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Are you able to pack a dinner and take it with you school? That has helped me save a lot of money over the years.


Unfortunately no ^.^'.


Unfortunately, since bulking up isn't my goal, I don't have much advice. My guess would be that it's do-able, but I am not sure of the specifics to get there.


That's too bad, I'll see what I can find later, thank you anyway!


I must admit, I am biased against Whole Foods and other such places. If someone is attempting to be an ethical eater, then it may be one of their only options. I am not an ethical eater and I am on a tight budget, so I focus on price over food politics and conspicuous consumption.


Oh I see, I'm a bit of an ethical eater, but I'm cheaper than I am ethical when it comes to food rn. I just stick to fair trade chocolate XD
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Good luck with everything!

Edit: If you're in North America, local food co-ops and farm produce stands might be a good ethical(ish) option for you. However, with winter coming it might be tougher to find places that are still open.
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Deyre wrote:
basically if you go on vegetarianism for awhile you may start to feel dizzy in the head So after awhile you have no choice other than to get some meat. Its kinda like blood for vampires in a way


feeling dizzy? aren't you just starving yourself?
that + craving meat = you don't eat any substitutes, correct?

I eat this daily:

Textured or texturized vegetable protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein (TSP), soy meat, or soya chunks

What they sell in Russia looks like this:


They sure must have similar or better over there. Minutes to cook and tasty. (Relatives tried it just b/c it smells nice and liked it too).

I've been on this (+ roasted mushrooms on rare occasions) for years, and honestly I never had to fight any urge to eat meat. It was so easy that it felt like cheating (I am not a vegan though, I drink milk and eat cheese made with microbial enzymes).

I perfectly remember taste and smell of all kind of meat dishes I liked, but the only thing I crave now is to rewatch Vampire Knight and Tokyo Ghoul b/c of your metaphore Ɑ:


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My main diet priority rn is to bulk up on fat, and as fond as I am of eating nuts 24/7, I'm not sure how possible that will be on a vegan diet, do you know (I guess there's avocados)?


It's cool to eat nuts daily, but too much might give you a light poisoning Ɑ:
If you are looking for a cheap way to become vegetarian you might want to check my response to OP in this same post.
They sell soy meat here for $1 a piece and one is enough for 4 meals. (Cooked with sidedish, obviously, like spaghetti/rice/potatoes or whatever goes with meat)

But as others I can't help with bulking on fat. What's that about? Are you too thin, or doing that bodybuilding sport or smt?
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elan7aad10 wrote:


Deyre wrote:
basically if you go on vegetarianism for awhile you may start to feel dizzy in the head So after awhile you have no choice other than to get some meat. Its kinda like blood for vampires in a way


feeling dizzy? aren't you just starving yourself?
that + craving meat = you don't eat any substitutes, correct?

I eat this daily:

Textured or texturized vegetable protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein (TSP), soy meat, or soya chunks

What they sell in Russia looks like this: //

They sure must have similar or better over there. Minutes to cook and tasty. (Relatives tried it just b/c it smells nice and liked it too).

I've been on this (+ roasted mushrooms on rare occasions) for years, and honestly I never had to fight any urge to eat meat. It was so easy that it felt like cheating (I am not a vegan though, I drink milk and eat cheese made with microbial enzymes).

I perfectly remember taste and smell of all kind of meat dishes I liked, but the only thing I crave now is to rewatch Vampire Knight and Tokyo Ghoul b/c of your metaphore Ɑ:


ClothStatue wrote:
My main diet priority rn is to bulk up on fat, and as fond as I am of eating nuts 24/7, I'm not sure how possible that will be on a vegan diet, do you know (I guess there's avocados)?


It's cool to eat nuts daily, but too much might give you a light poisoning Ɑ:
If you are looking for a cheap way to become vegetarian you might want to check my response to OP in this same post.
They sell soy meat here for $1 a piece and one is enough for 4 meals. (Cooked with sidedish, obviously, like spaghetti/rice/potatoes or whatever goes with meat)

But as others I can't help with bulking on fat. What's that about? Are you too thin, or doing that bodybuilding sport or smt?


Do you use any sauces or other seasonings for the TVP? So far I've been avoiding meat substitutes because the ones I have tried have been rubbery, tasteless, or out of my price range. Then again, I also haven't been looking too hard, either.
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Nothing i will never be Vegan
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Do you use any sauces or other seasonings for the TVP?


Yes. Dill, green onion, Khmeli suneli (Georgian spice mix), tomato sauce, sour cream, even soy sauce lol. Also can be roasted with bulb onion rings or something. Since it is supposed to be treated like meat dish. Actually, some are sold with some spice mix included (with some nasty stuff though, but it can be thrown away and only the TVP used).

Half of the times I don't have seasoning. But after it's soaked in boiling water, I leave it on the pan with the sidedish for a while, so it gets roasted a little and becomes tasty even without any seasoning.

