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So What Foods Do I Eat? A Vegan Bodybuilder's Diet

Bodybuilders require a lot more calories than most people. As for myself, I already reached my goal weight and I'm not looking to lose more weight so I have to make sure I eat enough.

As a vegan for almost four months now, a lot of people have asked me about what foods I eat. I figured I should take the time to go through my diet as it might help others that are looking for a way to change to a plant based diet but not really familiar with what foods to eat.

I'll start with breakfast and include all the snacks and meals that I eat after that. Of course each day there are some small variances, but you'll get an idea of what it's like to eat plant based without animal products.

Breakfast
Steel Cut Oatmeal
Silk Unsweetened Original Almond Milk
Walnuts
Handful of Pistachios
Berries
Chia Seeds
Ground Flaxseed
Peanut Butter Crackers (organic unsweetened peanut butter, Suzie's Corn Quinoa Flavored Thin Cakes)
Small handfuls of pumpkin seeds, goji berries and sunflower seeds

Snack
Smoothie (consisting of power greens including swiss chard, spinach and kale, a half of banana, a little pineapple, chlorella powder, cocoa powder, turmeric, ginger, fennel and brussel sprouts)
Nut Butter Cracker (a nut butter like almond butter or a seven nut butter by Nuttzo and Suzie's Thin Cakes)
Apple

Lunch
Smoothie (consisting of power greens including swiss chard, spinach and kale, a half of banana, a little pineapple, chlorella powder, cocoa powder, turmeric, ginger, fennel, sweet potato and brussel sprouts)
Handful of nuts

Snack
Banana
Handful of goji berries, maybe some sunflower seeds and/or sun-dried tomatoes
Orgain Unsweetened Protein Almond Milk (2 servings)
A few chunks of pineapple
Apple

Dinner
Cooked spinach, bok choy and swiss chard
Beans (a can of black, navy, red kidney or other beans)
Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower
Crushed tomatoes (in a carton)
Carrots and/or Sweet Potato
Olives
Quinoa on top of veggies
Nut Butter Cracker (a nut butter like almond butter or a seven nut butter by Nuttzo and Suzie's Thin Cakes)
HUGE Salad! (Kale, watercress, arugala, cabbage, cucumbers, onions, garlic, peppers, grape tomatoes, walnuts, lettuce)
Occasionally, I might add in a piece or two of flax quinoa bread, if I feel I need the extra calories

Snack
Sometimes I'll finish the day with more berries

According to MyFitnessPal, I have around 3000-3500 calories each day. As I said, I need this amount if I want to gain muscle and not lose weight. After all, I do workout 5 days a week.

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