Author Name: StartRight
It is said that the key to eating healthy is to avoid any food that has a TV commercial.
Do you remember seeing a TV commercial, showing the benefits of a plant-based diet, or being responsible by suggesting people switch to a vegan diet? We grew up watching advertisements, featuring heavily muscled men and women, promoting the benefits of milk, poultry, beef, and other animal products. Such paid promotions, with gigantic claims, are for the interests of food companies, and these products seldom do any good for your health.
It is the human psyche to follow the famous proverb ‘seeing is believing’ without knowing the facts or questioning the legitimacy of these claims. A valid question could be, if meat, poultry, and dairy products are so powerful, then how come the most powerful creatures on the planet, including, elephants, oxen, and gorillas survive on a plant-based diet only?
It validates the fact that animal protein is not necessary to gain and build muscles.
So, is it possible to build muscle on a plant-based diet? The answer may be surprising for many, but it is certainly possible.
The basic concept behind muscle-building remains the same, and you have to focus on the same factors that you would do with any other diet plan – the profuse calorie intake. By virtue of successful athletes, celebrities, and public figures, the plant-based diet is gaining popularity and mainstream attention. The diet, which was once thought to be ‘extreme’ is now regarded very highly due to its infinite health, ethical, and environmental benefits.
Unquestionably, the process of muscle-building demands meticulous training regularly. Therefore, any diet plan is incomplete without a perfect combination of a complete diet; and adequate training.
If you are willing to make the switch to a plant-based diet but are concerned about the sufficient nutrition supply from a plant-based diet, the below guidelines will help you design your personalized meal plan. It will also assist you to determine a starting point in your journey, and how you will be getting all the required protein, carbohydrates, and fats that are required to build your muscles.
So, let’s start.