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Any vegetarians doing Body Beast?
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Any vegetarians doing Body Beast?
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8/6/12 9:42 AM
Just wondering if there any other vegetarian out there doing body beast. I am on week 2 day 5 and still trying to figure out my nutrition I'm at the 2800 calorie mark but having a hard time eating that much everyday. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
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8/6/12 10:53 AM as a reply to TofuTone.
Heyya !!

I'm a non dairy vegetarian doing Body Beast, just started week 2 today. I was Vegan, but I did add in eggs simply for the program. I am at 2400 calories with an added 300+ because I also do kickboxing outside the home and I have not met my calories yet.

I basically have been trying to have a large portion of steel cut oats with fruit for breakfast along with Vega Protein which brings me to around 700 calories, my lunch consists of tofu, veg and quinoa, dinner is legumes with veg, I have a salad and nuts and seeds, plus a couple hard boiled eggs and Shakeology. It all looks good when I write it down, but soon as I go to eat that much I fail and have to force dinner down, my hope is by the end of this week I'll be able to get those calories up.

Shannon
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8/6/12 10:58 AM as a reply to TofuTone.
As a vegetarian, it is very difficult to get a general recommended protein intake, let alone a BEAST protein intake. You NEED to use the supplements to up your caloric intake. You can even add a little extra protein in there to up your intake. Try to get at the very, very least 1g of protein per lb. of bodyweight.

Nut butters, nuts, and quinoa all have some protein in them. Vegan Shakeology is another great choice for you.

Follow the BEAST nutrition guide to see exactly how much protein you need for your bodyweight / goals.
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8/6/12 12:46 PM as a reply to CanuckShannon.
I have met my calorie goal afew days but to get the calories you have alot of carbs too.
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8/6/12 5:30 PM as a reply to TofuTone.
I am also vegetarian. I was dairy free but added some to complete this specific program also without thoroughly killing myself to get the necessary calories. (I was vegan for p90x and insanity). I basically have been trying to simply add onto what I already eat and add some high calorie/ high protein snacks.

For example, breakfast is hard for me to get down in the morning as I usually only have a rice cake or two with peanut butter. Now I have added a high protein shake mid morning as a snack with Spirutein protein powder, peanut butter, half a banana, and almond milk. For lunch I have now added a side of ricotta cheese with my usually sandwich and try to double the protein basis of the meal (ie twice the amount of tofu on my salad, etc).

I have tried not to look at the big picture but to take each individual meal and add a little to it. This may not work for everyone, but all the little things add up so I am just playing on that idea.
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8/7/12 7:04 AM as a reply to drmichelle78.
drmichelle78:
I am also vegetarian. I was dairy free but added some to complete this specific program also without thoroughly killing myself to get the necessary calories. (I was vegan for p90x and insanity). I basically have been trying to simply add onto what I already eat and add some high calorie/ high protein snacks.

For example, breakfast is hard for me to get down in the morning as I usually only have a rice cake or two with peanut butter. Now I have added a high protein shake mid morning as a snack with Spirutein protein powder, peanut butter, half a banana, and almond milk. For lunch I have now added a side of ricotta cheese with my usually sandwich and try to double the protein basis of the meal (ie twice the amount of tofu on my salad, etc).

I have tried not to look at the big picture but to take each individual meal and add a little to it. This may not work for everyone, but all the little things add up so I am just playing on that idea.


