Tell us about yourself and your weight goals and we’ll create you custom meal plans to hit them. Just ask any of the many vegan bodybuilders. Unfortunately there are a few misconceptions about nutrition within the vegan community that lead to total failure at the gym. This is proven by science. We need to start by calculating your basal metabolic rate BMR. This is the your rate of energy expenditure at rest. The amount of calories you burn when doing absolutely nothing. The formula for this by Harris-Benedict differs between the sexes.
Nutrition is important to all, especially vegan athletes. This is possible while adhering to a vegan diet and lifestyle, but careful planning is necessary. See how I do it. I will go on the record in saying that nutrition is the most important part of the muscle building equation. What you put into your mouth will determine the gains that you make from intense workouts in the gym and how you recover and build muscle away from the gym. Nutrition is important for every bodybuilder and especially for vegan athletes and trainees. Building an impressive physique is possible while adhering to a vegan diet and lifestyle, but careful planning is necessary to maximize testosterone and insulin production and to maximize recovery.
If you’ve been thinking about going vegan, you may worry that it will hamper your gym game. Want proof? Look no further than Jon Venus, a bodybuilder, trainer, and Youtuber who went vegan a few years into his career after learning about the environmental impacts of the animal farming industry. People are increasingly adopting vegan diets for ethical and health reasons, too. Plant-based products are in higher demand than ever and will grow as a food trend in , according to predictions from Whole Foods Market. In fact, when we polled Men’s Health readers about going vegan on Twitter, nearly 20 percent of them said they’d at least give the diet a shot. But for Venus, going vegan isn’t a short-lived experiment. It started with his energy levels. His speaks-for-itself physique proves that finding a diet that works for you—and that you can stick to—is key.