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Vegan Challenge

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:32 am
by Henry Marczak
Nowadays there's a lot of trend in being Vegan, and even Atlas Ltd now has Pea Protein in their Store.
I eat plenty of Vegan food and many of my friends are Vegan or Vegetarian. So me and my wife have decided to take on the 30 day Vegan challenge for the month of June. The weeks leading up to it have been about using up everything non-Vegan, certainly a lot closer label reading this weekends shopping.

Re: Vegan Challenge

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:17 pm
by Jim
So a couple week have gone by on this experiement, Henry. How's it going? Anything to report? For myself, I get the value of fruits and veggies, and I'm not a bit meat eater, still I do love a steak now and then. And of course seafood and chicken. I've always leaned toward variety in moderation. I'm not one for rules to enslave us. Same for the Atlas program -- I often draw on it, but there are days when I do maybe 2 exercises, 3 sets, for a total of 7 minutes. That's it. Stimulates me some and is a good break from trying to do too much.

Re: Vegan Challenge

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:11 pm
by Henry Marczak
I have been a vegan fan since 1970 partly because of my Yoga practice, then again around '73 watching the old Kung Fu show with David Carradine. Over the years I've taken stabs at it but this time with so many of my friends being Vegan me and the wife are into it. I know a lot more about nutrition and there's so much info to guide you these days.

Re: Vegan Challenge

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:21 am
by Henry Marczak
Just to try we bought a frozen vegan pizza that had no allergens, gluten free etc. It was a deluxe type with vegan mock meat which was interesting, not the usual gluten soy stuff but a pea protein mock meat which actually wasn't bad at all.

Have tried some vegan breakfast style sausage which was fairly good but that was your gluten and soy. I'm not bothered by soy or gluten and drink unsweetened soy milk which is organic and non-GMO.

The soy milk ingredients are...

Generally eat a variety of beans, tofu, tempeh and peas rather than much mock meat.

Re: Vegan Challenge

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:55 am
by Henry Marczak
I've passed 30 days, no problem going to the end of June and beyond.

Went to the Asian supermarket last weekend mainly because they have a huge selection of imported foods and wanted to get Polish vegetarian Bigos (cabbage stew) they have in jars. What I found also was a soy beverage with only - Ingredients: Water, Soybeans (Non-GMO), Sodium Bicarbonate (Acidity Regulator), 1/2 the price of the fortified soy beverage. The fresh wide rice noodle is fantastic, fried a little = delicious.

Vegan Challenge Update

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:48 am
by Henry Marczak

Still Vegan and can say I've transitioned very well. What I have noticed is my body fat has reduce a lot, have a very lean ab section and muscular definition. I ate quite healthy before but now eat even more of the healthy natural food. Instead of yogurt as part of lunch, now have chia seed/soy milk pudding and strawberries. Still have my salad for lunch but instead of meat add a cup of mixed beans, today added quinoa. A sandwich I make for 1st break at work is 1/2 cup mashed chickpeas and used in the same way as making a tuna salad sandwich mixture. Breakfast today was a tofu scramble wrap with mushroom and green onion, flavoured with turmeric, black pepper and nutritional yeast. A lot of variety of what you can make being Vegan, and so many restaurants here that have healthy organic vegan options, we even have a vegan fast food restaurant, organic as well.

Feel very fit and healthy.

Re: Vegan Challenge

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:33 pm
by ca_admin
Keep up the great work Henry! Did you know that the VP of Charles Atlas is also Vegan? Yes she is. Anyway, just so you know it is good for anyone to eat any way they see fit, as long as it is healthy. All the best in your search for your perfect health and fitness! Forum Admin


Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:57 am
by Henry Marczak
bought a litre of milk, some cheese and fish for a week, I guess that would make me a lacto-ovo-pescatarian.

Not sure how my diet will continue, staying with the soy or almond beverage (not called milk in Canada). Have been eating some fish plus fish oil capsules and a little cheese. Eggs only in mayonnaise or added ingredient to something, like I had vegetarian drunken noodle that had a tiny bit of scrambled egg. Because it's the 2 of us, we stick with it, my wife is more steadfast as she's not into fish.