Thread: Any Vegitarians Out there???
05-20-2002, 11:03 PM #1
Any Vegitarians Out there???
I just had a nutrionist come to our team and talk to us, and she suprisingly said that you can be a good athlete and put on strength while having more energy by being a vegan. Now I don't know if I am compltely sold but I did decide to alternate days that I am eating meat now just to give it a shot. Now is anyone here a body builder or weight lifter that is a vegitarian? If so how do you keep up with the protein intake? What protein supplements are good that are animal product free?
Also if you feel that you dont believe this reply also, I would like to hear everyones thoughts on vegitarian athletes and weight lifters, thank you
05-21-2002, 04:38 AM #2
Ive always been told vegetable protein cannot be used to build muscle..,yet i havent been able to find any articles anywhere to prove or dis-prove it.
05-21-2002, 02:02 PM #3
05-21-2002, 04:38 PM #4
If god did not want us to eat meat he would not have given us a small intestine.
05-21-2002, 05:25 PM #5
haha, but seriously this post isnt meant to be a flame on vegetarians I am honestly very inerested in this, while I dont plan on cutting out meat entiretly from my diet, the nutritionist that talked to our team did make me think, and I could honestly say that with in the last 4-5 years of my life I could probably count the number of days on my hands that I have went with out meat.
05-21-2002, 05:33 PM #6
I know i'm only joking but i'm curious also.
05-21-2002, 11:19 PM #7
it amazes me there is so little info about this..Ill try to dig something up
05-21-2002, 11:53 PM #8
05-22-2002, 12:40 AM #9
I found two sites..the first one is a little vague and doesnt exactly hit questions. I think for the most part vegitarian bodybuilders are relying on milk,eggs,cheese..etc for protein which isnt really vegetable protein at all... here are two links, not finding a whole lot. http://www.vegsoc.org/info/protein.html
and another link with vegitarian bodybuilder
(from what i see on this board..most veggie builders are having a hard time)
05-22-2002, 09:03 AM #10
Seems to me, that the Veggie eaters don't have much of a chance at actually building quallity mass. Protein is an essential! You would have to eat a lot of eggs and cheese to even get close to a steak.
05-24-2002, 09:22 AM #11
I went to the veggiebodybuilders site.
he is a Lacto-ovo vegitarin.
which means dairy and eggs.
And whey and egg protein make up alot of what the people on this board eat. I but being a VEGAN is a whole different ball game.
I don't think you can pack on lean mass by taking in 150 grams of Soy protien a day. That stuff will fatten you up, and increase you estogen.
" Beef...it's whats for dinner"
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