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Yes!!! Wait to bust the myth that you can't get vegan gains. So many dudes will flat out lie and tell you vegan protein doesn't even compare to animal protein but plant protein is actually more nutrient packed and absorbable! Just look at the stats on hemp. Thanks for representing, props, and word to your mother.
hell yeah we are here to debunk the b.s! there are huge guys out there fully vegan with some serious muscle. it is fully possible with plant based foods. i prefer to keep it lean but hey, its all good either way! Carb up my friend!
Welcome to steemit! I'm new myself and looking for connections with people who share similar interests (aren't we all?). Happy to have found your blog as I'm interested in wellness and nutrition. I'm following you here and plan to join instagram soon and follow you there, too. Specifically, I'm interested in recipes and ideas for how to get sufficient protein for an active lifestyle without eating meat. Although I'm not vegan, and don't want to lose weight, I can learn from your experiences :) Say hello to a fellow newbie on steemit if you'd like. Here's my #introduceyourself post. Happy New Year!
hello bjonr :)
i found your post very inspiring! actually we've got some things in commun
i am also a musician wanting to stay far from energy-and-inspiration-sucking producers
just prefering to play in the streets for everyone
and for the first time i put on video online here on steemit of an original song, youmight like it
and i am a vegetarian for years i had a long vegan period that stopped since my pregnancy but reading you and going through your amazing instagram makes me want to start again ! you reach your goals man!
thank you so much for responding! its a pleasure to meet you. i will give it a listen! also i say 100% when you're ready to switch back to a plant based lifestyle. I've actually seen lots of information about raising children plant based as well but i recommend always doing the research our self to make sure!
cheers for forks over knives! its such a life changer i am so grateful for that documentary! Everything we need is at our fingertips! im a new crypto enthusiast as well, i study every night online learning all that i can, i am intrigued!
Awesome journey and physique, thanks for sharing! While I haven't gone vegan, I have started cutting back on meat dramatically. I just don't trust it (also after watching several food documentaries [not to mention meat takes too long to digest]). All the best to you and welcome!
Thank you for the nice words! Plant way is the best way. We are not designed to digest and break down animal proteins. If you have never watched forks over knives or what the health, please take the time to! If you already have, you're halfway there then! enjoy your evening
Welcome to Steemit! I watched a great documentary that promoted a vegan lifestyle too. It's called What The Health, it's going around a lot now.
It's hard for me to completely cut out meat but I went from eating no vegetables to eating them once every meal, and eating much less meat. I really respect your commitment!
Great documentary! It has awaken so many people. It's not an overnight transformation for most people. We must approach it in whichever way feels right for us. Then one day we dont even look at it as a commitment, it becomes your lifestyle! Its like quitting drinking and then 10 years down the road you say, that is not a part of my lifestyle anymore, it doesnt even cross your mind! Be well !
There is never a window that closes when it comes to fitness. We can turn anything around in the snap of a finger. I didnt even lift weights for this transformation! I did body weight calisthenics with no gym membership. All we need is our body and some creativity and determination.
Never knew going Vegan woud be so good for ones body but what about cost? im pretty sure alot of vegan based things cost more than something unhealthy as a pork chop(red meat) or a bag of lays potato chips . Coming from a 22 year old with sub-par to average eating habits how exactly could i be more mindful about being vegan and the lifestyle that it comes with?
Not to confuse you or anybody else but there is vegan which includes expensive processed treats which i love! and then there is whole foods plant based, which IS vegan but its not processed treats. Its basically 6 things, fruit, veggie/greens, grains, nuts&seeds, legumes. This may sound boring to you but check out my instagram, link is in my profile. The entire point of my account is to show people who easy and creative it can be by using plants. If you know what youre doing its the best, cheapest way to live. Think longterm, do we want to spend money on healthcare as we age, or prevention? Id say preventing is a hell of a better way to go about it!
i agree, and no i dont think its boring, its interesting. Just like when i eat alot of meat and i feel super bloated and or gassy. Its a process that would sound boring if i explained it and found out what it was that didnt agree with my stomach. But its an interesting event when it does happen. nobody likes their stomach in knots especially if your a person taking meds everyday.
Yes! I'm a big believer in the power of manifestation and visualisation and how it can really help bring into fruition whatever we desire. I'm really inspired by how you turned a relatively unfavourable situation into fuel to motivate you further and what a pay off! Your creativity with food and photography is a delight to observe and educating people on the benefits of a plant based diet is such a valuable contribution to community. Thanks for sharing @therusticvegan!
love your response thank you dear! I feel my life really started to change as i went plant based vegan. not only the way i looked but the way i felt, viewed the world, myself and others. Its an awakening in my opinion and im here to show others we can all do this. Its the easiest thing, just change what we put in our mouths! its like like im telling you to go and climb mount everest with no shoes on. It's literally change whats on our plate, simple! I take life one day at a time, ive learned to live present, forget everything else.
