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  1. Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    Right now I'm pretty satisfied my weight. I look really skinny now, but ironically I weigh more than I ever have right now.

    I dropped a couple pounds when I went vegan because I stopped drinking...
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    Re: Non-vegan cravings

    There's this coffee shop and bakery that I really like by me that I was trying to get a job at so I could learn bread making, but mainly I was hoping they'd let me do a vegan pastry. It hasn't worked...
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    Re: Non-vegan cravings

    Not so much a non-vegan craving, but I often crave baked goods, scones, cakes, pies, muffins, cookies et cetra. While I could and often do bake them for myself, I would just like to be able to go to...
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    Re: Getting all essential amino acids

    I don't know if this of any interest to you but this is from an athletic training article:

    "Beans and rice are probably the most popular non-meat protein source, but I emphasize it less because...
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    Re: Vegan New York

    Starbucks Chais have honey in them that's the only non-vegan thing. I really don't have a grasp on the cafés in New York anymore, but I do know that my local Whole Foods uses and sells this chai mix:...
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    Re: Working for a New Body

    1500 calories is not enough for an active person and especially not enough to gain muscle. If your diet is based entirely on unprocessed plant foods, you may not be getting enough protein either...
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    Poll: Re: Getting enough iron

    You don't get paid, but that's really not the point of it. Ironically they hold blood drives all the time at my University and every time it seems I'm on the run or got somewhere to be. It's a shame...
  8. Re: How would you describe your current diet - in one post?

    Ok... a lot of my diet lately is centered around cycling and working out so it's pretty freaking all over the place:

    Breakfast. 12 oz cup of coffee or double espresso, big ass bowl of oatmeal,...
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    Poll: Re: Getting enough iron

    You know I've been wondering about Iron as of lately. I'm a cyclist and I just started training again for the upcoming road season and I've become a little bit worried about sports-anemia as it can...
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    Re: Advice to a 16 year old 'you'?

    Same... I got so worked up over everything at 16.
  11. Re: Vegan Weight Loss and Muscle Building?

    I wouldn't look to diet alone to loose fat, but veganism surely is a healthy and ethical choice.

    I know nothing about female weight to height ratios and what body type that'd give you, but at...
  12. Re: Veganism - "it plays a small role in my life"?

    I think the heart of vegan philosophy is compassion for all life. It's just awesome that a vegan lifestyle healthy. So, to be considered vegan it's more than just to eat a plant based diet. Being...
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    Re: Coffee help!

    I'm really don't like soy milk in coffee. I just take coffee black. I'm really into coffee so I always buy high quality beans and take a fair amount of care in brewing my morning cup. I have a french...
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    Re: Coffee help!

    Send me your professional espresso machine free of charge and I'll pay for post.
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    Re: Brown rice vs. white rice

    I prefer brown rice, the glycemic index is lower than white rice. It causes left of a spike in insulin than white rice. I personally think brown rice is a better energy food than white rice. Eating a...
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    Re: Vegan comfort food

    There's this café that I go to that has this choclate ginger rooibos tea, I always get a huge pot and dip chocolate scones in it. It's the best way to spend an hour with a friend.

    For some reason...
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    Re: Winter Cold Cures

    I don't think there's any concoction out there that's going to "cure" your cold. There are things that make it more bearable for me like herbal teas. I don't take any medications. The best thing you...
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    Re: Running / runners

    I really don't like running, however I utilize it for cross training. I'm a cyclist and the activity of running is just not enjoyable for me. I do envy runners though because it requires a similar...
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    Re: Anyone exercise at home?

    I can't stand using exercise equipment indoors whether at the gym or at home.

    As a cyclist I usually train outdoors regardless of the weather unless its really bad outside. If its too cold or wet...
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    Vegan comfort food

    Say you've had a really shitty day what would you eat to cheer you up?

    What's your vegan comfort food?

    Back a few months ago I would just head to a bar have a nice beer and some fries, but...
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    Re: Tricks To Staying Vegan?

    Becoming Vegan was a pretty strong decision for me and I thought A LOT about it before I went vegan. I've had any desire to ever eat non vegan things. After a while you're tastes change and you find...
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    Re: i'm so bad at this....

