My name is Devin I've been on and offine vegan and I was wondering if anyone on here does both? That's because I heard vegan can boost you more? I was wondering if I can get some reviews on a vegan lifestyle and working out with it?
I was a vegetarian for about 15 years.. about a year ago I started taking fitness serious, but without meat there were 3 challenges I faced. Budget , recovery , nutrition. It got really expensive trying to eat enough protein to bulk up. I wasn't recovering from my workouts like I had wanted to. It was taking me about a while week for one muscle group to recover. And to top it all off I started making bad choices when I was on the go just due to lack of variety. So I gave up the lifestlye and started eating meat. I am saving a lot of money and recovering within 24 hours. I will go back to being a vegetarian one day, just can't do it right now. And I know you said vegan but I thought it was close enough to share my experience with you.
Ya that's a good review of it and I see vegan is totally different but close enough to a vegetarian I see. And I'm going 70% vegan not cutting meat out totally because I do cleanse alot if I eat meat on account.
As a vegan for over 7 years I'd definitely say you have to do your research and be devoted. You can consume a lot of legumes for protein but its not a complete protein. You need to supplement it with protein from wheat to get complete protein. Quinoa is good source of complete protein and if you have the money there are protein supplements. I highly recommend Vega.
Like what the initial poster said, since vegan food is sometime sparse you might be forced into making the incorrect food choices. If you live in a big city, it's a breeze though. If it's not, you might have to prepare your own food in advance.
Since you still consume meat perhaps maybe just focusing on leaner meat or being a pescatarian instead of being a vegan.