A Trainer’s Tryout:
From Carnivore To Vegan.. Week 2 (VIDEO)
Hi all! If you’ve been following along, you know that I have adopted a vegan diet for the month of August.
Well, my assumptions and expectations about the changes I would encounter as a vegan, were just as I expected. How do you maintain your healthy body fat and muscle mass on a vegan diet? YOU DON’T!
What tends to happen on these diets, (I call it that because that is exactly what it is) is one or two things: either your calories get reduced because of limited food choices or your calories increase because you are now consuming more carbs and sugars because you are hungry. It may appear that you are losing weight (on the scale), when in fact, you are losing muscle and your fat is increasing.
The proof is always in the numbers: my body fat increased by 4-pounds, that’s up 2%. The scale weight increased 4-pounds and I had a total of a 5-inch gain overall. My muscle remained the same, however, if I continue on this course, that will decline.
Currently, I don’t believe this is necessarily the healthiest way on it’s own for any healthy, active person to consider. I
I’m roughly halfway through; stay tuned to see how I put my 20 years of health and fitness knowledge to the test in order to get the results I need for myself and my clients.
Are any of you vegans? What are some of the staples you use to get the proper amount of nutrition?
In the meantime, I was pleasantly surprised this week.. keep watching to find out why!