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    Vegetarian Differences in Practice

    Vegetarian differences vary a bit between many people who call themselves vegetarian. There are those who eat their diets based on moral or philosophical reasons. There are those that eat based on health concerns. Some have obvious allergies or react badly to different foods. There are those that eat according to religious ideologies.┬áThere are a few technical terms for the vegetarian differences if you want to go look them up. There are lacto and ovo and pesco etc. etc. etc. If you go to the message boards and other places where people can leave comments you’ll find quite a few opinions about vegetarian differences. One problem you might find is…

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    80 calories of frozen veggies

    This is what 80 calories of frozen mixed veggies looks like. Add in 8 oz. of chicken breast for a 300 calorie meal that’s pretty good and good for you. I like Fajita Seasoning on it in the steamer.

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    Steamed Salmon and Green Beans

    I’m back to my hard training diet, so a couple times a week I’ll be eating steamed fish or poultry with veggies. I’m trying to see if I can get my bodyfat into the single digits as I train for Elbrus Race 2012. I need to make sure I burn fat an keep or increase my muscle mass. I am normally a near-vegetarian, but have found that in this phase I do better with a bit of meat tossed in. I do however generally not eat mammalian meat.

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    Healthy Food – Eat Like a Bodybuilder

    This is an example of my recovery evening meal the day after a 10 mile training run on the trails in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah County. I ran a connector of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near the power towers on the bench below Mount Timpanogos yesterday. Today I had mostly protein shakes during the day, and a massage to work out my IT Band issues, and tonight I’m having steamed chicken breast strips with steamed broccoli and steamed cauliflower. This is actually quite similar to the types of meals bodybuilders eat to rebuild muscle after their intense training. Though if they’re large enough, they’d have it 3 or 4…

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    Healthy Loaded Tomato Soup

    Both Timothy Ferris and Chad Waterbury have recommended black beans for the fiber and protein content. Cruciferous veggies are also highly recommended. A few weeks ago I started experimenting with combining all this into a tomato soup for convenience. The result is below: For one serving (my serving anyway): steam ahead for about 5 minutes: · handful chopped whole broccoli · handful chopped whole cauliflower (I think the stems are rich in nutrients and flavor) combine in a microwave dish with · 1/2 can Tomato Bisque soup · 1/2 can black beans sprinkle on top a little · taco seasoning microwave for 1 to 1-1/2 minute, stirring about halfway enjoy