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? Not only is eating a plant-based diet works excellent for bodybuilding, but it is also 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 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 composes this type of diet?
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, soybeans 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 to 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: