Does the thought of having some sautéed vegetables on your plate make you gag unintentionally? You’re not alone. Only 9% of Americans meet the daily recommendation for vegetable intake. Unfortunately, this number explains many of our leading causes of death which are largely preventable by eating a healthy, plant-based diet.
If you’re reading this, eating healthy is important to you. You probably make a conscious effort to follow diet recommendations to get the nutrients you need and do your best to adopt healthy eating habits.
And while you feel like you’re doing everything you can to eat a balanced, healthful diet, you often still feel unsatisfied after a meal, overeat, experience cravings, maybe even go on the occasional binge.
Out of the many hurdles of starting a plant-based diet, coming up with easy, tasty recipes and a nutritionally sound meal plan for every day is one of the main ones. Few people know which foods to choose for a well-rounded meal and are almost intimidated to get into plant based meal planning.
Out of all the misconceptions surrounding plant-based diets, the notion that vegans are skinny and couldn’t possibly build any muscle because of their “lack of protein” is amongst the most common ones. Especially those who are already into fitness fear giving up animal products because it could mean losing their gains. But is vegan muscle building and sustaining really that impossible or tough?
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