    I don't like tofu either. It's a pain in the freaking ass to prepare. Try tempeh if you want an alternative to tofu, if you don't like that don't fret.

    If you could clue us in on some foods you...
  23. Poll: Re: What are your favourite vegan protein sources?

    Out of curiosity I calculated my calorie and protein intake over a few days and my protein intake is pretty absurd. With my exercise load pretty high these days I've been shooting for 3,500-4,000...
  24. Re: Food to fix depression

    I've had problems with depression in the past. Going vegan helped a bit. When you eat like shit your body feels like shit and doesn't really facilitate well being.

    It took a lot time to get over...
  25. Re: There is no such thing as a dietary vegan

    I've been thinking about this a lot lately and to the essence of the word Vegan than no one following a plant based diet for some other reason than the idea of Animal rights would not correctly be...
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    Re: Backpacking Food!!!

    I mean to be more insightful then critical, I wouldn't focus solely on the idea of added protein and fat. Your doing something physical therefore your caloric intake will be higher. You'll probably...
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    Re: Backpacking Food!!!

    My friend suggests dehydrated fruits and veggies. Clif Bars, Vega Powder if you can afford it, coscous, oatmeal. He also says there are a bunch of prepackaged vegan camping foods. Check out this link...
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    Re: PLEASE HELP!!! Backpacking Food!!!

    Hey hey don't freak out it's completely possible. I have a friend whose real into out-doorsy stuff and does this all time and he's vegan. He used to be on the forum but he rarely uses the internet....
  29. Re: How do you look at your past as a meateater?

    I just view it as education. Mainstream culture wants to keep you in the dark. Often to understand Animal Rights issues you have to step out of your comfort zone. People's parents their teachers...
  30. Poll: Re: "Honestly: Do you think vegan food is as tasty as the food you ate before?"

    I never ate much fruit before I went vegan. Now I realize how tasty it is. The food I ate was boring until I became vegan.
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    Re: Let's get fit and healthy together (3)

    I'm a cyclist but I usually ride alone, which is stupid because you don't get better at things when you're the only one you compare yourself too. So, I did a group ride today to be social, which was...
  32. Re: Deoderant for the active person (USA)

    Yeah I do the same when I cycle to school. I usually wear cycling clothing and just change at school and take what my friend calls a "whore's bath" in the toilet stall which is exactly what you...
  33. Re: Deoderant for the active person USA only (Men or smelly women only)

    I meant more the big corporation stuff made by the big cosmetic companies, that obviously test on animals. That's what costs $2.50. Unfortunately stuff like Jason or Kiss My Face has to be purchased...
  34. Re: Deoderant for the active person USA only (Men or smelly women only)

    $9 for deodorant does it come in a one liter tub? Geez and I thought paying $5 for deodorant was too much. There's a reason why whole foods is nick named "the whole pay check".

    To compare big...
  35. Deoderant for the active person (USA)

    I'm ok with a little body odor, it's natural. Occasionally I have to be socially acceptable though and as a very active person who works out a lot I find none of these vegan and natural and organic...
  36. Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    Drank a lot of Milk while I was omni, whole milk at that. Cutting that out dropped the amount of fat I took in significantly. I lost 10 pounds at least. I don't weigh myself that often so its hard to...
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    Re: What are some of your favorite unexpected effects of your veganism?

    My endurance while cycling.
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    Re: What I did this weekend :)

    Awesome! You should be proud of yourself swimming is hard work and something I never learned how to do properly. :thumbsup:

    Looking to be competitive with cycling (cyclocross) come fall, I've...
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    Re: Veganism and weight gain

    Ha, It depends how much I ride. I probably over eat on commuting days since I only commute about 15 miles round trip on weekdays.

    Anyway... Sorry to hear about the health problems. This is...
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    Re: Veganism and weight gain

    First and foremost what are you eating now as compared to then? What triggers weight gain with your hypo-issues?

    For me becoming vegan meant I cut out my main source of fat: dairy. So, I went...
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