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Becoming vegetarian?

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:39 am UTC
by Woegjiub
Well, I've been almost carnivorous for quite some time, and I've recently decided to become vegetarian.

I REFUSE TO FAIL!


My main problem is: which non-meat foods exist that have a protein:fat and protein:carb ratio as high as lean meat?
I don't wish to use excessive quantities of WPI, although I have been using it for quite some time.
I've been maintaining a 40:30:30 macro split at 3500kcal/day for some time now, and meat has played a large part in that.

Also, in case anyone's wondering: here are my stats:
Spoiler:
Weight=150lb
BF%=10

squat=3x5x220
press=3x5x130
dead=5x250
bench=3x5x160
clean=3x5x160
chin-ups/pull-ups (alternating)= 4x8x10
dips=3x8x17

Re: Becoming vegetarian?

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:14 am UTC
by Zohar
I've been vegetarian for about 15 years and I don't have problems with any blood tests. Things I can recommend:
1. Get tested every six months (for iron and B12 mostly, but why not everything else while you're at it?)
2. Eat egg and dairy products.
3. Eat beans of all kinds - hummus, beans, peas, soy, stuff like that.
4. If you're unsure consult a professional. Just one meeting will probably give you a lot of information you could use.

Re: Becoming vegetarian?

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:24 am UTC
by Woegjiub
Zohar wrote:I've been vegetarian for about 15 years and I don't have problems with any blood tests. Things I can recommend:
1. Get tested every six months (for iron and B12 mostly, but why not everything else while you're at it?)
2. Eat egg and dairy products.
3. Eat beans of all kinds - hummus, beans, peas, soy, stuff like that.
4. If you're unsure consult a professional. Just one meeting will probably give you a lot of information you could use.


Blood tests...? would you mind elaborating, please?
I'm an obsessive calorie-counter :p, with just breakfast and lunch, cron-o-meter says I've intaken 107 and 146 percent of the daily requirement for iron and b12, respectively.
check, I love my milk :)
Will do.
So far I've been maintaining an almost perfect diet in terms of macro and micronutrients, so I think that given trial and error, as well as more help like yours, I should be right.

Re: Becoming vegetarian?

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:29 am UTC
by Zohar
Yes, I meant blood tests. I don't know how it works where you are, I just go to my doctor and tell her "I want to do periodic blood tests", I fast for twelve hours and a get a few test tubes of blood taken away from me. I try to do that every six months although I've been slacking off lately.

In any case, if you make sure to get tested regularly and the results are OK, you probably don't need a dietitian.