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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yeah but I have never heard of a vegan bodybuilder actually being succesful or winning competitions. Apart from a few, the guys on those websites do not actually carry very large amounts of muscle mass. They are ripped and in great shape, but many look "athletic" rather than a bodybuilder.

    I do believe that if two identical twins trained to build muscle mass, and the other received animal and other vegan proteins only (with everything else exactly the same), the one having the quality animal proteins would end up with more muscle mass.

    All my respect to those vegan bodybuilders though, especially the one who is 78!! (in someones previous comment)

    But everyone walks their own path, i agree
    Look up Durian Ryder.

    Also there is an Indian vegetarian bodybuilder forgot his name, but he pulled a plane etc.
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    (Original post by Qari)
    If she can't be asked cooking meat for you then don't cook veggie food for her.

    maybe then she'll understand and be willing to come to a compromise

    stupid reason to break up though.

    every relationship has a test this is yours
    Good idea.
    I've been vegetarian since I was 10 and I still buy and make bacon for my boyfriend when he's here.
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    Short solution: Finish them.

    Long solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGUVsG1yMM

    If this doesn't fix the problem within a day see short solution.
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    (Original post by BlackMagicV)
    Good idea.
    I've been vegetarian since I was 10 and I still buy and make bacon for my boyfriend when he's here.
    Thanks
    Don't mean to offend but why don't you like meat?
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    (Original post by kumon)
    Look up Durian Ryder.

    Also there is an Indian vegetarian bodybuilder forgot his name, but he pulled a plane etc.
    Was this for a joke.. or? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Du...icial&tbm=isch

    Does this guy even lift o_O?
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    (Original post by Qari)
    Thanks
    Don't mean to offend but why don't you like meat?
    I just didn't like the idea of animals being killed in the manner they are and being farmed as they are :/
    Also, I accidentally ingested a tiny bit of meat last summer and ended up chundering blood because my body can't handle it any more (sorry, that's gross!)
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    (Original post by BlackMagicV)
    I just didn't like the idea of animals being killed in the manner they are and being farmed as they are :/
    Also, I accidentally ingested a tiny bit of meat last summer and ended up chundering blood because my body can't handle it any more (sorry, that's gross!)
    Still a disgusting excuse for a human being
    You need to eat more bacon.

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    (Original post by BlackMagicV)
    I just didn't like the idea of animals being killed in the manner they are and being farmed as they are :/
    Also, I accidentally ingested a tiny bit of meat last summer and ended up chundering blood because my body can't handle it any more (sorry, that's gross!)
    What do you mean killed and farmed as they are?
    It's ok. BTW what does chundering mean?
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    (Original post by redferry)
    You must hang out in pretentious circles.


    All the vegans I know I didn't find out until I ate with them. They're some of the least judgeentasll people I know.
    ...sorry, what?
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    Excuses, excuses. You can get enough protein from a vegan diet. You just don't get vitamin B2.
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    (Original post by abc101)
    Of course not. This is such a foolish thing to say. Cooking a veg*n meal does not in any way offend a meat-eater's principles. Cooking meat totally goes against a veg*n's ethics.
    Why are you writing vegan as "veg*n"?

    I keep reading it as veg'n (pronounced in my head as vej-n)
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    (Original post by abc101)
    Of course not. This is such a foolish thing to say. Cooking a veg*n meal does not in any way offend a meat-eater's principles. Cooking meat totally goes against a veg*n's ethics.
    You've missed the point. I wouldn't expect a vegan to alter their diet to suit me. But I would expect a vegan to show me the same courtesy and not expect me to alter mine.

    And if I was paying someone's rent on the understanding that the person I was paying it for would do the cooking, I would expect to have some input into what was cooked. But of course I would be more than happy for them to pay their fair share and cook whatever they liked.
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    (Original post by clh_hilary)
    Excuses, excuses. You can get enough protein from a vegan diet. You just don't get vitamin B2.
    No one has said ever in this thread that you couldn't.

    What I do have said, however:

    1. Animal proteins have a better amino acid profile than vegan sources of protein.
    2. I have never yet seen a succesful vegan bodybuilder. People have provided me links to sites with fit vegan people, but not proper bodybuilders!
    3. I don't see how one could make a vegan meal that would contain similar nutrients to this example diet meal: 250g chicken with 200g broccoli, which provides nearly 70g protein with only 4g carbs. (just an example)
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Still a disgusting excuse for a human being
    You need to eat more bacon.

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    (Original post by Qari)
    What do you mean killed and farmed as they are?
    It's ok. BTW what does chundering mean?
    Basically I just find it cruel/sad. Chundering means vomiting/throwing up - lovely!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    No one has said ever in this thread that you couldn't.

    What I do have said, however:

    1. Animal proteins have a better amino acid profile than vegan sources of protein.
    2. I have never yet seen a succesful vegan bodybuilder. People have provided me links to sites with fit vegan people, but not proper bodybuilders!
    3. I don't see how one could make a vegan meal that would contain similar nutrients to this example diet meal: 250g chicken with 200g broccoli, which provides nearly 70g protein with only 4g carbs. (just an example)
    Google: Torre Washington
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    (Original post by BlackMagicV)
    Basically I just find it cruel/sad. Chundering means vomiting/throwing up - lovely!
    Ah right to each their own I guess
    And sounds lovely as well
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    (Original post by snowyowl)
    Why are you writing vegan as "veg*n"?

    I keep reading it as veg'n (pronounced in my head as vej-n)
    'Veg*n' refers to vegetarians and vegans collectively.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Me and my girlfriend have been together for a year and have lived together for a few months.

    She's always been a fan of vegetables but recently she decided to turn completely vegan. I have nothing against her views and totally respect her decision - it does not bother me what she eats. But this is not the problem..

    The problem is, that in our household we have divided our tasks in the following way: I'm working full time, and earn most of the money for us. My girlfriend only works part time, but she cooks the evening meals and does most of the household chores. On the weekends, I cook and participate in all possible chores, so I feel we have equally divided everything. With her new thing, I also cook some nice vegetarian things along with other foods on the weekends for her to eat.

    The problem is now that my girlfriend has decided she won't touch or cook meat anymore. This is really bad for me because I'm usually home only around 7:30pm after I've been to the gym after work and most of the time I'm starving. Now with this new vegan thing, she only cooks vegetarian meals, which means that I have to cook for myself. I'm a meat eater, and need a proper portion of meat to get the required protein. I'm more than happy to have some of her carrot soup for a starter, but I do need some proper food too.

    This has made things really difficult for us and it's very exhausting to me. After a full day of work the last thing I want to do is start cooking, I want to relax. I like cooking, but just don't have the time and I can't eat ready meals every day, afterall, I'm a healthy eater.

    I have told her this is very selfish from her. I'd be even willing to change so that I was working part time and did the cooking instead, but my job won't allow this. This has caused for us to argue for the last 3 weeks..

    Is breaking up the only option if she won't change her habits?
    I'm sorry to say you kind of do. A relationship is meant to be both ways. You've tried to adjust to her lifestyle but she can't for you. It does sound pretty selfish tbh.This may sound cheesy but follow your heart.
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    Can you live without her? She's everything to you? She loves her religion more than anything else?

    Does she really care about you? I'm hoping you can find the right answers.

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