I also added dairy for the extra protein, whey protein, and greek yogurt. I eat the monster oatmeal out of the body beast nutrition guide that gives me 500 calorie breakfast.add alittle more to each meal thats what I have been trying to do but feel like im eating to much after cutting calories for so long. How do you like body beast are you seeing/feeling results?
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8/8/12 4:08 PM as a reply to TofuTone.
I am doing a P90X/Body Beast hybrid. I am using the P90X as a guide but then doubling up on the body specific workouts. So, for example, on tri day I do P90X triceps then body beast triceps. I moved the ab ripper workouts to the cardio days. That seems to be working fine. On rare days when I am tired coming home from work, I still always do P90X. I am seeing results and once I am done I am going to strictly do a round of Body Beast. I really like the program, especially the shorter time commitment.
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8/9/12 3:28 AM as a reply to 85834755.
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As a vegetarian, it is very difficult to get a general recommended protein intake, let alone a BEAST protein intake. You NEED to use the supplements to up your caloric intake. You can even add a little extra protein in there to up your intake. Try to get at the very, very least 1g of protein per lb. of bodyweight.

Nut butters, nuts, and quinoa all have some protein in them. Vegan Shakeology is another great choice for you.

Follow the BEAST nutrition guide to see exactly how much protein you need for your bodyweight / goals.
Protein intake isn't the issue with a vegetarian diet for a hypertrophic program like Body Beast - BCAA content is.

There are a host of vegetarian sources of protein: nuts (although the fat content is an issue), beans/legumes, lentils, etc. The problem, though, is that those sources have marginal (virtually nonexistent) levels of leucine, iso-leucine, and valine, the BCAA's most geared toward muscle growth.

Supplementation would be strongly recommended, but I don't agree that Shakeology is the optimal go-to solution. Look for a dedicated BCAA/EAA supplement - there are plenty of options.
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9/12/12 9:24 AM as a reply to TofuTone.
I just finished the Ultimate Reset 2 weeks ago and this week began the Body Beast Lean program. I'm pretty happy with eating veggie/vegan and don't want to add animal protein back into my diet, with the exception of eggs and Greek yogurt.
Since Sagi discourages the use of soy based foods, what's a girl to do? I plan on using tofu and tempeh anyway, but I need to know how much of each will equal one Beast protein serving. Since the BB protein servings aren't "standard," I'm finding this tricky.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Thank, CoachLori
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RE: Any vegetarians doing Body Beast?
9/12/12 9:53 AM as a reply to LorPet.
LorPet:
I just finished the Ultimate Reset 2 weeks ago and this week began the Body Beast Lean program. I'm pretty happy with eating veggie/vegan and don't want to add animal protein back into my diet, with the exception of eggs and Greek yogurt.
Since Sagi discourages the use of soy based foods, what's a girl to do? I plan on using tofu and tempeh anyway, but I need to know how much of each will equal one Beast protein serving. Since the BB protein servings aren't "standard," I'm finding this tricky.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Thank, CoachLori


Lorpet,

Congrats on you finished the Ultimate Reset.

I'm sending you this link with a list of proteins for vegetarians , I hope you can put it to good use!

http://ksteveh.tripod.com/protein.html

Your coach should be able to help you with the proteins servings. Let me know if you have any further questions and BRING IT

Alberto
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9/14/12 2:21 AM as a reply to LorPet.
Lor, I'm over halfway of Body Beast and I am Vegan, I was going to add eggs back into my diet for the program, but changed my mind. Stay away from what the portions are and simply go for how many calories needed and the percentages on the macro nutrients are, it's a lot easier that way. Also if you have P90X2 the meal plan included there is really good specially for protein sources and Tony isn't anti soy which of course was disproved in tons of studies. I also have spent a lot of time on Veganbodybuilding.com which is an amazing resource for meal plans. I have had amazing results with Body Beast as Vegan.

Someone else mentioned above about a BCAA, I agree 100%, find yourself a good one, it has really helped me.

Good luck on your Beast journey !

Shannon
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RE: Any vegetarians doing Body Beast?
9/16/12 10:50 AM as a reply to TofuTone.
Thanks, Shannon, that's a big help! (And Alberto, thank for your input too!) I'll definitely check out the BCAA supps ad that web site. I've got an excellent grasp of animal protein servings since i used to work for a weight management company. But translating that in Sagi's portion sizes is challenging (1 oz? really) Thanks again fr your advice! CoachLori
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