If your a bodybuilder, you eat a lot of food. So it’s no surprise that non-vegan bodybuilders consume large quantities of meat and dairy. Consuming an animal based diet can have some detrimental effects on your health. So, to stop contributing to poor health, animal torture and environmental destruction, read on for 6 vegan recipes for bodybuilding.
6 Vegan Recipes For Bodybuilding: Plant Based Muscle Mass
When you wake up, drink a glass of water and eat a balanced breakfast. Sleeping burns calories, and since you don’t eat during sleep, your also fasting. So, to refuel your body properly, consume a breakfast with healthy sugars, proteins and fats. By eating this balanced breakfast, you will have long lasting energy, supporting your work both in and out of the gym.
Pre Workout Meal
Before a workout, you need to top up your stores of carbohydrates and protein to support your efforts in the gym. Try to consume a good quality protein, with complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates digest more slowly, giving you longer lasting energy. It’s also a good idea to make your pre workout meal easy on your stomach.
Post Workout Meal
As a vegan bodybuilder, you’ll be craving calorie rich foods, so feed your hunger adequately. After you destroy your muscle fibers in the gym, you need a big hit of protein and carbohydrates to help your muscles repair and grow. Follow this recipe to go anabolic, and end your post workout hunger.
An hour after your post workout meal, your body is still burning calories and repairing muscle fibers. That means you need to eat in order to stay anabolic. Consume a healthy, balanced meal with plenty of carbohydrates. If your really trying to pack on some mass, have extra servings. Here is a recipe that will satisfy your midday cravings, and keep you anabolic!
When your day is coming to an end, you need to get serious about staying anabolic. Try to consume a meal that is filling, and full of fibrous vegetables, like the following Harbinger of mass Vegan feast recipe. By eating lots of fibrous vegetables, we can encourage a healthy digestion system. This healthy digestion system keeps you working hard in the gym, not the toilet.
Consuming a filling meal a couple of hours before bed also encourages better sleep as you are less likely to have cravings.
Late Night Snack
On many a night during a mass building phase, I would wake up ravenously hungry. When your tired and hungry, you can end up throwing caution to the wind and make unhealthy food choices. Being so hungry that it wakes you up can also be a sign you’ve under eaten that day, and that your burning your hard earned muscle. So, a nighttime snack is in order. Ideally, try and eat a healthy meal around 10-15 minutes before going to sleep. This will stem off the cravings and allow you to stay asleep through the night, while staying anabolic.
From beginners trying to get in shape for the first time, to pro level athletes at the top of their game, these vegan recipes can support all levels of bodybuilders. Being vegan might be something controversial and mysterious to some, but if your a plant based muscle monster, no one will question your vegan diet.
Prove the mainstream wrong and build a vegan bodybuilding physique that will convert others to your vegan ways!