@therusticvegan A relatively simple concept that shows what we put into our bodies - essentially our fuel and what we need to survive, would have such a huge impact on our overall health, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. Unfortunately, most people have been poorly educated about nutrition and succumb to habits that they have created over years due to lack of education or simple laziness. That's why it's so inspiring to see you persevere through something that a lot of people would generally dismiss to show that it's incredibly simply to change your habits and ways, especially when they prompt such an increase in your overall holistic health. I really look forward to seeing what you share! 🌻
hell yeah man diet is where it all begins, and it really shows with your transformation!! keep up the awesome work, I think you have found yourself a nice niche here on steemit, run with it!! welcome from @conradsuperb I wish you the best of luck on your journey here!!
I agree! its what we put into our bodies! im looking forward to sharing my creations on here. if you have not seen my instagram ill be posting all the recipes here from now on! also telling everybody over there to sign up here.
Will definitely head on over to check out your IG, I am looking forward to seeing some of your recipes!! YES, keep spreading the word about steemit!! Good luck my friend, I will be tuning into some of your future content here on steemit
Bravo! Welcome to the club. I've recently joined myself and think it's awesome. A lot of what you wrote about rings a bell. I, myself, went vegan a bit back (similar but not exact circumstances). I have always loved to cook, and also a DJ, but from Alabama, lol. Played Sax a lot when I was younger, and need to pick that back up and start producing music like I keep telling myself...smh. Anyways, like your stuff, I'll follow for more content and some like minded banter. I too enjoy taking pictures, but just haven't gotten serious in that regard. More hobby like enjoyment. Think I would love producing videos, so I really need to get some production gear and start playing around... Welcome again, look forward to some recipe inspiration.
such similarities thats cool!! i played the drums when i was little so i can relate even further. if you want photo inspo follow peter mckinnon on youtube, he blew up so quick ! also follow his buddy travelfeels as well. cheers !
So good to hear your story Kemal! I barely cooked as well until I started my instagram account and now I even surprise myself with the stuff that I come up with! I started following your account as it inspired my cooking but now my partner is on board too as he is a vegan producer as well and loves hearing about your journey. Thanks for always inspiring and sharing your thoughts!
Congratulations on your belief. because it is a difficult period that requires patience. I am vegetarian. people are not very gifted, but hard to continue without giving up. you are an example to many people ..
Congrats on this first post and welcome to Steem!
I'm really glad you contacted me through twitter! I would have probably found you anyway but that was really cool!
I really enjoyed reading your post and I look forward to seeing more from you!
We were *not* complaining about looking at you twice ;) I mean wow, so healthy & good looking. I am sure many of us here use visualization. You are truly a gifted writer. We are lucky to have you here! Welcome, @therusticvegan x
such an inspiring story @therusticvegan!
I am new too here and teach yoga. I am not vegan because my partner is a massive foodie and it's basically impossible to eat that way with him, but I admire you a lot and look forward to learn more about your photography stories here.
What a really nice job you have been doing, man. You just got a new fan right here. I'm really impressed with the changein your eating habbits and, even when I won't become vegan, I feel inspired for all you have done.
My best wishes to you and welcome to Steemit!
Wow, that is amazing and so inspirational, I have been contemplating for a while now about also going meatless.
I have started out slowly and found that I feel a million times better and feel so much lighter and more energetic, but I must admit I still on the occasion get a craving for meat especially steak, I really want to change that and start out on vegetarian, you have truly been an inspiration
thank you, and stay blessed.
You certainly are! I've been listening to your music and followed your instagram :) Thank goodness Spinnin' were such jerks and that you were proactive enough to start your own account. I think you're making a huge difference in how people perceive vegan food and vegan men 🌿👊🏼💪🏽 Question.. how do you pronounce 'Bjonr'?
That's really intriguing. I checked out some of your music too and I dig it. I am actually a vegetarian, and I was wondering what you would say are the main benefits of being a vegan versus being a vegetarian?
I would recommend watching what the health & forks over knives. there is a MASSIVE difference in vegetarian and vegan. Long term vegetarian can be just as bad for your health as a regular meat eater. I know that sounds crazy but please, watch what the health, and then forks over knives. It will all make sense!
Welcome to Steemit @therusticvegan! Your story is very inspiring. I exercise often. I have thought about cutting off meat from my diet but I never actually do it. Maybe looking at your future posts may inspire me to. Goodluck on this platform and happy new year!
I've seen it actually! Since then, I've definitely cut down on meat products and have been craving vegetarian options more. Just haven't found that desire to quit yet.
I feel like if my body craves something, I should give it that food. If I despise something, I won't crave it in the first place. This is why cheat meals are a thing haha.
I guess I haven't found that ultimate turning point yet..
