Can Vegetarians Build Muscle Easily?
Not everyone wants to eat meat in their life. There is nothing wrong with that – some people just have different beliefs or opinions on the subject. But, if you don’t eat meat, does that mean that you can’t achieve the physique you want?
Vegetarians can do the same thing meat eaters can do in terms of their physique. Sure, it may be harder and take a lot more planning, but with the right knowledge and willpower, anything is possible.
The main area you are going to have to watch is the protein intake. With meat being the main source of protein in most peoples diet, it will be essential for the vegetarian to find another source so they can meet their daily needs. Most vegetarians get their protein from bean and legume based products, like tofu, or just straight beans or lentils.
If you can eat dairy products and eggs, getting your protein will be a lot easier. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, eggs are a great source of protein, are easy to cook, and you can make a lot of different egg combinations with a variety of spices. Similarly, milk is another great protein source, and you can always get whey powder (which is dervied from dairy) to meet all your daily amino acid, vitamin D and calcium needs.
Your fats can come from things like avocados, various oils, and nuts. Getting the required amount of fats on a vegetarian diet is generally not that difficult.
Same thing with carbs – there are so many vegetarian carb sources available that you wont even have to worry about this.
If you choose to be a vegetarian, you can still achieve your physique based goals. There are a whole variety of foods available that you would have probably never thought of that can fulfill your macronutrient requirements with ease. Just plan ahead, stick with it, and you will be a winner!