Vegan Bulking: The Art Of Bodybuilding Without Meat

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Vegan Bulking: The Art Of Bodybuilding Without Meat

Most bodybuilders, as you're probably aware, eat steak, eggs, and chicken on a daily basis – this has been the case since the beginning. Even Eugen Sandow, dubbed the "Father of Modern Bodybuilding" and born in 1867, ate meat.

Is it possible to bulk up without eating meat, and if so, how?

Yes, you certainly can!

You don't need to eat any meat or other animal products to bulk up, unless you want to end this article prematurely. All you have to do is choose wisely when it comes to your food (which is the same for vegans and non-vegans alike!)

Pick and choose carefully.

You should eat foods that are high in protein, which is roughly 1g of protein per 1lb of bodyweight, as with any diet. You must ensure that you consume all of the necessary amounts of protein in your diet, regardless of how you consume it (within reason)

Seeds, grains, and beans are all good sources of protein.

Sunflower, pumpkin, poppy, flax, sesame, and chia seeds are just a few of the seeds and grains that are high in protein.

Oats, corn, and quinoa (however you pronounce it!) are all good sources of iron.

Despite the fact that chia seeds have been added to this list, they do not have the highest protein content; however, they do contain all nine essential amino acids!

Almond, pistachio, cashew, and brazil nuts, as well as nut butters, should be on hand. Include soy, lupin, mungo, kidney, black, and chickpeas in your diet.

The only dairy product that will ever make our list is feta cheese.

Keep the veggie burgers coming.

Veggie burgers and Quorn foods are usually the best meat substitutes – they're both high in protein!

You're bulking up, so foods with a lot of protein and carbs will help you hit those macros – Quorn sausages and burgers are great options! Quorn also has some gluten-free options that are just as tasty.

Superfoods, as I previously stated, play an important role in your overall health and nutrition. In response to the initial question, I compiled a list of the 13 most common superfoods, and the majority of the foods on the list are vegan products, so vegan bulking is the way to go.

Keep the principles in mind.

Nothing alters! With the exception of animal products in your diet, at least. Carbs are still important for muscle growth, and you must consume enough calories, with around 30% of those calories coming from fat.

You're well on your way to achieving a good bulk; however, don't underestimate the amount of protein found in vegan products!

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