Started Eating Meat Again For Purely Selfish Reasons

So, this will be my first and only video release this week. As many of you are aware from my previous, hour-long live Q&A video I had been in England for the first three weeks of July.

But, I actually got stuck there an additional week due to a flight complication. Thus, it threw off my normal production schedule.

Whatever the case, I’m back now… and ready to churn out regular content again. I want to kick off with a great question from one of my viewers named Shawn.

—QUESTION PLAYS HERE—

Well, Shawn… let’s figure this out, and get you back to making ethical fuckin’ gains!

First, I just want to say that you DON’T need meat to have a great physique… if you were doubting that at all. A competitive physique, even.

To look lean and tight.

Instead of using the usual, well-known vegan examples that everyone cites… I want to introduce you to one of my clients… Jay.

Jay recently competed in Men’s Physique, as a vegan! You heard that right… as a VEGAN!

Jay followed my evidence-based nutrition program, which is available at the Vegan Muscle Academy for those who are interested in learning more, to prepare for his contest.

To me, Jay is a far-more relevant example to cite since I would clearly know what his macronutrient setup was, and his results are fantastic! I am very proud of him!

He lost body fat, added a tiny bit of muscle, and tightened up… with no visible bloating. All as a vegan!!!

Granted, he put in the time, effort and consistency… as no program is going to work if YOU don’t! Nonethless, he is a testament to what is possible as a vegan!

Again… you do NOT need meat to obtain a great physique! That is what I am trying to demonstrate here.

I also find Jay’s results incredibly inspiring, and wanted to share them with you all!

Now with that out of the way, I want to address your comment about tofu.

You mentioned that you don’t like tofu… but, you didn’t say why. Now, you didn’t mention any allergies or reactions, just that you really don’t like it.

The reason I want to address this is because tofu is incredibly flexible when it comes to dieting.

[SHOW macros] Not only does it contain a lot of protein with minimal-to-no carb content…

…it is also incredibly versatile in the kitchen. It is neutral, and takes on the flavor characteristics of whatever you prepare it with.

You can fry it, sautee it, boil it, bake it, whatever.

Perhaps try seeking out various recipes or preparations, and find something suitable to your tastes.

That is, before you blow tofu off completely!

As for chickpeas and lentils causing bloating, this is typically due to the higher fiber content, and/or the oligosaccharides, which are a type of carbohydrate that they contain.

When it comes to fiber, ensure you drink plenty of water to help flush your system.

As for the oligosaccharides, assuming you are otherwise in good digestive health, you could do one of two things:

1. Take a digestive enzyme product with your meal containing chickpeas or lentils. For example, Bean-zyme or Beano.

2. Buy your chickpeas or lentils dry, and soak them overnight for preparation the next day.

As soaking has been demonstrated in research to significantly reduced the oligosaccharide content, while not interfering with nutritive value.

And, IF your digestive health isn’t the best, for one reason or another, you could try a course of probiotics. But, if that is the case, you should also be speaking with your doctor first-and-foremost.

Remember, I am NOT a medical professional!

If you explore my YouTube channel, you will find other videos where I cover protein intake and protein sources for vegans.

So, for the sake of keeping this reply concise, I will let you dig around my videos for more detailed information on those topics.

I really do hope you get back on track with veganism. For the animals, for the environment, and for your health!

You simply do NOT require animal products to be healthy, at any stage of life, or to perform as an athlete!

Anyhow… I hope everyone found this episode informative, and even inspiring. Do kick up conversation below in the comments. Perhaps you have some tips or suggestions for Shawn.

And, again, I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Jay!!! You kicked ass, my friend! Way to represent veganism!

On that note, I ask everyone to please like and share this video. So that others may benefit from its content.

REFERENCES

Soaking the common bean in a domestic preparation reduced the contents of raffinose-type oligosaccharides but did not interfere with nutritive value. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12489819

Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864

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