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4/26/12 11:28 A

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My husband and I are both veg and make our own seitan using vital wheal gluten, which we buy at the local co-op. Is that an option for you?

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1/20/12 11:21 A

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@ANNEMARGAR,
avoiding egg yolks is no longer believed to be a good idea. The cholesterol in eggs does not transfer to cholesterol in your arteries. Whole eggs are very nutritious food and the yolk contains far more important nutrients than the egg white. Remember that important tissues in you body are made from fat, including your brain. You might want to consider replacing your 3 egg whites with two real eggs from pasture-fed animals.
Birgit

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1/20/12 5:49 A

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Sorry for being a little late to the discussion. You should try adding egg whites to your one whole egg - this way to get the added protein without the added cholesterol and fat. I eat 3 egg whites each morning along side my bowl of oatmeal with raisins and walnuts. For protein powder - I use one called 100% Whey & Oats - it is all natural - no artificial sweetners or additives and it tastes great!

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1/18/12 9:44 P

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Wow, thanks Birgit! SOOOO cool you got to hear Caballo Blanco speak, that is just awesome.
Great advice, I will start doing that (running in place at home) while Winter progresses. Then in Spring I'll hit the track. Thank you for all the info and advice! :)

P.S. I have always loved the name Birgit!

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1/18/12 9:36 P

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JennieBean,
thanks, I'm glad people notice. emoticon
I did read "Born to Run" and enjoyed it a lot. I also had the chance to hear a talk by Caballo Blanco, who is talked about extensively in the book. He's awesome to listen to and his humble attitude and down to earth approach to life, food and running was amazing, much more positive than the book would lead you to believe.
You are right on about trying barefoot a little before getting minimalist shoes. If you want to get a head start the best is to walk barefoot a lot first and then to just do some jogging in place for a few weeks all of which you can do in the house. Running in place will teach you almost the exact form you will be using one you run barefoot or minimalist outside.
Feel free to send me a spark mail if you want to learn more or check out the forum of the Barefoot Runner's society over here:
barefootrunners.org/

They have links to lots of other research and resources in their library as well as places to ask all kinds of question.
Cheers,
Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 1/18/2012 (21:37)
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1/18/12 10:56 A

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Thanks! :)

BTW, I love your quote about barefoot running! I am thinking about trying it out in Spring on a track, really barefoot, and then if I feel good, investing in some Vibrams or other such minimalist/barefoot 'shoes'. I don't know that I'd be able to go barefoot for long runs, but a couple shorter ones during the week could be good for me, I figure. I'm about halfway through "Born To Run". Have you read it?

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1/17/12 11:02 P

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That looks like a great plan. emoticon emoticon

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1/17/12 8:51 P

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I def do full-fat cheese and whole eggs! I still do the 0% Chobani but I am working on that. Will probably switch to full-fat Stonyfield Greek Oikos.

I am thinking about adding a 2nd egg to my breakfast every day, adding a protein shake, and maybe a 2nd serving of greek yogurt, too. And of course beans and legumes (loooove lentils!). I think with all that I should be fine without all the fake meats. Because yes, I do need to increase my protein, but processed is processed, and fake is fake!

Yep, heard about soy. Seems wherever you turn something is bad for you and the planet!!!

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1/17/12 2:30 P

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I second that. I also would highly recommend full-fat dairy and whole eggs. They are healthy forms of fat as long as you choose organic. Fat-free yoghurt is not a natural food and you are missing all the fat-soluble vitamins of the dairy that way.
Soy products like tofu are only clean eating if they are organic because almost all soy (the GMO type) is heavily sprayed with Roundup.
Vegetarian processed junk is still processed junk.

Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 1/17/2012 (14:33)
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1/17/12 2:14 P

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Overly processed food is overly processed food. Stick with real food with ingredients you can pronounce.
Also do your research on soy!

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1/17/12 1:40 P

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Do you eat any beans, lentils, nuts? If you buy dry beans and cook them yourself it really cuts down on the sodium. Or if you like canned, you can thoroughly drain and rinse them to cut the sodium counts on the can by about 40%

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1/17/12 1:36 P

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Do you eat any fish at all or strictly veg? If so, I also find adding tofu into stirfries, Indian dishes, etc...is always a good way to increase protein, of course... I also do a lot of different things w/ egg whites, all different kinds of flavors and tastes in fritattas. Easy, healthy, and can vary easialy to avoid boredom.

Just out of curiosity, which veggie meats do you eat? I recently tried a veggie turkey that was vile. I do like the smart dogs and my fam uses morningstar farms crumbles 1x/week for "fake tacos" (i use greek yogurt for sour cream and no shell for me, just a big delicious taco salad!)

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1/17/12 1:27 P

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JGINSBURG12 - Thanks for responding! I am a vegetarian so meat is right out. However I do eat a lot of greek yogurt. Well, maybe not a lot. I have one 6-oz single cup of plain chobani w/ blueberries mixed in every day. And I have one egg in the morning. This morning I made it two and cut my usual full serving of veggie deli meat in half, since I almost fell over when I saw my total sodium intake for the day.

Folks, do you think I should maybe add another serving of Chobani and another egg every day? That might help quite a bit, along w/ the protein shakes. I still do want to allow myself a veggie pattie in my day, but I had been blindly increasing them for a while so that I was ending up with 2-4 servings of them a day.

I wonder if cutting back on this sodium will make me lose right off the bat?

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1/17/12 11:51 A

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I have the same problem as I don't like to eat a lot of meat and while I love morningstar crumbles, etc, I do't want the added salt, etc. That said, I also don't drink too much of the protein shakes as they've got many other additives and sucralose generally. I have been been trying to get lots of protein from egg whites (in everything possible!) and from nonfat greek yogurt and cottage cheese, too. For example, mix 1/2 hummus w/ 1/2 greek yogurt and you've still got the savory taste of the hummus but with majoyly punched up protein...

Also, I eat plain edamame as a snack... good protein (though carbs, too, I know...)

good luck!



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1/17/12 11:29 A

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Hi, all,
I'm working on getting cut (working w/ a nutritionist and following some advice from bodybuilding.com.). I have been good about increasing my protein to at least 30% of my total daily intake, but today I actually looked at how much sodium I take in... WOW. Vegetarian meat-replacement things like Not Dogs, veggie patties, veggie chicken tenders, etc are all scarily high in sodium. Today I am over 4,000mg!!! And I have been eating like this for several months. I clearly cannot continue.

I plan on getting protein supplement shakes (as few ingredients as possible), which will greatly help, if I replace some of my high-sodium protein sources w/ these, but I obviously don't want to end up w/ the shakes being my primary protein source.

Anyone know of low-sodium vegetarian meat substitutes? I know beans and legumes are good veggie protein sources, but they come w/ quite a few carbs as well.

Any help or products that folks can recommend would be greatly appreciated!

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