Alright guys, In case you’re wondering how you can start bodybuilding as a vegan, I’m going to share some tips with you I’ve picked up along the way. With the recent influx celebrities and athletes adapting to healthier diets, plant based nutrition has recently been shown to improve long-term health. However, the reason why many weight lifters hesitate when it comes to switching off their traditional diets- is the lack of strength and muscle building abilities that are falsely associated with plant based nutrition. Luckily, I have some tips that will help you get started on a super powered vegan bodybuilding diet.
Mass Gain with ProteinTo build muscle you will need a calorie surplus, regardless of diet. And it’s actually easier than you think with a vegan diet. Because all whole plant foods contain protein; have you seen gorillas? Just make sure to consume an average of one gram of protein per pound of body-weight. Quinoa, lentils and rice based protein powders are easy sources of protein to start with.
Fat for Energy
www.howmuchproteininanegg.org natural-bodybuilding-routines-workouts-training-diet/bodybuilding-supplaments/best-natural-bodybuilding-diet-for-women-using-pure-vegan-food/If you’re goal is high physical performance, then getting 20 to 30% of your calories from healthy fats should do the trick. Make sure to load up on olive oil, flax-seed oil, butter, avocados, almonds, almond butter and walnuts. Not only will they keep you satiated, but will give you slow burning energy- which will help you work out longer.
And finally, always keep in mind that eating a variety of foods will provide your body with a full array of amino acids. As you can mix and match many different types of food; just make sure you know it’s vegan based.
Good luck and happy eating!