Mega yum vegan protein salad. Quinoa, dressing, greens, other toppings, marinated tofu, more dressing and seeds to top. I used Annie’s goddess dressing. Yum! #health #food #vegan #salad #tofu #protein

Mega yum vegan protein salad. Quinoa, dressing, greens, other toppings, marinated tofu, more dressing and seeds to top. I used Annie’s goddess dressing. Yum! #health #food #vegan #salad #tofu #protein

Do you eat more protein than carbs a day/do a low carb eating style ?
Anonymous

I really have no idea about the protein:carb ratio but i certainly don’t follow a low carb diet, no thank you!!

Vega

A lot of people ask if i take protein powder or vitamins so here’s the info..

I’ve been using Vega Sport Performance Protein Powder for maybe 2 years now and LOVE it.

I’ve only tried the chocolate one (tastes like a thick chocolate milk shake) but my husband uses the vanilla one and loves it cause apparently it tastes like cake batter.

  • All Vega products are VERY easy for your body to digest; meaning that your body doesn’t need to assert much energy just to break it down to get to the good stuff. Most protein powders or isolates are so processed that you lose a lot of energy just digesting it.
  • They don’t contain any common allergens; so no soy, dairy, wheat, corn etc. Making it even easier on the digestion.
  • Each scoop contains 25g protein before adding your milk of choice (water is fine, too)
  • Its alkaline-forming! An acidic diet makes you more prone to diseases but an alkaline one can combat that.
  • I find i recover quicker when using this and the couple of times i’ve run out i really notice a difference in muscle soreness.

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Breakfast pt. 2. Leg day special 😝💪 Vegans will hate me for using their nutritional yeast in a blasphemous manner but sprinkled over scrambled eggs it makes them so gooey and delish. #health #food #breakfast #vega #protein  (Taken with Instagram)

Breakfast pt. 2. Leg day special 😝💪 Vegans will hate me for using their nutritional yeast in a blasphemous manner but sprinkled over scrambled eggs it makes them so gooey and delish. #health #food #breakfast #vega #protein (Taken with Instagram)

how much protein do you get daily? some days i dont even get 40g im finding it really hard to be vegetarian and lift weights, i'm paranoid that i have to go back to eating some meat and what people say is true, and im losing muscle instead of gaining it. But you look great, so i still feel maybe i can do it too.
Anonymous

Honestly i have no idea because i don’t count calories/protein/fat.. i just use a little common sense and moderation.

Dietarily there is no need to eat meat, fish or dairy although sometimes it might seem like the easiest option. It just takes a little research and some preparation and eating right will be second nature.

Some great veggie protein sources are-

Oats

Beans

Quinoa

Nuts

Lentils

Tempeh

Seitan

Spirulina

Hemp

Tofu

Rice

Broccoli

Seeds

Peas

Spinach

Try picking up a few of those things per week and really take an interest in what you’re eating and cooking. 

Heres a rough diet plan to up your protein-

(i’m guessing on the exact protein content but its close)

Breakfast- bowl of oatmeal made with soy milk and some dried figs: 12g

Lunch- beans on wholewheat toast: 17g

Snack- peanut butter on crackers: 10g

Dinner- black bean quinoa burger, chickpea quinoa salad and a side of spinach: 22g

Snack- Glass of soy milk: 7g

Totalling 68g protein

I do use vega sport performance protein powder which is a mix of hemp, pea, alfalfa and other plant based protein. Each scoop contains 26g (add one shake to the meal above and you have 94g!!) of protein not including whatevers in your mixer of choice: soy or rice milk. Considering thats around half of your daily intake already, it might be something worth looking into if you’re concerned.

I hope this gave you some ideas.. it really is useful just to inform yourself and try new things in your diet.

Check out some of these links:

http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/vegetarian-bodybuilding.htm

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4491/My-Top-7-Sources-of-PlantBased-Protein.html

I appreciate you might not want to be a body builder but it doesn’t mean we can’t learn a lot from them about building muscle.

Pretty delish. #health #food #protein #clif (Taken with Instagram)

Pretty delish. #health #food #protein #clif (Taken with Instagram)

Hey, how long those big containers of protein tend to last? If I go into a store can they help me? (im vegetarian)
Anonymous

I have no idea but look on the nutritional information. It should have the serving size plus how many servings per container.

Also depends how many you’ll be drinking per day :)

Are you ever tempted to eat meat for the sake of extra protein to build more muscle?
Anonymous

Nope. There’s no need.

When trying to lose weight (I mean actually lose a good bit of weight. Not 10 pounds. I'm overweight and trying to get fit.) Should you drink your protein shake before or after your work outs?
Anonymous

I would always drink my protein shake right after working out but i’ve heard of people drinking it before and after.

If you want to lose a considerable amount of weight i would consult with your doctor (or at least a personal trainer) if possible. They will be able to advise you in person.

muffintop-less:

“I don’t want to have protein shakes because I don’t want to gain weight or get bulky”
Increasing your protein intake or drinking protein shakes won’t make you gain weight unless you increase your daily calorie intake. A caloric surplus consisting of ANY food will cause weight gain (doesn’t matter whether that comes from fruit, chips, soda, protein powder, vegetables or pizza). So no, protein powder alone will not cause you to gain weight or get bulky. If you are eating at or below your calorie maintenance for the day, you will be fine!If anything protein powder helps you LOSE fat and gain tone, lean muscle!  
p.s…. this girl (Abbie Burrows) LIFTS WEIGHTS and drinks PROTEIN SHAKES. Does she look like a man? Uhm I think not… She has curves in all the right places thanks to a clean diet, protein and weight lifting! 

muffintop-less:

“I don’t want to have protein shakes because I don’t want to gain weight or get bulky”

Increasing your protein intake or drinking protein shakes won’t make you gain weight unless you increase your daily calorie intake. A caloric surplus consisting of ANY food will cause weight gain (doesn’t matter whether that comes from fruit, chips, soda, protein powder, vegetables or pizza). So no, protein powder alone will not cause you to gain weight or get bulky. If you are eating at or below your calorie maintenance for the day, you will be fine!
If anything protein powder helps you LOSE fat and gain tone, lean muscle!  

p.s…. this girl (Abbie Burrows) LIFTS WEIGHTS and drinks PROTEIN SHAKES. Does she look like a man? Uhm I think not… She has curves in all the right places thanks to a clean diet, protein and weight lifting! 
How many grams of protein do you take after your workout?

There’s 26g of protein in a scoop of vega protein powder plus however much is in 8oz or so of soy/almond milk (i would guess around 8g).

If i’ve had a particularly challenging work out or been doing burn-outs i will sometimes have some eggs too but only 2 usually (i think theres about 6g of protein in 1 egg if you eat the yolk too).

I’ll also have a small amount of carbs in a post-workout meal too :)