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Any vegetarian roadies?

Old 04-21-10, 12:45 AM
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Any vegetarian roadies?

Just curious how many there are .

So yeah, are you or not?
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Old 04-21-10, 12:58 AM
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no, but the strongest cyclist I know is a vegan. He takes a lot of vitamins to supplement.
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Strict vegetarian for ethical reasons, only thing keeping me from going vegan is yogurt and whey.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
Strict vegetarian for ethical reasons, only thing keeping me from going vegan is yogurt and whey.
Nice, and yeah same thing about the vegan part. The bits that stop me from going vegan : milk, whey protein, cottage cheese, and cheese in general.
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I'm not huge on cheese I will eat it from time to time oh and I'm a big fan of breads and baked goods so it's hard to avoid eggs. I try not to preach my diet though.
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Vegan.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
I'm not huge on cheese I will eat it from time to time oh and I'm a big fan of breads and baked goods so it's hard to avoid eggs. I try not to preach my diet though.
I like breads and baked stuff as well, eat it multiple times a day. I avoid eggs completely though. It has a lot of amino acids which is good, but i find alternatives instead.
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Originally Posted by Singh View Post
I like breads and baked stuff as well, eat it multiple times a day. I avoid eggs completely though. It has a lot of amino acids which is good, but i find alternatives instead.
My friend has a vegan baking company and 90% of her vegan stuff tastes better than it's dairy counterparts, that makes it easier lol.
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Nope, and I take offense to those of you who sully the good name of dairy! I spend a quarter of my grocery budget in the dairy aisles...
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Most definitely not, but I did recently discover quinoa, the only grain to have a complete amino acid profile...and it's delicious!
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yep, have been for about 15 years so far. I also take supplements, vitamins, etc.

You know you can be vegetarian and still have an unhealthy diet if you eat lots of french fries and ice cream and stuff like that. About a year ago I started a version of an anti-inflammatory diet and cut out almost all breads and anything with gluten in it which includes most breads and pastas. I still get plenty of low glycemic carbs in fresh fruits and vegis. Raw foods mostly. whole foods, including a whole food multivitamin, extra D3 and B12, along with 4000 of Vitamin C, Zinc, panothetic acid (B5). As of today, I've lost 36 lbs.
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I'm no longer a vegetarian and I don't need to lose any weight, and I'm a pretty ethical guy.

I wish more people explored our food systems, and how and from where our food gets to our mouths.

Talk to me about eating locally grown and raised food. Given our economically fueled system of growing and raising the idea that vegetarian diet is healthier is kind of like












http://www.eatlocalchallenge.com/
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I wanna go vegetarian. But there are a few things that stop me, like steak, bacon, cheese, and BBQ.
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Originally Posted by pchopper View Post
Most definitely not, but I did recently discover quinoa, the only grain to have a complete amino acid profile...and it's delicious!
i assume you've been eating white/yellow/ordinary quinoa.

don't sleep on trying red quinoa, too.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
I wish more people explored our food systems, and how and from where our food gets to our mouths.
Indeed. I've been vegetarian for a long time and that probably won't change, but local/nonlocal is probably a more effective 'analytical knife' (so to speak) than veg/nonveg, for the purpose of looking at the health and ethics of food delivery.
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used to be strictly vegetarian,
now I'm a vegetarian +90% of the time.
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when i started cycling, i was a vegetarian, now im a vegan.
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I'm some sort of vegetarian. I eat dairy and fish but no meat. I think I'm a pescitarian.
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I'm like Nachoman for the past 30 years. Minimal fish. Mostly, I don't want to be associated with industrial livestock production for meat, though I do use leather products in moderation, which makes me a bit of a hypocrite as well. For years I thought getting lots of fiber and avoiding red meat would help me avoid disease, but then I came down with colorectal cancer. Go figure.

Food is a lot more interesting and tasty when you avoid meat products, I think.
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I was a veg. for over 3 years.Now me and my girl are pescitarian. Stopped eating meat for ethical and health reasons, but since I eat fish and wear leather Sidi shoes I am just as guilty as someone who eats swine... I still do what I can to make a small difference.

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Originally Posted by Gorden Gekko View Post
I was a veg. for over 3 years.Now me and my girl are pescitarian. Stopped eating meat for ethical and health reasons, but since I eat fish and wear leather Sidi shoes I am just as guilty as someone who eats swine... I still do what I can to make a small difference.

lorica isnt leather, its plether.

unless they make ACTUAL leather sidis' too, and i didnt realize it
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lorica isnt leather, its plether.

unless they make ACTUAL leather sidis' too, and i didnt realize it
Good point ..Well I am not too proud of the leather seats in my BMW either
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i'm not a vegetarian, and i dont have a problem with being part of the carnovorous food chain, but i am uncomfortable with the treatment of a lot of our food animals and the environmental impact of the modern feedlot, and to that end my wife and are really invested in "cruelty free" meat sourcing, grassfed, freerange etc...

it limits what meat we can eat (if a menu doesnt say "crueltty free" its not) to the point where the only time we eat meat is when we buy it directly from the ranch or WF and prep it ourselves.
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I highly recommend gsteinb's reading list, especially anything by Michael Pollan.
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Vegetarian. No meat/fish/etc. but yes to dairy...
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