If you think that vegans are weedy people who fall over if you knock them with your finger, think again! Many top athletes and fire fighters are vegan, and so are some of the world’s top bodybuilders. Here is a good guide to eating plans for vegan bodybuilders.
Robert Cheeke is a bodybuilder and animal welfare campaigner. Robert Cheeke is a trusted vegan activist and motivational speaker. He grew up in Oregon (US) and went vegan age 15, weighing just 120 pounds (less than 9 stone). Today he is referred to as ‘the godfather of vegan bodybuilding’. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two rescued Chihuahuas! Read what Robert eats on a typical day.
If you want it to be, your heart can be your biggest and most powerful muscle in your body. Robert Cheeke
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meet some more vegan bodybuilders!
Torre Washington is one of the world’s best-known vegan bodybuilders. A vegan due to his Ital Rastafarian heritage, he began to sculpt his body using a bench and dumbbell, and after studying engineering, is now one of the fittest men in the world!
Patrik Baboumian is often the man rolled out to the media, when people say you can’t be a vegan strongman! An Iranian born to Armenian parents and raised in Germany, he is a retired bodybuilder who now spends his time promoting the plant-based lifestyle. He set the log lift record by lifting 190 kilos (almost 30 stone in old money) and also won Germany’s Strongest Man competition. Some argue he may even qualify as the world’s strongest man. Yet what does he eat? Vegan sausages and falafel and lots of smoothies!
Don’t listen to those self proclaimed nutrition gurus and the supplement industry trying to tell you that you need meat, eggs and dairy to get enough protein. There are plenty of plant-based protein sources and your body is going to thank you for stopping feeding it with dead food. Go vegan and feel the power! Patrik
Nimai Delgado is an American bodybuilder who has always been vegetarian and is now a vegan advocate, who loves eating plant-based proteins, lots of veggies and protein smoothies. He says that his diet is more varied than other bodybuilders who are fed up of always eating fish, egg whites and asparagus.
Puerto Rican Natalie Matthews is powered by tofu! She has lots of simple recipes and e-books on her site. A sickly child, she gave up dairy to cure her sinuses, and look at her now!