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    Basically I'm getting fit again (I'm not overweight or anything just not as fit as I once was). I want shift off four pounds and just generally being healthy.

    As such, my current diet when I'm not at the gym is mainly vegetables and fruit with two yoghurts, one for breakfast and one for lunch.

    Now for dinner, alongisde my Veg I usually have a portion of beans. However, as a Vegan I was wondering whether I should add in a baked potato for protein and so on.

    As such, I just want some a quick answer, is a baked potato healthy and will it impede my weight loss?

    P.S I know this is a stupid question but still, could somebody let me know?
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    (Original post by TCD23)
    Basically I'm getting fit again (I'm not overweight or anything just not as fit as I once was). I want shift off four pounds and just generally being healthy.

    As such, my current diet when I'm not at the gym is mainly vegetables and fruit with two yoghurts, one for breakfast and one for lunch.

    Now for dinner, alongisde my Veg I usually have a portion of beans. However, as a Vegan I was wondering whether I should add in a baked potato for protein and so on.

    As such, I just want some a quick answer, is a baked potato healthy and will it impede my weight loss?

    P.S I know this is a stupid question but still, could somebody let me know?
    ...What? There's not even 10g of protein in like a 300g potato. There's plenty of reason to eat potatos but protein ain't one of them.
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    There is not enough protein in a potato. They are just full or carbs and a few minerals...and that is about it. If you are looking for protein they you should try things like nuts, soy, tofu etc.

    They are not that healthy if you want to lose weight quickly but they are not too bad. You should cut back carbs for maximum weight loss. Just make sure you eat well regulary and you will see results.

    Pan- fried tofu is great with veg .

    Oh and is that vegan yoghurt you eat...?
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    If it fits your macros.

    Potatoes are definitely a great protein source for vegans. However, veganism on the whole isn't healthy so can i ask why you're taking this route?
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    I've decided to go with the potato.

    And just in case your wondering, I've been a Vegan for six years, and Veggie for 7 before that, so I'm used to my usual veganism. Also I didn't thumb any of you down that was somebody else.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    ...What?
    It's the best kept secret, next to the existence of perpetual energy, the existence of aliens, lizard-men ruling the world, etc.
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    Like people have said, it's not a great source of protein (although veganism does limit your choices, you should try snacking on nuts or seeds but I'm a little ignorant of non-animal protein sources) but I personally find potatoes tasty and filling, so I'd go with it on that basis.
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    (Original post by cowsforsale)
    Potatoes are definitely a great protein source for vegans.
    Potato is 6-7% protein, I wouldn't exactly call potato a great source of protein.
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    (Original post by Scoobiedoobiedo)
    Potato is 6-7% protein, I wouldn't exactly call potato a great source of protein.
    breast milk is 5% protein, seems to do fine for people growing at the fastest rate they'll ever grow in their lives.

    take your broscience out of here please.
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    (Original post by Scoobiedoobiedo)
    Potato is 6-7% protein, I wouldn't exactly call potato a great source of protein.
    I did say its a good choice for a vegan whos obviously cant take meat/casein/milk/whey or egg... I don't know how others like pea or hemp protein stack up. If I was a vegan I wouldnt touch soy with a bargepole.
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    (Original post by cowsforsale)
    I did say its a good choice for a vegan whos obviously cant take meat/casein/milk/whey or egg... I don't know how others like pea or hemp protein stack up. If I was a vegan I wouldnt touch soy with a bargepole.
    Eh why's that?
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    (Original post by gemnomnom)
    Eh why's that?
    Linked with infertility in men (due to phytoeostrogens) [not sure if it affects women]. Contains lectins too which prevent proper mineral absorption and said to cause other metabolic disorders. Plus, it tastes horrible.

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