You do not work at the alternative health store on south street do you. I bought my second can of the protien powder over on one of them walnut or chesnut streets at the center of town health food store. I was only there for a week living in my old van but now travel on my bike nicely. I reallized that it was expensive living in the number top 8 veg city in the US. It still is my favorite big city in all of the US.
It is interesting that you sent a message and thanks for that. I have not had issues with keeping muscle integrity as well as muscle tissue on my frame, but what I have been having issues with is being able to stay lean. Since on the vegan plan, I have become soft and also holding water and getting a thick look. I have been challenged in finding a food plan that is vegan that (1) won't get me thick, (2) that will keep me satisfied without feeling hungry (3) and something that is not a huge fat load.
Since I started my page, I have to say that I have had to go back to animal protein sparingly and I can feel the dhange and don't like it, so I guess my answer is that I am still investigating some things. Sorry I could not be of more help.
Its really no different than keeping muscle on as a vegetarian or omnivore...same strategies, just different nutritional sources--Nuts and seeds are good, I also eat a lot of hemp, lentils, and occasionally tempeh / Tofu. ..I eat a fair bit of fat too..again, nuts and seeds are good..also flax seed oil and avocado.
I always keep a couple packets of vega protein and some almonds in my gym bag in case I run out of food.
Hope this helps! If you have really specific questions, post em, the community is great at getting lots of responses :)
Adding high amino acid foods such as hemp seed, spirulina, goji berries, chlorophyl, bee pollen and consuming an abundance of green leafy vegetables. Don't be shy of fruits and other vegetables as well as grains, nuts and seeds.
Check out my blog at as I have a section dedicated to vegan recipes and a series I blogged about while on a juice feast! www.nathanejackson.com/blog