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A guide to vegan bodybuilding – how is this possible?

Please watch the video it is full of information on how to transition into a Vegan Bodybuilder diet and maintain it as well!

Since I have been writing this blog I get asked this question mostly by men very frequently: how can a build muscle mass on a plant-based diet? This is not only possible it is actually better for your health, for the animals and for the environment as well. A plant-based diet reduces the risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and so on.

There is a vegan revolution going on and yes! it has entered the world of bodybuilding. Most athletes turn to foods that are rich in protein but are animal-based such as eggs and lean meats. A plant-based diet is less acidic and actually contains a lot more nutrients. The amount and type of fuel your body needs varies with the intensity of your workout therefore is different if you want to build muscle and lose weight, only build muscle mass or just maintain it.

Eating every 2 to 3 hours maintains your metabolism and helps you train better since you are giving your body nutrients to recover. What does this type of diet look like?

60% Carbohydrates: oatmeal, whole grains, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, whole corn, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and quinoa for example.

20% Proteins:  tofu, tempeh, lentils, beans, nuts and seeds, dark leafy greens, soy beans and mushrooms and much more.

20% Fats (rich in monounsaturated fats) such as avocados, nuts and seeds, olives, hemp oil, coconut oil, tofu etc..

I recommend you visit the sites below in order to really understand your nutritional needs. A vegan diet is a great way to build muscle mass and if you are an animal activist then you will become a great role model for the animal rights cause.

 

Here are some sites to visit to help you understand , get inspired and also get great tips and recipes:

www.veganbodybuilder.org

www.veganbodybuilding.com

www.vegansouls.com

www.consciousmuscle.net

 

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