Hello folks. Bapoleon here, back to lifting…
Really, friends, T-Nation is my go-to information source for everything fitness. And with fitness comes nutrition.
I don’t know about how you all are here with the vegan lifestyle, but obviously, Mister Thib doesn’t approve of it, as I recently read in a certain article of his that speaks against the show “The Game Changers” in Netflix. I really believe Chris Thib more than anybody, I really do. I’m not saying I blindly follow everything T-Nation articles have to say, but compared to other sources of information about health and fitness, I’m willing to trust T-Nation more.
But… I got my second gout flareup. Big whoop, it happened before. I just gotta adjust my diet, right? It turns out it ain’t that simple. Doctor told me “no red meat, no alcohol, not even excessive protein. The safe number for daily protein intake for your gout management is 80-85.” Normally that kind of news would break my heart. lol. But I don’t care. I can still get reasonably strong with whatever limits I receive. I’m tougher than that… But then, I went to google and did a search on gout diet, and holy smokes, THEY FRIGGIN’ RESTRICT EVERYTHING. They didn’t use the word “everything” but that was basically what they said. You can’t even eat sardines for Christ’s sakes.
Being that I actually do have some minor experience eating vegan and being familiar with plant protein, as far as how it tastes, where in the grocery store to get them, and how to cook them… Dude, can’t I just go ape-crazy and just be a full-fledged vegan? Yeah, I’ll end up fairly weak but what choice do I have? My diet genes are shit.
If you think retaining some meat-eating habits would be better and doable for my case, I might consider. But going full-vegan is sooo tempting because it makes things so much simpler. And I can make a mean, delicious lentil soup.
I’m at the 15-minute mark on the show The Game Changers right now. Mister Thib warned us all about how the show is biased propaganda, but what do you think?
lol. I’m so glad I switched to boxing as my main sport endeavor. Because if I still had that powerlifting and Olympic lifting passion, I’d be devastated. (I still have my 500-pound squat goal though. But it’s definitely gonna be harder because I’m also doing cardio now…)
Thanks a lot, folks and friends! Any good input is appreciated!