Plant-based Diet for Bodybuilders.: Perfect guide to eating plant-based diet to keep fit and develop muscle (Paperback)
Let's face it, building muscle is hard, no matter what "diet" you follow. And supporting your athletic endeavours with a plant-based diet can be challenging too, especially if you're new to the vegan lifestyle.I've been there desperately hoping to gain muscle and weight eating only plants. After decades of learning from personal failures and successes, I have officially cracked the code on how to truly build and sustain muscle. I'm sharing those keys to success with you today so that you too can achieve your bodybuilding and fitness goals.When I first started my plant-based, muscle-building journey many years ago, there wasn't much publicly available on the subject. So little, in fact, that I had to rely almost entirely on trial and error. Thankfully, over time I started to figure it out, and I grew from weighing 120 pounds in 1995 when I went vegan, to a 210-pound champion bodybuilder at my peak, built entirely by plants (and hard work in the gym).Even if you've struggled with building muscle in the past (while plant-based or not), I'm confident you can bulk up when you apply the strategies, habits, foods, and exercises necessary to achieve your goals.Ten years ago, a plant-based bodybuilder would be considered an oxymoron by many. For decades now, we have learned that to build big muscles you need to eat meat and lots of it, right? Well, times are changing and people are realizing that, for a plethora of reasons, they want to eat fewer animal-based foods.This leaves many bodybuilders concerned with their ability to maintain or increase their strength and size. But when you take into account the careful planning and attention to detail that goes into any bodybuilder's lifestyle, you quickly learn that being a plant-based bodybuilder isn't much more difficult than one that eats a carnivorous diet.There are many facets of bodybuilding nutrition that hold 100% true even as a plant-based athlete. In many ways, we are just adapting what we already know works to build muscle and shed fat, and making it plant-based.There are some key things to take into consideration when following a plant-based diet for bodybuilders, including adequate protein, carbohydrate balance, DHA and EPA and Vitamin B12. Let's take a closer look at these key nutrition factors and how they pertain to vegan bodybuilders.