Thoughts on vegan lifestyle ?

Discussion in 'Diet and Nutrition' started by Ironbound, Jun 30, 2017.

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Would you be able to live without chicken, eggs and milk ?

  1. No

    15 vote(s)
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  2. Maybe

    5 vote(s)
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  3. Already vegetarian

    1 vote(s)
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  4. Already vegan

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Meat is essential fuel for the muscle !

    4 vote(s)
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  1. ogre

    ogre VIP Member

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    Cant say I would think it would be a healthy life style, at least not for me.I know for certain I'd feel like shit.Every ones different.
     
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  2. mindfcuk

    mindfcuk VIP Member

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    My aunt was a vegan for 30 years guess what I got her? Osteoporosis... everyone is different but I'm a proud meatanarian
     
  3. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    By the same token I have a buddy who's been vegan since birth (hippy parents) and she's an IFBB WPD Pro. She's in the blue on the left. It's very hard work to get complete macros every day but the weight training is better insurance against osteoporosis than eating meat.
     

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  4. mindfcuk

    mindfcuk VIP Member

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    Very true Mike. My aunt definitely missed that component of the healthy lifestyle. She is close to 70 so i don't see her picking it up now. Thanks for the balancing post. All in all I should say it's hard but if there's a will there's a way. Me personally I can't do it I don't like veggies enough lol. I have also done research as well on ancient tribes who mostly ate meat including cholesterol rich organ meat. They ate fermented cassava and bochu as there plant source no grains and lived a nice long life. It wasn't until being colonized and being introduced to refined sugar that they developed health problems.
     
  5. CFM

    CFM VIP Member

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    After her indoctrination at UC Berkeley my sister went vegan, typical vegan demanding animals rights and 'you should because I do' rhetoric. Less than a decade into her life, planet, children and animal saving lifestyle her doctor told her emaciated little arse "you better eat some meat or you're going to die".

    Going back at least 3 generations I know of personally we've all been meat eaters on both sides. Going vegan because it works for someone is great, going vegan to serve an agenda is IMO most prevalent.

    Might want to take a look at your motive(s).
     
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  6. aragorn1500

    aragorn1500 VIP Member

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    Beef...It's what's for dinner.
     
  7. kid666

    kid666 VIP Member

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    I believe you can be a female into our lifestyle and be a vegan. A male not so much. Woman arent looking to pack on size like we are. Im pretty sure my pre or post workout meal on a heavy leg day wont be carrots and asparagus anytime soon.
     
  8. Gms585

    Gms585 VIP Member

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    Not true.
    Arian foster, David Carter, several boxers n mma guys have all gone at least partially vegetarian.

    I'm thinking about trying to go to 4-5 days a week veg. It's doable and there are allot of plant protein powders now too. I think it's like any other diet some will respond well some won't.
     
  9. tommyguns2

    tommyguns2 Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    I like veggies, but I also like meat. Balance is the key for me.

    I think it would be a challenge to get in enough calories with a vegan diet, but obviously some people do it. I think I'd have to get creative in the kitchen to get the variety of foods and flavors that I presently take for granted in a balanced diet.
     
  10. Gms585

    Gms585 VIP Member

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    Vegan yea, Veggie based IDK. Lots of athletes are doing it now.
    I love me some beef and pork. Love It. I just think maybe the general population eats to much of it.
    Also there is a big difference IMO from joe blow america who doesnt walk, workout or do dick and guy like hang on the forums who work out 5-10 x per week and live actively. Maybe for us more meat isnt so bad, but with the modern american lifestyle... I think lots of folks could use a plant based diet.
     
  11. Billthebutcher

    Billthebutcher VIP Member

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    Been trying the plant based stuff for last month. Its going very well. Whey is not only protein lol.
     
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  12. Snake

    Snake VIP Member

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    Can you get good plant based protein powder without eating soy?
     

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