/r/veganfitness

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The place to come and discuss vegan fitness, bodybuilding, and health.

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About This Subreddit

  • Please read the rules before you participate.

  • Vegans get a lot of stick. Not least, this comes in the fitness department. This subreddit is for all the vegans out there who like to keep healthy. Learn about the vegan lifestyle and how it incorporates health and fitness, and educate others.

  • Get involved and discuss meal plans, training methods, ask questions, give vegan progress reports etc. regardless of your sport.


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Blood test results vegan fitness

Hey guys, I went to the doctor for a check-up and got a blood test. I was a little "surprised" by the results, I'll share some with you. Last test was done around 1,5 years ago

My total cholesterol went from 153 to 177

ldl from 87 to 118

hdl from 45 to 42

triglycerides from 109 to 83

I've been working out quite consistently in the gym recently, I neglected cardio a little bit though. I eat fairly clean, mostly whole food plant based, sometimes vegan junk. I also started taking creatin at the beginning of 2024. So I am pretty much only wondering why my total and ldl cholesterol went up quite a bit.

25 Comments
2024/05/24
07:15 UTC

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I'm a guy that needs help finding a vegan skin cream that's...read below

I've been looking online and just need to know what's worked for most guys on here cuz there's a lot of ointments out there for guys that suffer like me that these ointments as affordable as they may be, but they mostly have alcohol, comodogenic properties, and long chemical names that aren't too friendly I presume and just end up causing more irritation after extended use long term for the our scrotums...we men can get chaffing, my problem arises from the chlorine water we have in our plumbing system within the US nowadays no matter where we are..after a long 15 min shower, our body tends to naturally remoisture itself down there...but it geys kinda annoying for me, especially during the cold winter months and...its just annoying. I'm currently using triamcinolone acetonide that's prescription based tho and not cheap...thus was wondering what most guys here use that actually promotes healing of dry chapped scrotal skin after dryness after warm showers/exercise/hot weather in a car, etc. and keeps it cool and moistured down there where it DOESN'T cause further irritation and meets these conditions in ointment from: non-comodogenic, fast absorbing/light, not greasy/oily, non-alcoholic in the ingredients, has healing properties, non-gmo, FDA tested, and won't my skin crusty down there after 1 hour or so after applying the emolient and something that actually HEALS the skin from dryness, irritation and chaffing and cuts from dryness.

14 Comments
2024/05/23
16:47 UTC

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Just tried and loved this

Thought I’d share just in case :)

6 Comments
2024/05/23
11:38 UTC

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Pea Protein as main protein source?

Hi redditors! I have a disease that impacts my ability to digest gluten, grains, some legumes, and soy. My body can handle pea protein but I was wondering if it would be nutritionally sound to use this as the main source of protein? I eat nuts, but can't do hemp protein either. I'm a 30F if that means anything.

30 Comments
2024/05/22
18:02 UTC

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Is my PT setting realistic goals

I’m 29F, 65.5kg, 5’’7. I’m eating 1808 calories a day atm. I’m wanting to lose weight and am doing strength 3x a week

My PT says I should eat 30g protein at least at every meal (he wants me to aim for 180g a day), 30g carbs and 20g fat at every meal - all totalling no more than 1808 calories a day

Does this seem realistic? I’m extremely new to fitness and I’m worried about meeting those macros and making sure I’ve got a good PT. I feel so hungry after 30g carbs per meal and he says this should be long term

He also hadn't focused on cardio I can't imagine doing just weights and losing weight!

Thank you!

8 Comments
2024/05/22
17:25 UTC

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Tell me about your fitness journey!

Especially interested in hearing from people who started from being overweight and inactive to where they are now, how did you start? What did you change, and in what order? Any advice for others?

Anyone else not fitting this description is also welcome to share your journey and to celebrate how far you’ve come!

12 Comments
2024/05/22
16:44 UTC

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230kg/507lbsx3 Deadlift at 95kg/209lbs bodyweight. 7 years vegan 🌱

8 Comments
2024/05/22
15:03 UTC

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Headache from Naked Pea Protein (Chocolate Flavor)

Has anyone experienced headaches during or after drinking Naked Pea Protein?

I'm specifically using chocolate flavor and haven't tried any of the others.

I tried it for the first time yesterday (2 scoops) and felt a subtle headache, but it was very obvious right away while drinking it. Tried it again today, same thing and very immediate.

I chose to try this one because of the simple ingredients (pea protein, cacao powder, coconut sugar). I'm not sure which of these ingredients may be causing it. Pea protein and coconut sugar are the two that I don't ever consume.

