The Food is The Fuel
If you think of your body as a high performance car, with a high performance engine. To get the most out of the it you will need to put the highest quality fuel in the that engine.
What is a Plant Based Diet
A plant based vegan diet can be challenging and if you’re just starting out you might feel lost or confused. Have no fear, We’re here to help.
What do you eat?
Fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Basically no animal products. Although a whole food plant based diet can be healthy, you must eat from a wide variety of food sources containing protein, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids as these are essential for optimum nutrition.
Protein Sources: Soybeans, soy-based meat substitutes, Almond milk, tofu, black beans, chickpeas, lentils, almonds, peanut butter, other nuts, seeds, quinoa,
Calcium Sources: Spinach, kale, broccoli, collard (spring) greens, and blackstrap molasses.
Iron Sources: Dried fruits, dried beans and peas, dark leafy green vegetables, whole grains, and oats.
Vitamin B12 is a essential vitamin for the production of red blood cells but can only found in animal products so it is important to supplement this with B12 tablets which are available at all health food and vitamin stores.
Omega 3 Sources: Flaxseeds, walnuts, canola oil, kidney beans, leafy greens, butternut squash and soybeans.
The great thing about a plant based whole food diet is that you can eat a lot more than you might think (depending on your goals).
The only thing you need to know about losing weight and building muscle is…
In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you consume.
In order to build muscle you have consume more calories than you burn.
There are measures that can speed up either process i.e exercise but the No 1 thing is that!