On this show I talk about my results after 6 month of being vegetarian!
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In this episode you’ll learn about… My results after 6 months of being vegetarian…
- Why I went with being vegetarian.
- What I’m hoping to get from this eating style.
- The major pitfalls that I found from being vegetarian.
- If you should consider it as well.
- And much, much more.
Why I went vegetarian
Second, reading longevity books like The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo pHd, and Food Sanity by Dr. David Friedman.
The struggles of being vegetarian
Getting enough protein. This is hard! You need protein shakes.
After reading The Longevity Diet book and listening to podcasts by Valter Longo, and Rich Roll, it seemed like maybe I didn’t need as much protein as I’d been eating…
With lack of protein my strength decreased pretty drastically. And the reason I know it was the protein… I tested it.
I tested it by training with low protein (about 100 grams a day), and then upped that to 150-200 grams a day, and in the first week I felt stronger.
The other thing is body composition.
With the lack of protein and trying to fuel my body with more carbs and fat (because those are much easier to get when not eating meat), my body composition visibly got softer. Even with increased running distances, and continued weight lifting (CrossFit) my stomach was storing more fat.
The work in progress
Current I’m still doing the vegetarian thing, but I’m trying hard to keep my macros at numbers that have worked for me prior to being vegetarian. Which were around 40% carbs, 30% fat, and 30% protein.
But still, getting enough protein is really hard, and when I have cheated on my diet (eating meat) I have noticed increased energy during workouts the following day.
So, this is still a work in progress, and I’m going to keep it up at least until my next InsideTracker blood test.
If the test comes back drastically better than my previous tests… I’ll stick with it. I’ve been following some really impressive athletes that are making vegetarianism work, and keeping high performance and lean physics.
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