pretty good nutritional values as well.
-Since you only weigh 135 (of which I'm unsure what percent is lean muscle mass), you won't have to worry to much about cramming food down your throat. Just remember that you want 1 gram of protien per pound of muscle.
Lastly, tell me how it goes. I've always wanted to be a vegetarian, but I'm scared I'd lose my freakishly inhuman mass (slight embelishment).
why not look to cultures that have histories of mainly vegetarian cuisines? Over time people have usually figured out what they need to get complete nutrition. Soy is nice, but I'm no fan of the milk or the tofu - soy nuggets rock though in spaghetti. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are good, lots of green leafy vegetables (esp. spinach if you can stomach it, b12 and whtnot), and while I've heard debate back and forth about the complete protein thing, there's lots of info out there on how to combine foods - usually lentils and rice makes for a damn good combination. Personally, I drink milk and dairy products (seems our spiritual diets coincide), but for those who don't, I think they supplement with almonds as well as the soy. I recommend a delicious biscuits and gravy with soysauge - you can probably find the recipe online.
I hope you don't mean to get B12 from Spinach. B12 is in a lot of things but it isn't bioavailable to humans in a LOT of them.
Originally Posted by Arjuna
This is a pretty good article I found after I was having a discussion with a vegeratian about B12 not being bioavailable to humans in lots of things he was rattling off.
Since we are talking vegetarian and not vegan yogurt is a good source of B12.
If you're veggie, you are aware whey is a milk-based protein, right? Just checking. I personally prefer soy proteins, but in some cases I don't have a choice.
Anyway, I just suppliment the hell out of my diet. I also eat tuna and eggs, which makes things a bit easier as well (fine, I'm a "pescatarian", whatever). There are a ton of soy-based food products out there to choose from, everything from soy-based "sausage" to "eggs" to "chicken patties". I'm also a big fan of the spicy black bean burger from morningstar. Rice and beans is a good, complete, veggie meal as well.
I can perhaps recommend a few good cookbooks if you like?
Quorn is good stuff and, IMHO, much less horrible than soy.
Speaking of Q words.
I've put on about 10 pounds since becoming a vegetarian.
I would also recommend Indian food, and this:
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