|Question for everyone! This has got to be bull but I joined a gym to up my workout game and I met with a personal trainer who is a nutritionist. He tried to tell me all the vegans and vegetarians he has met don’t get enough of the right kind of amino acids and their muscles are cottony compared to omnivores and they have a higher level of body fat vs muscle. I told him I doubt that’s true and if I had to have 14 protein shakes a day I would instead of ever having meat as long as I live. He claims because he trains a 2 time gold medal winning Olympian he knows his stuff. He seems knowledgeable about everything else but there is no way I’m continuing seeing him.
Obviously seeing vegan athletes and bodybuilders I know he is wrong but where the hell did cottony muscles come from and why is it so difficult for people to understand that protein is easy on a vegan diet? Has anyone else heard vegan muscles are different? Now I have to get ripped and flaunt vegan shirts non stop haha
|I’d be interested if there is resources on your question Jessica (re: vegan vs. omnivore muscle), if it pops up on here please do a follow up or something. I’d be stoked to read up on it.
Anything I’ve seen says if you’re eating what your body needs then you’re fine as a vegan, it’s just harder as it tends to mean higher volume of foods (which is awesome really, if you like eating).
I’ll echo what others have said in here, if they aren’t interested in discussing it without biases then they aren’t really worth talking to