Thank you for sharing your journey thus far! I'm also a vegan and highly invested in fitness. I love your story on how you developed your passion with photography and cooking. That really is where I would like to go with my life as well. I compete in powerlifting and hope to compete in bodybuilding one day. I love spreading the word to people that you don't need animal protein to gain strength and muscle. Through going vegan, I've realized I have a love for cooking as well. Cooking is very therapeutic for me, and I love it when I create something of my own rather than following a recipe.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts! :) Have an amazing day!
Thanks for the love! Killer story you have there i dig it. I find it amazing what transpires from just changing what we eat, but i must say i dont feel you can get the same results from anything else other than plant based foods. cooking is my time to forget about everything else, i relate to you there! Thanks again see you around here!
I agree! Plant based foods heals our bodies from all the damage meat, dairy, and processed foods have done. Out of curiosity, with fitness being a part of your life, do you ever focus on high protein meals? I’m always searching for recipes
Your post really spoke to me. Recently I've been deciding to slowly progress from a meat based diet to a more plant-based diet for health reasons - NutritionFacts.org really started making me question my choices regarding the food I was intaking. But to be honest, going completely meatless is pretty scary.
I know how to cook a little, as I learned this semester since I had to cook for myself, so hopefully I can learn a little more this semester so that I'm not eating broccoli every day!
dr greger is the truth! Follow this man for longevitiy. Watch what the health and forks over knives. Follow my instagram, the whole point of my instagram is to show people were not eating lettuce every single day. although i do that anyways along with all sorts of other goodness. Give my page a look youll see what im saying!. There is a treasure trove of accounts to also follow over there with recipes easy to follow !
Amazing. Hi, HNY and Welcome. :)))
I am also a vegan and I just can say, GO GO GO :)
I like your story, your words are inspiring.
My first vegan movie was, Earthlings . I icried all night.
But that Change My Life Forever :)))
Ahhh one of the toughest things to watch! good for you and nice to meet another fellow vegan :) Im so glad more and more people are awakening to how much food is causing disease. Its a beautiful thing! thanks for stopping by and HNY!
During the holidays I've been telling myself I will slowly transition to being vegan... I wish I was the kind of person that just could do it overnight like you!! I will keep an eye on your instagram, it does look impressive
Truly takes me toward contemplation of returning to vegan. It's tough breaking down the psychological programming that has developed in our diets for our entire lives! Power to the people who do it!
So glad you are here! Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. You really wove a lot into this! Going vegan has been the best decision I ever made. Good luck with your music, photos, and quest for health! See ya 'round!
Ah I recognize that song Spotify. It was definitely in my "Discover Weekly" a while back. Very nice!
Congratulations on your vegan results. I've been a vegetarian all my life, and I always love finding good vegan alternative to diary products. Keep up the good work!
WOW what an incredible story and transformation!! And welcome to Steem :) I look forward to reading more of your posts, I have been thinking about going vegan for some time, think it's time to bite the bullet and do it like you did! Off to follow you on Instagram too :)
This is such a great story!
Well done on so many levels! Especially it being an overnight 'QUICKIE', rather than a slow transitioning. Just followed you on Instagram, your food looks way too tempting, even though our diet is meat based, but we do not judge or hate, and believe its a very good way to live with so much more options and variety, not to mention being healthy, saving our planet, and saving cute animals.
It takes great guts to break away from the system! And as difficult it is for us especially while traveling to places who barely speak any English, it is definitely the best way to live!
Following you for more stories and yummy pics <3
thanks for the well thought out message i really appreciate the time! i always like to think if theres a will theres a way and being in difficult situations really makes it even harder. thanks again for stopping by and leaving some words i appreciate it !
Wow. This inspires me. I wanted to cut my belly fats fast. I am playing in a band as well and most of the time, especially if there's gigs, there are beers and stuffs in front you that you cannot resist. And because of that, you didn't notice that you tummy is getting bigger... I wanted to act before it's too late...
Please follow me as well
dope story but the pic is misleading as shit. i lost 80 pounds doing almost exactly the opposite, eating mostly meat protein and limiting my carbs. just because one is a vegetarian doesn't mean they are healthy. you can eat cookies, pasta, pizza, chips and still be "vegetarian"
Great post! I just made the transition to plant-based eating this past Thanksgiving. Here's a link to my story - https://steemit.com/foodphotography/@popsoz/my-journey-into-plant-based-eating - I'm going to check out your music and instagram - Maybe I should take a before picture just in case I too end up getting some muscles:) - Great journey!!!
Hey@therusticvegan! I loved your story, I believe all our knocks points us in the direction of our Destiny. I tried to become vegan in July 2017 but an injury to my ankle left me unable to monitor what I ate and yes, I went back to eating meat. I also like the look of your dishes, they look delicious! I'm going to follow you and will look forward to your recipes in future posts. Upvoted. Peace.