01 Jun

Often people ask you “where do you get your protein from?” or “won’t you lose a lot of weight?”. However, much to their surprise, I am the fittest I have ever been, and I eat a vegan diet. In fact, a trainer at the gym once asked me what I was doing differently, because I seemed a lot stronger – and he was completely shocked when I told him I had only stopped eating animal products. This was around the same time as the Game Changers came out on Netflix, and a lot of people then began realising that reducing the intake of meat and animal products is not only crucial for the health of our planet, but also for our own health. Increasingly, more and more professional athletes are reducing their consumption of inflammatory animal products and seeing the benefits of a plant-based diet. They are reporting faster recovery times, greater endurance and improved strength. So, you do not need meat to get enough protein to build muscle – the animals that we farm get their protein from plants. Veganism simply cuts out the middleman.