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    With particular emphasis on soya, quorn, gluten and dairy.

    I'm cutting back on meat, largely due to the price, but also for a couple of other reasons. Anyway, I struggled to put on weight with meat in my diet as it was. It was a fairly grueling process to put on a few kilos and still look malnourished af.

    Two foods I've looked as for replacements are soya mince and quorn.

    Soy:
    phytates, bad for your heart, poor bio-availability (protein), messes with estrogen/test. levels (though I feel I've read enough on this to believe it isn't true)

    These are the main things I've heard against soy. I've not actually heard anything about quorn other than a small % of people are allergic to it.

    As for gluten, apparently bad for the digestion system etc etc

    I've tried to find out via google, but it seems a lot of the info there is incredibly biased webpages. Haven't really had the time to sit down and look through the academic journals etc but was wondering if maybe there are some people on here who actually know what they are talking about?

    Open to suggestions for foods/recipes that are high in calories and don't contain meat.

    I'm not a vegetarian or anything, I plan on eating meat now and then. But I want the bulk of my diet for the next 6 months to be largely free from meat. I try to avoid dairy products as much as possible.
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    I don't really see how meat makes your life more difficult to put on weight - calorie dense especially red meat. Vegetarian sources are more calorie sparse for the most part. That to the side however.

    The effect on soy on your testosterone levels are negligable; it gets denatured in your GIT. There's no real evidence suggesting it effects you

    Unless you're a celiac, you're just fine eating gluten; that broscience comes out of the crossfit Paleo nonsense

    If your dairy intolerant, you'll fart a lot and may have acne; however the latter obviously has a hygiene part to it. The whole devilment of dairy produce is coming from bs glossy magazine culture.
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    I don't really see how meat makes your life more difficult to put on weight - calorie dense especially red meat. Vegetarian sources are more calorie sparse for the most part. That to the side however.

    The effect on soy on your testosterone levels are negligable; it gets denatured in your GIT. There's no real evidence suggesting it effects you

    Unless you're a celiac, you're just fine eating gluten; that broscience comes out of the crossfit Paleo nonsense

    If your dairy intolerant, you'll fart a lot and may have acne; however the latter obviously has a hygiene part to it. The whole devilment of dairy produce is coming from bs glossy magazine culture.
    The post was a bit of a mess to be honest. I kind of just vomited words onto the screen. What I was saying was that even when I was eating meat everyday I struggled to put on weight, thus facing an even bigger challenge now that I will be cutting back on it.
 
 
 
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