vegan ironman

anonymous asked:

as a vegetarian and try hard vegan, it's not as easy to be vegan as you're trying to make it sound. our bodies need variety & lots of protein fats etc. athletic people on budgets can't afford to splurge on daily protein shakes or protein powders and the like, they'll need at least 80g of protein that day & i have yet to hit that mark without eating a product containing scant traces of dairy. we are biologically omnivores, despite what many vegans think. and if i need yogurt to stay fit, i do

you’re killing me… ok here’s a few of the things i ate the other day:

  • Cup of oatmeal (6g)
  • 250ml soy milk (7.8g)
  • Cup of cooked lentils (18g)
  • Cup of cooked black beans (15g)
  • Cup of cooked chickpeas (15g)
  • Cup of cooked quinoa (8g)
  • 4tbs peanut butter (16g)
  • ¼ cup of cup of almonds (8g)
  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread (7g)
  • Cup of cooked spinach (5g)
  • ¼ cashews (5g)
  • Cup of cooked broccoli (4g)

That’s 114.8g of protein all up (not including all the fruit and a couple of avocados I’ve eaten today); enough for a 90-100kg bodybuilder (which I’m not; shocking, I know).

Vegans can certainly get enough protein without the aid of soy (although I do occasionally drink soy milk). Check out vegan ironman athlete Brendan Brazier and vegan bodybuilder Mike Mahler who both affirm that it’s possible to be healthy and thrive on a vegan diet (they both use some supplements, however it’s easy to obtain adequate nutrition without them- I do!).

here’s my veganism on a budget link: http://vegan-hippie.tumblr.com/budget

veganism, like anything else, is only as hard as you make it

xx

btw all these items (with the exception of cashews) are cheap as shit and definitely cost less than dairy…