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Clean eating and weight loss question

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jomama12341, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Jomama12341

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    Well I have been eating vegan for almost 2 months now.I realize muscle weighs 2x as much as body fat. Just by switching to a >70% raw vegan diet with only a few processed foods and little to no added oil oil intake I have lost 30ibs with out working out.My diet is almost identical every day.

    I wanted to loose the 30 ibs first so I had an accurate measurement.
    I now weigh 215 and as expected I still have a pot belly but I can now add fitness and excercise to the table.
    I am doing sit ups,ab wheel,Russian Twists and cross body crunches.and will be adding running as soon as I beat the flu.

    My question is 2-4 avocados a day if continue to eat a clean diet will I syill be able to loose enough fat to get my six pack back? I know avocados do have a decent amount of good fat but its still fat.

    My other food intake is homemade juice of beat root,catrots,apples,oranges,and kale each morning.

    Salad of kale or spinach depending on which is we have with black beans,corn,homeade guac and a little salsa.

    I also eat a sandwich of Dave's killer bread processed,avacado,2 handfuls of kale or spinach once it compacted it makes about an inch on the sandwich,a full onion sliced,a full tomato sliced,and the processed oil vegan mayo.

    Snacks include sliced avocado.
    I also snack on a mix of raw unsalted peanuts,pistacios,cashews and processed dried cranberries and processed wasabi peas.

    And I also take my liquid b12.
    Also any other input advice diet or fitness is much appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. mikek
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    if you are coming from a 'normal ' meat-eating diet, that is a drastic change. i am surprised you are not very very hungry.
    well done, but (IMO) amazing you have lasted 2 months.

    i suspect you may feel the lack of calories when you throw fitness & exercise into the mix.... i hope not, as the diet you have outlined above sounds great & if you're liking it now, long may it continue..
     
  3. Jomama12341

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    Thank you very much I was afraid of the fat content in the many avacados I eat but now I feel at ease. Thank you once again.
     
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    There are several vegan bodybuilders on Youtube. I would check out what they're eating to get the results you want. I'm no expert, but I would have to guess that's on the high end of avocados if you want to see your abs. Of course, genetics plays a huge role in that as well. Not everyone will see a true 6-pack, from what I understand, where others have to do very little to achieve that holy grail of fitness. While we definitely need fat, how much for a training bodybuilder is something I would just be guessing at.

    I'm not in an entirely different a situation than you. I am a fairly new vegan. I also lost a substantial amount of weight in the beginning. I hit my plateau weight some time ago now, and realize that I'm going to need to get back to the gym to achieve my optimum goal. I used to be incredibly fit. I lived on your classic paleo style diet then. I can't wait to see the results this time.

    I know there's lots of great vegan athletes these days. I will check out what they eat to achieve their goals. I like avocados too. Getting the right fat ratio for the results you want is going to be lower than your average vegan. That much I am pretty sure of.
     
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    Well 12 years ago when i met my wife i had a true six pack trying hard to get it back.I also spent a lot of time at the gym premartiage and the fact she Itallian and cooked loads of pasta really didnt help.

    Body type I used to be ectomorph.
     
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    I would think you have a good chance of regaining your former physique with a bit of determination and hard work then.

    Again, I would check out what some of the vegan bodybuilders are doing on Youtube to get their desired results....diet wise.

    Here's a couple popular vegan bodybuilding channels below. There's many more vegan bodybuilders on Youtube. These were just a couple I stumbled on. Hope it helps.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/TheQuestForFitness

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWdjaK6ZvZNt5CCFJZ2nvFg


     
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    Awesome!!!!
    Thank you
     

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