PLANT-BASED FITNESS, NOT JUST BECAUSE IT’S HEALTHY
Being a vegetarian bodybuilder is a good choice, one made for a variety of reasons.
VegetarianBodybuilding.com primarily focuses on the health benefits, but in this article I want to illuminate another valid reason to consider if you haven’t already … how animals are being treated and medicated for the purposes of our consumption.
First allow me to get one thing off my chest, I think it’s beyond silly to judge meat-eaters, they are not the enemy. And believe it or not, meat itself isn’t the enemy either.
The bigger point I want to make is that we would all be doing better if we didn’t judge others for any reason. Even within the vegetarian tribe, some vegans turn their noses up at vegetarians … and some vegetarians turn their noses up at pescetarians and semi-vegetarians. To this I say:
- Different things work for different people
- We are all doing our best with the level of awareness we have at any given time
- Love and tolerance is a strength, not a weakness
- Let’s change the conversation to a more open, less extreme tone
It’s not about who’s right or wrong, we all have a personal truth and the ugliness that goes into any judgmental dynamic weakens everyone in the dynamic. Not to mention, not all of us can be vegetarians/vegans… it is simply unhealthy for some; we have different genes and biochemistry.
What if… we explored the idea of eating more plants and less animals for the purposes of compassion; even if it expresses itself as a semi-vegetarian practice?
We can argue what is the healthiest diet until we’re blue in the face, you can find an article that says even water is bad for us to drink – in fact, my guess is that there are small percentage of people that can live a long and healthy life from a cheeseburger/chocolate cake diet, however…
The sad fact is that animals are being subjected to needless abuse and inhumane suffering.
Is your average meat-eating consumer a bad person because they are the target of the meat industry? No. It is the practices of that industry that need to be looked at. The reality is animals experience pain just as humans do, so we should ask ourselves what would it be like to live how they live, how they are treated, and how they are killed… even tortured at times.
My energy is directed at the methods of the modern-day food industry in terms of what they do to produce meat at maximum profit. The good news is that there are still privately owned farms that produce healthy, organic, non-GMO meat using humane practices. The bad news is that they are a dying breed, and are being systematically crushed by the monopolized food industry.
My second point is … if we are going to eat meat it’s important to know exactly where it’s coming from and how it’s being produced.
For those of us who experience the world in an energetic sense, like myself, there’s another thing to consider… the negative energy that resides in the animals being tortured and killed. It’s probable that this toxic energy-cocktail of fear, pain, and suffering is being absorbed by those who are consuming the meat. Just a thought.
The argument that eating animal meat is the foundation of our evolution as a species, that we need it for human survival, and that we can’t get enough protein without meat are misleading half-truths perpetuated by an out-dated cultural paradigm. I can’t tangibly argue against the first two proposed truths, however I know of some vegetarian bodybuilders who can physically disprove the protein myth.
Let’s Come Together on These 4 Points
- We don’t have to necessarily have to eat only plants to be healthy
- We don’t need to eat meat to build strong, beautiful physiques
- Our health will benefit by eating more plants
- Animals (suffering) will benefit by eating less meat
To find out more about plant-based fitness, watch this video – HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN MEAL PREP | @avantgardevegan by Gaz Oakley
Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.
V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.
A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.
The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”
To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Vegan Bodybuilding Meal Ideas