Don't worry: We’re not suggesting you convert to an entirely vegan diet overnight—or ever. But, adding in more plant-based foods by swapping out some of the meat can mean big benefits for your muscles—and the rest of your body and mind.
“If you’re new to plant-based foods start with meat-free Monday and build from there,” says Natalie Kent, a Paris-based health coach and founder of The Whole Life.
'But where will I get my proteinfrom?'
This is one of the most frequently asked questions from Kent’s clients, when she suggests they eat a diet that’s higher in plant-based foods. “It really is a myth that you can only get complete protein from animal products and it's a myth that needs to be put to bed,” she assures. “There are many delicious plant-based foods that can give you all the protein you need, pre- or post-workout.”
Here are just a few:
Black eyed peas
The following recipes incorporate many of these ingredients. So, stock up and get cooking. There’s a breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe here so you can eat vegan for all of one day. (If you're into it, check out more vegan recipes here and here.)
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