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Old 06-09-2011, 08:36 AM   #21
John A. Smith
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Re: Deficiency from Vegetarianism

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Originally Posted by Adam Kurland View Post
Thanks for all of your comments. Sounds like it may be worth bringing back eggs (I know,'not classic vegetarian, but her diet is basically driven by the fact that she doesn't really like meat...let the mocking begin)

We generally eat more or less the same each day during the workweek, but mix things up on the weekend:

Breakfast and Lunch: Smoothie w/ 1 cup frozen fruit (either berries or peaches); 1 heaping tablespoon flax seeds, 1 heaping tablespoon natural pb, 1 scoop whey protein powder, 1 scoop Amazing Grass (http://www.amazinggrass.com/chocolat...superfood.html) wfs.

Snack(s) consist of handfuls of almonds

For dinner we'll generally do something simple and vegetable based; e.g: mashed cauliflower, roasted sweet potato, sauteed onions pepper & mushrooms

Most days she'll have a cup of ice cream from TJ's as a desert.

The problem may just be not enough sleep.

I know it sounds strange, but I eat almost entire the same (but no ice cream, and I do have meat when it's offered, but don't make any at home), and am good on about 7 hours of sleep and a 15-20 minute hard workout (either kettlebells or sprint/hill run) each morning
I agree with Amber. It seems like your girlfriend is not consuming much protein or calories, however I don't know what your girlfriend's bodyweight is so it's difficult to tell. I would eat more real food and not rely on whey or Amazing Grass powder. Those powders usually only contain around 110 calories per serving.

I would ditch the ice cream for dessert and replace it with cottage cheese or yogurt/Greek yogurt. All of the smoothie ingredients listed would taste good with cottage cheese or yogurt. IMO
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