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    Hi,

    I was just randomly curious as to how may people unicycle that are either vegan or vegetarian.

    I've been vegetarian since the tail end of August of this year, and I ride urban trials. I haven't found riding a problem...I get fatigued after hours of trials...but that's it. My wounds heal normally, and aren't created easily. (My only problems are the mental blocks of the psyche)

    I would post this in "just conversation," but I'm also wondering what people's inputs are on this form of lifestyle in regards to riding, especially for the more aggresive aspects of the sport.

    Later,

    Evan

  • #2
    http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...ighlight=vegan

    ive been vegan for i while, i guess almost 3 years by now. if anything, its advantageous, because of the lower fat/cholesteral intake.
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    • #3
      Brown rice w/beans or tofu, baby (with lotsa garlic).
      Peanut butter and dense whole wheat bread.

      I'm not strictly veggie - I eat things that had faces sometimes, not often enough to make a difference - and I've played competitive ultimate (a _slightly_ active sport) for 21 years without noticing reduced output.

      What's your diet like? Do you eat combos like the above - mixes of whole grains and bean-type stuff?
      Last edited by steveyo; 2004-12-11, 03:46 AM.
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      • #4
        are you asking me?

        i cook for myself in the dorms, so my menu is not as fancy as when i am home but ill give you a basic breakdown of what i eat.

        roasted potatoes- stick some cubed potatoes in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes with onions, lots of garlic, cumin, and all those tasty italian seasonings.

        stir-fry- i often stir fry mushrooms, onions, and tofu with soy and put it over pasta or rice.

        fried rice- stir-fry up tons of veggies, tofu, and the rice.

        pasta- its simple, but pasta with garlic and red pepper or a mix of italian seasonings (this if for late night snak usually).

        garlic bread- bread, margarin, red pepper, garlic in the oven.

        guacamole and chips - mmmmmmm, guacamole.

        steamed broccoli and rice, sometimes i cook fresh bread and pizza dough to make a veggie pizza, spaghetti, baked tofu with rice or pasta, sometimes i make sushi

        i eat out a lot, usually general tso's bean curd or a veggie burrito.
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        • #5
          "Vegetarians, you suck!"


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          • #6
            Wow, thanks muniracer...I wasn't riding around the time that that was posted...My uni broke, and I didn't want to depress myself further over not being able to ride...Then I got a new trials rig...

            There are a lot more people who don't eat meat than what I expected...

            Let's see...I'm a college student, but my cafeteria does offer a good blend of vegan and vegetarian food items...I do drink lots of milk/juice (usually skim milk)...I eat cereal, varieties of bagels, varieties of beans, even tofu!! I decided to go for so many reasons, and one of them deals with a dietician instructing me that a plant-based diet was proper for a cancer survivor like me, who has one kidney...so I lay off of the protein, and thinks that are high in salt content...

            I have a lot of vegan soups at a little cafe, on the weekends...Surprisingly, the most of the best food that I've ever eaten were vegan!! I had some vegan chocolate pie, with tofu...mmm I definitely misjudged it's creamy, wholesome goodness....Oh yeah, it had peanut butter in it too!

            I try to keep a variety of food in my system...I feel really healty, especially adding all the walking, and unicycling that I oft do. The men in my family have beer guts, and I'm determined also to not have one..ever!!! I've been through enough surgery to last me for life!! My peers usually send out comments of "gosh, you're skinny man, you're like a twig" and I've noticed how vegetarianism has slimmed me down, and I feel comfortable with it, just as long as I don't become gaunt looking

            Evan

            I need to go to bed...ugh...i hope all of that made some sort of sense

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheObieOne3226
              "Vegetarians, you suck!"


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              • #8
                if your a vegetarian or vegan to apply the least harm principle, you may want to see these sites

                Least Harm Principle
                http://eesc.orst.edu/agcomwebfile/news/food/vegan.html
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                • #9
                  What are the reasons that you are vegetarian/vegan?

                  I know some people that are because they say its wrong for people to kill animals for any reason including food. Some tell me its better for them.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by muniracer
                    http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...ighlight=vegan

                    ive been vegan for i while, i guess almost 3 years by now. if anything, its advantageous, because of the lower fat/cholesteral intake.
                    Fats are good for you. Be sure you're getting good fats in your diet. They should contribute to 30% of your daily calorie intake.

                    Don't take this as advice to go grab some McDonald's bigmacs!

                    ... You should be alright though, vegan and all.
                    Last edited by Bob22b; 2004-12-11, 08:50 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Antimatter
                      if your a vegetarian or vegan to apply the least harm principle, you may want to see these sites

                      Least Harm Principle
                      http://eesc.orst.edu/agcomwebfile/news/food/vegan.html
                      i am not a vegan because of animal rights, but the theories put forth by those sources are laughable. Even though under this "hypothetical situation" less animals overall would be killed, they require an "actual situation" that does not exist nor will it ever. it is true that if everyone was vegetarian, more animals would be killed than if everyone ate a meat and vegetable diet, but since there is a mixture, a person who eats meat "causes" the deaths of more animals than a vegetarian.

                      the theory says that crop production kills innumerable mice, voles, etc, especially when harvesting soy, which is an essential part for a vegetarian diet while animals can be raised by feeding on foraged food, therefore without the use of tractors or other methods that kill the mice, voles, etc. if you have any knowlege of the meat industry you know that pigs, chickens, and even many of the cows do not forage for their own food. the food is a mixture of harvested crops, including soy, and animals. thus in order to feed these animals, crops must be harvested using tractors, etc. also, (based on the numbers i have heard) generally for every ten servings of this food that an animal consumes, one serving of meat can be taken from it. so in addition to the crops that must be harvested for humans, in order to produce meat many more crops must be produced at a ration of ten to one.

                      if animals were farmed in farms like the "family farms" as Old McDonald had, then the situation would be much different. but they arent, and because of this, the theory is completely unapplicable.

                      you could argue though, that by trying to spread vegetarianism, you are advocating the eventual situation where more animals would be killed.

                      edit: i assure you, bob, that i am eating very well. i dont know anything about nutrition, but i assumed that some types of fat are better than others, which is why i brought that up.
                      Last edited by muniracer; 2004-12-11, 09:37 AM.
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                      • #12
                        even more so http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...getarian+Vegan

                        use the SEARCH you freaking post jammers!
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                        • #13
                          I'm not a vegetarian but the deer we had for dinner last night was.

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                          • #14
                            I'm not a vegetarian... in fact, the only green things I like to eat are jellow and candy... ooh, and grasshopper pie... but I digress...

                            Having gone to a small private hippy high school in the backwoods of NH, where a high percentage of the people were/are vegetarians (no meat products to be consumed on school grounds) I'd say meat has nothing to do with being active... Our X-Country, Track & Field, and XC Ski teams were feared, and full of vegetarians (1 of the XC-Ski guys went on to the last winter olympics, but I don't know if he's a veggie or not...)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jagur
                              even more so http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...getarian+Vegan

                              use the SEARCH you freaking post jammers!
                              Clearly a meat eater. Such hostility.
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