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Vegan Body Builders

I have always lived my life by the principle that muscles are overrated, and in this area of my life I have been successful to a Herculean degree!

Since I was never going to be a construction worker I figured I would never need any more muscle than it would take to move and click a mouse, and I managed somehow to pull it off. A funny thing I have observed though is that most guys who do have muscles aren't construction workers either, and their muscles seem to be used for not much else but for being looked at in a mirror. It's one of the mysteries of life. If you solve it, let me know.

Another mystery of life for me is how obsessed we are taught to be about protein. A fellow "whole-plant-based lifestyler" and I both chuckle that in the last few months we have not only been asked by friends how we are getting our protein, but also by several doctors as well. Unfortunately the majority of doctors have never had any training in nutrition.

When I once made a failed attempt at growing a muscle that would cast a shadow and went to a gym, I immediately joined the mob rushing to the protein bars and protein powders, almost all of them made from cancer-promoting milk protein (otherwise known as casein or whey). We are just so brainwashed to believe that in order to pile on the muscle we we have to pile on the protein.


Giacomo Marchese and Robert Cheeke
show off their plant built muscles

(Photo used with permission)
So I was amused to come across a new website this morning where vegans show off their veggie-built muscles! Be sure to check out the profiles link to see some fine muscles built on plant protein on both vegan guys and vegan gals. I love the stories about why each person became a vegan.

And perhaps it's worth making a note of the site so that you can refer your skeptical meat-eating friends to it when they ask how you are getting your protein or enough protein and just can't believe that plants provide all the protein we need.

Suck it up, Meat-eaters! Eat my kale!

http://www.plantbuilt.com

Have you ever wondered just how much protein you need each day? Check out my post How Much Protein Do You Need to Eat Each Day? It's probably a lot less than you think.

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