Vegan Bodybuilder - Yes It Can Be Done

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Wilf72, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Porky

    Porky Committee brofessor Top Contributor

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    Na that was Barney Du Plessis chap, took gear and ate steak for 15 years, turned vegan then accredited his physique to hemp sandwiches
     
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  2. Wilf72

    Wilf72 Full Member

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    I competed in Oct 16 and weighed 73kg on stage. I turned vegan just after this. I competed last weekend at 80kg on stage. I'd say I have added significant muscle since going plant based.
     
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  3. G-G

    G-G Ex Competitor

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    May I ask why you went plant based? I often wonder why people change to this style deep into their life. A sudden realisation? Pangs of guilt?
     
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  4. Wilf72

    Wilf72 Full Member

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    I was a veggie as a kid....hippy sisters influence....that stopped and I ate animal products and up until a few years ago gave it no thought. After my last prep I was looking at ways to improve my health...with the realisation that high animal product consumption was probably not the way to longevity.
    After researching I made a decision to try a plant based diet for 30 days...thinking I'd give it a go and then revert....however I never did.
    So initially no moral element, however now there most certainly is....I don't see myself going back.
     
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  5. G-G

    G-G Ex Competitor

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    That’s fair enough, thanks for the response.
     
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  6. Getbig25

    Getbig25 Top Contributor

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    You ever had blood tests done to see how it’s affected your health
     
  7. Wilf72

    Wilf72 Full Member

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    Yes absolutely, my blood work has shown steady improvements in health markers, particularly around cholesterol and inflammation - which I would expect on a plant based diet. I’m due another test just before end of the year, so will be interesting to see if that has continued even though I’ll have been through 2 prep cycles.
     
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  8. Hilly

    Hilly Nutritionist and Sports Therapist Moderator

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    Did you eat a very clean balanced diet before this ?

    With the same ratio of good fats to saturates, same avoidance of inflammatory foods like gluten etc or did u not as this is very important when discussing changes in markers.

    Most are eating gluten , red meats n processed meats n all sorts of stuff.

    Go vegan

    Ohh look my blood markers have improved.

    No shit but I guarantee you could add fish into this , some lean free roaming red meat n white meat n your blood results n gains would improve more so.

    However if you feel good with this pathway then I’m very pleased you are making it a success.

    A major issue I find with patients who eat vegan is the foods are so fibre heavy n large in volume they struggle to eat what’s needed n are very bloated/gasy

    These are ED patients tho that don’t have our mentality
     
  9. Wilf72

    Wilf72 Full Member

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    It’s a fair point on the blood markers, although I was eating pretty decent tbh and I still eat gluten now (seitan is made with wheat gluten).
    I agree on the high fibre - that’s why I avoid cruciferous veg and I mostly eat tomatoes, cucumber, pickles & sauerkraut, and fruit (mainly berries, bananas and apples). I learned that the hard way!
     
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  10. tomlet1

    tomlet1 Mr Glass Top Contributor

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    Give a cow half a chance and it would eat you chaps.

    It only doesn't because of its immense food chain phaggotry.

    Omlette of thousands of years ago didn't graft his bollox off to become top of the food chain for his ungrateful descendant to eat celery.

    Lettuce be cereal.

    On my death bed will i weep for the burger i ate or the one i didnt?

    Itt omlette is Shakespeare

    KYP

    Omlette approved
     
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  11. noel

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    i find it hard to kill plants just for our eating needs. Its just so cruel
     
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  12. Fatbrah

    Fatbrah TMuscle Fatministrator Top Contributor

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    Better to SMOKE DA HERB
     
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    huntingground Pencillus Maximus Competitor

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    He let the side down. He didn't ask for 1RMs.
     
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  14. Fatbrah

    Fatbrah TMuscle Fatministrator Top Contributor

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    Or net spend
     
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  15. Reacher

    Reacher Top Contributor

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    is it truly vegan ?
    protein shakes feature in your diet, are they dairy based ?

    also Alpro yoghurt ? again dairy ?

    I do know a woman who follows a vegan diet competes and looks incredible and is very strong so I don't doubt it's do able but I can't help but think from an evolutionary stand point being omnivore is what our bodies are designed for and morals and ethical standpoint are the only reason not to eat meat. my sis is vegetarian, and has shit health.

    Do you have pets, do you feed them a vegan diet ?
     

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