My switch to vegan fitness nutrition
Why I did it ?
I would like to perform my nutrition, because we all know that food is very important for the body.
I already had knowledge about nutrition, but i decided to keep studying on it.
A friend has shown to me a video on youtube
A great man, very smart and healthy.
I began to watch a lot of his interviews, and was curious about Vegan nutrition, because I did'nt understand how it was possible to make muscle with vegetables ... Ok, i already knew there's a lot of proteins in noodle ; but there's too much carbohydrate too, and i can't think that's vegan just eat that ^^'
Gilles was so charismatic that's I decided to buy his book "EAT : Chronicles of a beast in the food jungle" (english and french available)
I found most information that I needed. And i decided to take my time to read it ; to search truth by myself at every moment where he says something strange for me. It was the beggining. I also continued my research and read the testimony of Jean-Luc Daube (A french who is working for a french animal protection association). It was the click for me. I love animals, and I was pretty traumatized about what's going in slaughterhouse.
Mr Daube had to visit during 15 years, slaughterhouses in France, to check that French laws were really applicated.
I cried during my research, about what I read, what I saw (video) ... It was too much.
All my nutrition knowledge evolved, and I learn progressly how to eat without animals pain. Without animals proteins
A vegan friend helps me about a lot of things, and ... i just did it.
About my transformation (always with the coach)
Week 1 to 15 : Cardio/strength (5 days by week)
I am a Badminton player, and at the beginning I couldn’t do Freeletics and keep playing Badminton in the same week, because stiffness were too much for me.
So I choosed to do it with 5 days of Freeletics, and have a short break with Badminton.
At the beginning, I didn’t do any nutrition effort. 13 first weeks, I eat more cheat-meal than before ! I was thinking like “I do more sport than before so I can eat anything now .”
I seen that muscles appeared, but not my abs ! I was desapointed, and decided to modify my nutrition during two last weeks (Week 13 to 15 - big effort for me, aha !)
The result ? 74 kg --> 68,2 kg – Cool but too late for abs !
BUT, the really good thing for me was :
- My cardio ! I wasn’t easily out of breath
- Mental strenght , after my hell week I felt stronger ! Even I could do everything !
- Stiffnesses were less here, so I could play Badminton again
Week 16 to 28 : Cardio/strength (4/5 days by week) (+1 badminton day)
slowed down about good nutrition – I was happy about previous Hell Week, and decided to do more cheap meal ^^’
It was not a really good idea (for Abs : I put on weight but I thought I needed it !)
Even that, I decided to find where I can perform proteins nutriments in my food, and I think it’s “visible” :
Even new muscles, I continue to loose weigh (68 kg --> 64 kg)
But I thought that it was too much muscle for a Badminton player !
Week 29 to 41 : Cardio/strength (4 days by week) (+1 badminton day)
I was happy with previous results, but still angry about abs !
So I decided to test Freeletics nutrition (~two months? It was cool for the body, but as I cook the same thing for my wife – she didn’t like so much – so I did a break with FL recipes)
It proves that a good nutrition AND Freeletics efforts are cool : I can see my abs now o/
64 kg --> 62 kg
After, I tested a Strength transformation (results could be watched in my youtube video --> Week 52) - and since I’m vegan, a cardio transformation (trying to become more flexible to increase Badminton speed/skills).
62 kg -->59 kg – I think I don’t need to loose anymore ! I’m feeling good !
I prefer both mode ! So the next one will be again a Cardio/strength transformation-
Please list 1-2 days of what you are eating, this is important to know.
The morning, I like to eat rice milk with cereals.
Hey, I’m reading your question while eating (laught) – so this is my food this lunch :
Lentils, tomatoes, avocado, grapes, beans, and lemon juice !
Usually, I eat quinoa, or lentils, or noodles, or potatoes, or rice … and with one of them I add three of other ingredients, like you see before.
It can be peppers, courgettes, eggplant, marinated tomatoes, onions …
My best tipps, the people must need to know when they want to go for vegan.
If you like animals, and search to eat healthy – veggie style is like Freeletics – not just a sport – but a life-style !
You can test by yourself to eat without animals meat/cheese ... but if you do it just like that, you will find something’s missing … (taste, soft to chew )
It’s important if you try, to follow a vegan recipe. Vegan’s people like to cook, and there’s a lot of tips to do it with taste .
Do you know that the best Burger and the best vitamin supplement of the world is a vegan one? Test it, its Athletic Greens
How I did it ? My experience in the first mounth ?
At the beggining, i was afraid to stop eating meat, milk, eggs, cheese - because i didn't know how my body will support it.
I tried from November 2015 to January 2016, to eat veggie at the breakfast and lunch.
All was cool, so I say it to my wife, and I decided to do it completely
I don't want to impact my family with it, it's a personal choice, so i decided to continue to cook meat for her, and for my child too.
I'm the cooker at home and I love cooking ! Like my father, I think that's his fault.
Why I continue about the vegan nutrition ?
I can't eat meat at all now ... It's too much disturbing for me.
And I know now, that's better for us (less cancer, live older, etc.)
I found that Freeletics nutrition guide really works before vegan lifestyle ; so I'm starting to translate all of it in Veggie recipes.
There's a lot of work, because i would like to keep same nutritions properties and taste.
Basically, about Freeletics :
I began for many reasons :
- Because i had to loose weight
- Because I was afraid that's my wife left me if I became bigger
I weight 74 kg before, and now 59kg
Right now, i am in week 59 !
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Summary - the 3 best tipps to transform your body
1) Do freeletics
2) Go vegan
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