12 Comments
2024/05/22
14:23 UTC

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Vegan 8 Years

Vegan 8 Years. Runner for qr years, lifting for 3 years.

49 Comments
2024/05/22
13:52 UTC

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135kg bench press

3 Comments
2024/05/22
11:31 UTC

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Any Labourers or Construction Workers here?

Hey all, just looking for some advice from anyone who works hard manual labour jobs. I'm transitioning into trades and will be on construction sites by the years end, and would appreciate any advice.

  1. what types of food should I be prioritizing for energy needs?
  2. are you still able to workout and stick to a routine? Or have you altered it heavily?
  3. any other advice one can lens for somebody getting into manual labour and construction??

Thanks for reading!

11 Comments
2024/05/22
10:01 UTC

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gains

16 Comments
2024/05/22
08:36 UTC

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12 years vegan but mostly bloated and got excemes in my neck - help and advice needed

Hello guys. I am 12 years vegan but mostly bloated all the time and got excemes in my neck area under the hair that just won't heal or go away. I've had it for 6-8 months now. I eat a lot of fruit/smoothies, gluten maximum only once every 2 weeks. What could it be? What would you recommend I do/try? Also because I always have a bloated stomach (but almost never have stomach pain).

Have to have your thoughts on that.

All the best and enjoy the day ☀️

27 Comments
2024/05/22
03:45 UTC

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Some more details about vegan-whey protein

Hi everyone, I recently saw a post on here discussing vegan-whey protein and want to try it out. However, I know traditional whey protein caused me major acne breakouts in the past. Will vegan-whey do the same? I would love a scientific or anecdotal answer and explanation. Thanks!

1 Comment
2024/05/21
23:44 UTC

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What’s your recipe for some bomb protein oats?

Hey gang, please share any recipes you have to make some tasty protein oats.

Looking to gain some size + strength again and it used to be major staple of mine years ago.

Much love :)

20 Comments
2024/05/21
20:59 UTC

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Look at the icon for seitan in LoseIt! 🙃

2 Comments
2024/05/21
20:21 UTC

258

Vegan 4 years: Physique, front lever, and impossible muscle-ups!

33 Comments
2024/05/21
19:53 UTC

102

One arm pull-up

8 Comments
2024/05/21
19:04 UTC

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Easy recipes a high school student can make!?

This keeps getting removed by Reddits filters on other subs. Fingers crossed this one gets through 🤞

HiHi :D I have always struggled to get an adequate amount of calories; with a vegan lifestyle it's become a little harder obviously.

I'm from Pakistan, so stuff like tofu and other soy derived products are really expensive here. Then there's seitan, but the WTF method takes way too much time and I end up making a mess. I haven't been able to find vital wheat gluten at a fair price here so can't use that asw :/

So beans! They're cheap here. But I've never boiled them ever, so idk how to get them right. I don't have a pressure cooker or an instant pot btw!! Please lmk what I can do here

I really need some high calorie-ish recipes which don't take a lot of time to make.

TYTY

5 Comments
2024/05/21
15:45 UTC

195

Bicep Progress

Been vegan for about 6 years and started working out in the beginning of this year and there’s been a few times I fell off track but any progress is something to celebrate. I never thought about protein until this year n how much to eat but now I’m getting in around 120g of protein a day (sometimes even more🫣). I finally got into the groove of going to the gym and created easy meals that I enjoy that help me hit my protein intake. I officially started my bulk around 2 weeks ago and I can’t wait to see even more progress!!

8 Comments
2024/05/21
14:42 UTC

118

210kg for ✌️ @ 90kg!

10 Comments
2024/05/21
12:41 UTC

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Best vegan milk's for protein? (not soy)

Hey everyone just wanted to ask what are the best vegan milks that are high in protein everybody uses that are also not soy? Your input is appreciated.

47 Comments
2024/05/21
03:33 UTC

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New to vegan ; what’s your go to easy meals and snacks

New to being Vegan, literally at day 1 here. I just got the bad news that I have high cholesterol. To be expected since both my dad and grandma have/had bad heart health regardless of the fact that they both seem to be immortal.

Anyway, this all came as a shock to me as I’m fit, I compete in age group 70.3 Ironmans, run half marathons, hike avidly, count my fats and over all macro intake etc. I’m a nurse in the Army. One would think, I’ve got my health together, apparently I was wrong.

I’m all in, going Vegan. What’s some good go to snacks? I’m struggling to think of easy, yet delicious meals other than salads, overnight oats, and chia pudding and the usual nuts, fruits, raw veggies ; So if you have any go-tos for easy meal preps that would be great as well.

18 Comments
2024/05/21
01:54 UTC

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