It’s a similar reaction mostly every vegan bodybuilder gets once people find out your “secret”. People don’t believe you at all…. and then the questions comes in.
“Where do you get your protein from?”
“What supplements do you take?”
“You’re lying aren’t you?”
“You still eat chicken right?!”
The list goes on & for the most part, these annoying questions are validated! The media & other industries have succeeded with creating this perception that ALL vegans are skinny, scrawny and they can NOT function like “regular” people let alone be bodybuilders. Even I had that perception years ago.
We should be excited that people seem interested in knowing more about it. Though there are the exceptions of the people who aren’t genuinely interested, but that’s with everything in life.
The fact is that you CAN make gains on a vegan diet. (That includes no whey) In fact, there are competitors who have been awarded IFBB, IFPA & WBFF Pro just to name a few. All it takes is some planning & the willingness as well as the determination to stick with it.
With this blog, I hope to encourage, inspire & help many people who are unsure of how to get started in fitness & veganism. I also hope to learn from many of you to increase my knowledge base & new techniques I am not aware of! Feel free to comment with any questions, concerns or tips!