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Old March 4th, 2012, 09:25 AM
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This is going to be short and sweet as I have a specific interest in the program. I do apologize for not being the best test subject, but statistically speaking, if I reply, more like me may also be represented...

PN is fabulous as a no nonsense education and method for 90+% of the population who are tired and confused with all the mess of info that the media re-invents and then hypes as weight loss trickery.

I originally bought it trying to swallow the "only Starchy Carbs" post work out being that was a practice that I had not incorporated into my training protocol.

PN peaked my interest as a way to maintain control over my physique outside of competing (figure) and dieting in a strict manner, as I'm not sure I will continue at present, or at least right this minute :)

The curve ball is this: I decided to go to a plant based diet and still find the info lacking in the PN guide. It's been alot of personal library research and measurement based feedback so far.

Questions are: what ARE optimal protein needs for someone eating a vegan diet? In percentage of calories, please.
Does the <25% starchy carbs refer to "Visually on a plate" or by % of calories per meal? For ex: in a 400 cal. meal, I'd have to consume +200 of those from fruit and veggies -, holy cow! Show me how to do that unless I'm eating a jar of pasta sauce. I would consider myself an advanced athlete, looking to dial it down a bit but would like to know HOW to be competitive on a plant based protocol.
I'm learning here, my personal experiment, but bear with me, these are some things I'm bumping up against.

By and large, the tools for personal assessment are great especially for a beginner and can certainly be used to fine tune the diet of omnivores in whatever their goal may be.
Hi Celeste,

Did you ever see the plant-based plate here?
http://www.precisionnutrition.com/pn-my-plate

Hope that helps.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Hi Celeste,

Did you ever see the plant-based plate here?
http://www.precisionnutrition.com/pn-my-plate

Hope that helps.
Yes, Thanks Ryan~
I guess I'm looking for more taylored info in the realms of vegan personalization.
Experimentation seems to be leading me to the best way for me now. Today is day 20 I think and I'm still going! More and more I appreciate the sustainabilty and long terms benefits of this "diet" and want to be super knowledgeable for those I influence who desire to adopt a plant based lifestyle. I appreciate your huge knowledge and experience in this arena and hope I can learn more from you in those regards! Is it possible to show me the "key" table of contents for vegan eating posts and threads? Thanks!
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Old March 6th, 2012, 04:14 PM
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I liked the program - I think it would be great. But it didn't work for me. I explained this to your customer service when I requested a return and refund. I am a working mom with two small children. I told them family friend meal plans would have helped a whole lot. I do not have the time nor energy to prepare two meals every meal time. At any rate, I made this request in the middle of February. I mailed back my material on the 21st. I am only in Tyler - a mere 2.5 hr drive to where the products were going back. Two weeks later, I am still waiting for a refund. The last two days I requested an update and have received no reply. Customer service was quick to reply when they were trying to keep me from returning the literature but now nothing...what gives?
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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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I liked the program - I think it would be great. But it didn't work for me. I explained this to your customer service when I requested a return and refund. I am a working mom with two small children. I told them family friend meal plans would have helped a whole lot. I do not have the time nor energy to prepare two meals every meal time. At any rate, I made this request in the middle of February. I mailed back my material on the 21st. I am only in Tyler - a mere 2.5 hr drive to where the products were going back. Two weeks later, I am still waiting for a refund. The last two days I requested an update and have received no reply. Customer service was quick to reply when they were trying to keep me from returning the literature but now nothing...what gives?
Our customer service team is lightning fast and there's a good chance you've already been refunded. However, please drop them another line at info@precisionnutrition.com and I'll personally make sure they get back to you ASAP. Thanks for giving Precision Nutrition a try!
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Old March 7th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Yes, Thanks Ryan~
I guess I'm looking for more taylored info in the realms of vegan personalization.
Experimentation seems to be leading me to the best way for me now. Today is day 20 I think and I'm still going! More and more I appreciate the sustainabilty and long terms benefits of this "diet" and want to be super knowledgeable for those I influence who desire to adopt a plant based lifestyle. I appreciate your huge knowledge and experience in this arena and hope I can learn more from you in those regards! Is it possible to show me the "key" table of contents for vegan eating posts and threads? Thanks!
Nice job with the experimentation.

These are solid resources:
Q&A part 1
Q&A part 2
All about plant-based eating
What I've been eating
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Dr. John is the bomb!!

Hands down the best product available!! I have made good progress and I've only been practicing for two months. I love the foods, my wife id coming on the Precision Nutrition bandwagon. I have more energy, I'm 36 years old and I can outlift anyone in the gym. I often get looks like ..... What the hell is that guy on? This product is amazing. It has turned my life around.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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So far I love everything about PN. The tools and resources are the best I've come across so far. My struggle has been locating the resources that help folks that are a little further along. I've been using the keyword search to find information regarding taking both training and nutrition to the next level. I've found Krista's information on taking workouts to the next level and I'm incorporating that upon return from vacation next week. I don't think I'm quite ready for the Get Shredded Program.

I'm spending about an hour a day looking through all of the data but it would be great if there was some type of "fast track" to information on the nutritional side.

I have no problem with food compliancy but I do have a problem with understanding the proper ways of getting enough carbs to support my rigorous workouts while following a Paleo lifestyle.

After a year with no visible results I decided that I needed something more specialized so I'm here. I would like some counsel on whether Lean Eating for Women is where I need to start or if I should wait until the more goal specific programs come out.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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I liked the information I gained on the PN system and the gourmet nutrition manual so much, I signed up for the certification. So far the information regarding meal timings and post workout nutrition has been most helpful.

I've found myself eating a lot more veggies, even to the point of adding greens to my protein based smoothies. Unheard of for a devout carnivore.

I would suggest, the measurements in the gourmet nutrition manual be amended to include metric equivs as cups are totally foreign to me (I'm UK based) .

I'm really looking forward to completing the certification process.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 06:42 PM
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What i like about precision nutrition is that you cna find information on everything! On the flip side though i find the informaitno isn't always easy to find. It seems like i could spend days on the website! I would like to see more divisions in the articles and posts. Things like senior member logs, new members logs, competitors logs, gluten free information, everything about the 6 pack, etc. Rigth now i can use the search engine but it's not as easy as having categories pre-determined.

Also, i love the system materials but i'm a little frustrated that i had actually read more then 70% of those articles online for free... i would have expected a little more honestly.

Finally, i love the cookbook version 1 but the 2nd version looks even nicer! Can't members get discounts on it?

hope this feedback helps!
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:43 AM
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It was probably timely for me to receive this request to post my thoughts on the PN program. I have been following the principals for just over two months and have lost 10kg. The last week I have slowly found myself slipping up. The first 9 weeks I missed the gym maybe 6 days in total. This last week I've only been twice.

I like the common sense and scientific approach to the program. I have found it easy to stick to.
I feel like I've needed more guidance with exercise than that which is provided. I'm a bit scared of the weights side of things, lack confidence to use free weights. I'm going to invest in a personal training session to get me back on track this week.

I hardly ever open my folder and don't hang out here much, I just stick to the main principals and it seems to be working :)
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