Funny...I am a vegetarian too and am very picky as well. Good advice on the chickpeas. I should eat them more often.
So glad you found the light too!! Lifting heavy feels so good and it really helps sculpt the body. I really don't know why most women think that way. It's not like there are tons of women bodybuilders walking around. It is very difficult to get huge, bulky, buff, ripped and whatever term there is. A lot of drugs are needed to get to that level for a woman. I spent 6 months dieting and training for a figure competition and even though I gained muscle and was a lot stronger I was tiny when I stepped on stage....and that was 6 months of hard core training twice a day.
Originally Posted by Lizk23
Great advice! I think a lot of people think if they excercise a lot they'll lose the weight, but if you don't eat right along with the exercise it will never happen. I've had to switch my diet up a bit recently, i'm a vegetarian and a picky eater so I have to make sure I eat enough lean protein, not just carbs and salad! I was reading on vegetarian sources of lean protein and I found the source with one of the highest percentages is chickpeas! They're really yummy, I made hummus with them the other night and it was aaaamazing. A very healthy and tasty alternative to any kind of dip or sandwich spread.
I also read back a few pages and i'm glad you were trying to convince everyone to not just do cardio but weight train and lift heavier weights. People always try to tell me i'm going to get all huge and manly from lifting heavy weights and doing low reps and it's so not true. I did the low weight 15-20 reps thing for many many months and it kept me in decent shape but when i switched to heavy weights I could almost immediately see changes in my body's definition. So so glad I found the light and switched to heavier weight.
Originally Posted by sxcT