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Cut starts tomorrow; Stoked about returning to a vegetarian diet!

Sunday, March 13, 2016 by  
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My usual Sunday stats (scale weight, body fat percentage, soft tape measurements) are not happening this morning, as my cut begins tomorrow. I’ll take a complete set of starting stats tomorrow morning, and will post all that in tomorrow’s blog.

Of course I’ll be posting weekly progress reports here every Sunday, and my complete daily food logs will be posted to MyFitnessPal.

I’ll be cutting down to about 163-165 pounds. My starting weight is going to be around 180 pounds. A few pounds of that will be water weight (it’s not exactly been a “clean” weekend), so I’m probably looking at 14-15 pounds of fat loss. That’s about 7 weeks.

The Vegetarian recipe section of JSF is going to be seeing a lot of action very soon.

The Vegetarian recipe section of JSF is going to be seeing a lot of action very soon.

Once my cut is over I’ll be quickly transitioning to a vegetarian diet. Lisa will be joining me, and happily. We both really excited!

I have not decided if I will post my complete food logs once I am on a vegetarian diet, but I may, at least for awhile.

Even if I don’t post detailed food logs, I will definitely be posting plenty of new vegetarian/vegan recipes and other information.

It’s amazing how much things have changed since the decade when Lisa and I were vegetarians (from about 1993 to early 2003). Back then people looked at us like we were from another planet, but these days it’s much more common and accepted. I think that rocks.

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11 Responses to “Cut starts tomorrow; Stoked about returning to a vegetarian diet!”
    • Gabrielle J. Suver I was also a vegetarian for almost a decade, but at the time I was not at all athletic and I made a lot of mistakes. A lot has changed since then, and I’m much more knowledgeable about health and nutrition now. I think that will make all the difference.

      I’ll be closely watching my performance on the bike, as well as monitoring my overall health. Based on the number of vegetarian and vegan cycling monsters I know personally (and know of), I have no doubt this is the right move.

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  1. My wife and I watched the documentary “Forks Over Knives” some time ago and it really changed our perspective on the correlation of diet to health related problems. While we did not ourselves have any health problems to deal with we were interested in preventing problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. They advocate a vegan diet which I wasn’t very interested in but agreed to try some of the recipes to see if we could make incremental improvements in our diet. What we found was that there are many creative ways to cook meals where we did not miss eating animal products (we have a macaroni and no cheese recipe I prefer to the real thing!” My wife also experienced lactose intolerance about this time and we were looking for recipes to replace foods with dairy so this diet helped a lot. I highly recommend many of the recipes from their cookbook especially from Rip Esselstyn’s book “The Engine 2 Diet”. He has figured out how to make vegan food taste great!

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    • That’s awesome, man! Thanks for the cookbook recommendation, I’ll pick it up.

      I’ve got a couple other books on the way that came highly recommended. One is a cookbook, and the other focuses on vegan athletic performance. I’ll post up some reviews down the road a bit.

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