But just cooked in microwave, I agree, it tastes dull without seasoning, unless you are really hungry.


So far I've been avoiding meat substitutes because the ones I have tried have been rubbery, tasteless, or out of my price range. Then again, I also haven't been looking to hard, either.


I know what you mean. There're different brands, with different quality. I've come across some that are not just tasteless, but bad-tasting, some even inedible, once in a while. They even looked off, structure was different. Luckily, major surviving and widespread brands are good.

There're also those that are okay, but bigger and are significantly longer to cook, or, rather they have to be cooked (versus just soaked) in boiling water. (That's why I rarely bother with them). Those, if undercooked, are rubbery - may be the same that gave you bad impression?

I guess, if you ever want to give it another chance, the best would be to visit some specialized vegan store and pick one of each type. Hopefully couple of them will be good. Then you can see if they are available around, or order delivery in large quantity once in a while.
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I could never go vegan. Meat is just too yummy. But more power to ya if you want to go the vegan route, just don't be a pompus jerk about it and shove it in my face.

I dated a a vegan chick once. Taking her out to dinner was soul draining since she had to question every damn thing on the menu.
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elan7aad10 wrote:


nfry2000 wrote:
Do you use any sauces or other seasonings for the TVP?


Yes. Dill, green onion, Khmeli suneli (Georgian spice mix), tomato sauce, sour cream, even soy sauce lol. Also can be roasted with bulb onion rings or something. Since it is supposed to be treated like meat dish. Actually, some are sold with some spice mix included (with some nasty stuff though, but it can be thrown away and only the TVP used).

Half of the times I don't have seasoning. But after it's soaked in boiling water, I leave it on the pan with the sidedish for a while, so it gets roasted a little and becomes tasty even without any seasoning.

But just cooked in microwave, I agree, it tastes dull without seasoning, unless you are really hungry.


So far I've been avoiding meat substitutes because the ones I have tried have been rubbery, tasteless, or out of my price range. Then again, I also haven't been looking to hard, either.


I know what you mean. There're different brands, with different quality. I've come across some that are not just tasteless, but bad-tasting, some even inedible, once in a while. They even looked off, structure was different. Luckily, major surviving and widespread brands are good.

There're also those that are okay, but bigger and are significantly longer to cook, or, rather they have to be cooked (versus just soaked) in boiling water. (That's why I rarely bother with them). Those, if undercooked, are rubbery - may be the same that gave you bad impression?

I guess, if you ever want to give it another chance, the best would be to visit some specialized vegan store and pick one of each type. Hopefully couple of them will be good. Then you can see if they are available around, or order delivery in large quantity once in a while.


Thank you for the advice! I am definitely going to try experimenting with different types until I can find something I like.
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Everyone please go vegan... more bacon for me.
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https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=vegan+protein+shakes&tbm=shop

My advice: find the vegan shake with the highest calories and drink 3-4 per day on top of regular meals. Some of the best say for weight loss, but you have to understand that these are meant to replace meals rather than be added to, so they have high calorie counts.

Also, if you can, potatoes, rice and other starchy foods are great for fattening up.

So, good luck, you adorable FabricSculpture, you!


Ooh true! I totally forgot about store bought shakes, they'll probably work just like protein powder. Yaa I'll just have to swap them for supplements too.

As a certified white person, I am an expert on potato cooking and preparation

<3 <3 <3 Ahahaha thank you DivineChickenLeg!
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<3 <3 <3 Thank you!!

I forgot to mention, you just reminded me. My local shopping center has a Local Farmer's Market twice a week. I adore public markets, something fun and nostalgic about buying food from the people who make it. Of course, with the colder season the produce hasn't been as good recently like you said. I don't know if there's anywhere else that runs through the winter (I live in the desert so winter is a little different, I know for a fact that there's much fewer vendors during the winter) I'll have to take a look!

Thank you again for your help! I can't promise results but I'll do my best to make a vegan, or at least vegetarian diet work ^.^
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It's cool to eat nuts daily, but too much might give you a light poisoning Ɑ:
If you are looking for a cheap way to become vegetarian you might want to check my response to OP in this same post.
They sell soy meat here for $1 a piece and one is enough for 4 meals. (Cooked with sidedish, obviously, like spaghetti/rice/potatoes or whatever goes with meat)

But as others I can't help with bulking on fat. What's that about? Are you too thin, or doing that bodybuilding sport or smt?


True, I am obsessed with Almonds but even I can get tired of them after a point >.>. That soy meat sounds lovely, I'll totally look it up!

Yeahh it's an underweight thing ^.^' I'm so light my friends who work out even marginally can lift me with ease, big people with one hand which is a bit disconcerting (I admit it can be really fun to be carried tho XD). I don't need to gain a lot more weight, but I definitely need some fat on me, both to stay and look healthy!
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