Vegetarian bodybuilding, possible?

Anthem / Data avn62
Mar 18 28 Comments

Have been thinking of becoming a vegetarian but afraid of not being able to put on much muscle.. has anyone of tried it and successful?

If so, could you please share your diet and tips

Edit : without protein supplements

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  • Unity Lvl1Crook
    Lol is this for real? Do you build skyscrapers with hay?
    Mar 18 3
    • Salesforce some dude
      I’m on a strict steel-and-concrete diet for maximum gains
      Mar 18
    • Unity Lvl1Crook
      Be careful around jet fuel
      Mar 18
    • Uber sup bruh
      Just hope your steel doesn’t have any cracks
      Mar 21
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    If you really do, then you got a cash generating Instagram channel going!
    Mar 18 0
  • Capital One ghiggjj5
    You’ll have to rely on supplements instead of natural protein.
    Mar 18 0
  • Unity Lvl1Crook
    Meat or plants, if you're bodybuilding you're not saving the planet. Sorry
    Mar 18 3
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    Too much soy might give you moobs.
    Mar 18 1
    • Anthem / Data avn62
      OP
      Haha.. that’s my concern too..
      Mar 18
  • If strength isn’t what you’re looking for than it’s possible.

    But you’ll have a lot of issues with managing your macros because a lot of the protein substitutes are high in either fats or carbs.
    Mar 18 0
  • Walmart.com / Product gorp92
    There are a lot of veggie and vegan bodybuilders on social media who would be happy to convert you
    Mar 18 0
  • Apple 867530nine
    There’s vegetarian body body builders. They’re just smaller and most of the time don’t use roids. But they still look amazing.

    Cows put on plenty of muscle by eating just grass. So don’t assume there’s no other way to build other than animal protein. Genetics may work against you a bit. You don’t need to be a body builder in size. You’ll focus more on toning and cutting and overall strength vs pure bulk.

    You’ll likely feel better overall too. I know I never felt good during bulking with so much protein and supplements. BP was high from the diet. Now I just eat clean and lift and deal with the natural muscle gains and maintenance I have.
    Mar 18 8
    • Apple 867530nine
      Not a vegan. Not a vegetarian. Not advocating for any of it. But I do spot a 95 percentile of daft asshole in your response.
      Mar 18
    • Unity Lvl1Crook
      You just gave cows as an example to why Veganism can work. It can if you had the biological means to process cellulose and fiber. But you can't.
      Mar 18
    • Unity Lvl1Crook
      Certain bacteria can thrive in hydrochloric acid. Therefore we can do that too. As long as we believe in it
      Mar 18
    • Apple 867530nine
      You provided an example of why cows can survive on just grass. Congrats asshole. That’s not the point or contributes whatsoever to the discussion or the point.

      Clearly people can digest protein and fiber out of veggies by virtue of the fact that vegetarians and vegans aren’t all dead and there’s fitness buffs that can actually grow big on this diet.

      https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a19535559/vegan-bodybuilders-instagram/
      Mar 18
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      Being a vegan isn’t healthy. If you must eat artificially fortified foods or take artificial supplements to get an essential vitamin because your food of choice doesn’t naturally have it, then you’re doing it wrong.
      Mar 18
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    Mar 18 0
  • Oath xxxcd
    Vegetarian, means milk and egg ok?

    Then yes, you can do it.
    Mar 18 0
  • Qualcomm ThunderGod
    If your vegetarian diet and digestive ability allows for access to milk and milk based protein or eggs then it will be fairly easy.

    Otherwise you would have to look into how to obtain/optimize certain essential aminos from plant only sources (leucine, lysine etc ). Tho there is lot more to it than only aminos. Also have to account for slower recovery.
    Mar 18 0
  • Visa hKiTGo
    There are many Vegan body builders who rely on Soy and Lentils.
    Mar 18 0
  • Microsoft / Eng tattle
    I did it back in college days. You can eat soy and lentils for protein and supplement as well. Not too difficult but you have to be watchful. Even now I don't eat much meat, it's like weekly once. You have to watch ur carb intake too since vegetarian food could be high on carb. Also, watch ur soy intake, too much isn't good.
    Mar 18 0