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Discussion in 'Transitioning' started by Jared, Jun 12, 2018 at 5:13 PM.

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  1. Jared

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    So I am wanting to transition to a vegan diet, but I have no clue where to start. I currently am trying to bulk in the gym so I was also curious as to how I could do that on a vegan diet. Thank you
     
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    Hi Jared, and welcome to the forum.

    I am not a trainer, but there are some very cool vegan YouTube channels that might help you get to where you wish to be. As to where to start to be vegan...well that depends on how healthy a vegan you want to be. You could eat Oreo cookies and French Fries every day and still call yourself vegan. I'm assuming since you want to train, bulk up, and get fit, that a healthy vegan diet is what you desire. So on that assumption, I will post some YT channels and some videos below.

    There's lots of how-to videos on YT about this. I'd suggest starting with some vegan bodybuilding channels though. I just found these quickly. You can find more, if you like.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PatrikBaboumian

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-LXXVl3u9yJO3WRGTrEoA

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ycqdFV0EmY5LmfM9mWkQg

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChRLXaBgHWgFBH_7LSMtodw

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWdjaK6ZvZNt5CCFJZ2nvFg



     
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    I'll just add that a whole food plant based vegan diet doesn't conflict with any fitness goals whatsoever. It is much more nutrient-dense than a diet heavy on meat and cheese. As long as you are getting enough calories it will help not hinder.

    By stepping up your nutrition you will be on better footing for any physical challenge. I've become a MUCH stronger cyclist since going vegan, both in terms of power and endurance. My recovery time from tough rides is way faster too. Last fall I did a week long bikepacking trip...mountain biking while carrying all my food and camping equipment...and the day after finishing did a 50+ mile mountain bike race and absolutely crushed my expected finish time.

    You're probably already aware that there are a ton of vegan bodybuilders, but if not: https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-bodybuilders/
     
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    If you want a step by step idiot proof method that is free I would go and sign up for the Vegan Kickstart.
    http://www.pcrm.org/kickstartHome

    Its free and if you start it on the first of the month there is a social media aspect

    It costs money but I also really like the 30-day vegan challenge.
    https://www.colleenpatrickgoudreau.com/30-day-vegan-challenge/

    Or you can go to the library and check out a book. there are lots. when I became vegan I got The Idiot's Guide to a Vegan Lifestyle - and it was a big help. Today I would recommend Eat To Live.
     
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