Hey Libby2....to answer your questions....
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Hey Elle, was just wondering why you would stop the whey and glutamine??? Does this mean that you'll need to be cooking alot more? Are you taking the soy in place of the whey? If so aren't you concerned about the phyto estrogens hampering your gains, and LBM? Just a curiousity... [img]/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Whey was turning my stomach and in combo with the glutamine....well, I was looking like quite the whale! When I hit 160lbs this summer, I was never so depressed in all my life. Even when I was watching my diet very closely....the fat would not come off. I was also feeling quite thick. I don't remember if I sent you my pics or not....but since I've stopped taking them my definition has increased, my weight gone down and without loss of LBM! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
So, I'm going through egg whites like crazy (that's my replacement!). I use only about 1/2 cup of soy milk a day with breakfast. I don't think that is enough to hamper my gains.
Also, since I had upped my protein my PMS symptoms had gone absolutely nuts! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] For the last 2 weeks, I have actually just focused on eating clean and healthy. I am allowed fruit now....what a difference! This is working for me. I think everyone really needs to learn to listen to your body and mine was not happy on those supps.
I can't wait to take my next set of pics! You guys (upon request as usual) will see a huge difference. The regulars and trainers at the gym have noticed and I'm getting a lot of positive feedback!
Elle is having a great week! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
This is what I eat in a typical day:
1 small apple
1 tbsp walnuts
1/2 cup soy milk
Meal 2 PWO
Egg whites cooked with 2 tsp sesame oil
1 can tuna
1 cup butternut squash soup (made by me! YUM!)
lots of mixed greens salad
1tbsp vinegar 2 tsp oil...with garlic and herbs
I'll stick another meal in there if I'm hungry....usually a fruit and peanut butter.
I know some people are thinking "what the heck is she doing?"....but you know what? I haven't felt so good mentally and physically in a very long time!