[quote]Chris Arp wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Chris Arp wrote:
I think you are facing an uphill battle, my friend. Whether you accept it or not, you’re choice in diet is running directly counter to what is natural for your body. Can you survive on a diet that absent meat? Yes, but it won’t be ideal. Can you thrive on such a diet? Only a small few with incredible genetics can withstand such abuse.
And, to be clear, it isn’t about the macronutrients (i.e., protein). It is about the micronutrients that exist aplenty in meat products. The analogs found in plants have been repeatedly proven to be much tougher for humans to absorb and utilize. No matter the form, plants are, simply put, one of the poorer found sources for human beings of all that exist and you have choosen to limit yourself to that group almost exclusively. It will be tough, to say the least.
As I see them, your choices are (1) excel in lacrosse OR (2) remain a strict vegetarian. I do not believe you can do both, but I wish you the best.
He eats eggs, they are a great source of protein. Being a great lacrosse player has little to do with being a vegetarian. The most important thing is being a skilled, fast and competitive athlete.
Did you somehow miss the part where he wants to gain much more msucle mass?
Eggs, milk, and protein powders can all serve as excellent sources of protein. They are complete proteins. There are no special properties that meat possesses over these sources.
Your trying to say that he can not reach his muscular potential using these proteins and training hard? If so, why?
There are indeed special benefits to eating meat over other PRO sources. think about:
-Lipid-soluble vitamins out the ass
-Some of the most optimal fat content ever (esp. in the grass fed and farmers market meats the omega 3 - 6 ratio is awesome. And they always sell meat at the farmers market even if it’s winter.)
Read Dr. Lowrie’s “down on the pharm” article on meat to find out all about the sick benefits of meat.
It is indeed conceivable that a man can bulk on protein powder and oats etc. BUT it will not likely garner the same speed or quality of result that a meat eater’s diet would.
Interestingly enough I love vege’s and vegan’s though because they make me feel special and they leave more animals for me. Like the one time i went to a comm&culture/womens studies facutly party and they had all types of tasty hors derves (sp?) but so many people.
Luckily there was a high percentage of women there who didn’t eat meat. So I got to eat almost all the wings and little greek meatballs. At the tie I was pretty lean (too much touch rugby) and the vege’s would ask me how I stayed so lean eating so much meat. I would say “that IS how I stay lean. Plus I a broke ass student, free food is free food.” Good times.