I’ve been watching some youtube videos recently of vegan bodybuilders. I think most people here would scoff at the idea. However, they seem to have good physiques and are able to meet their macro needs with their diet. I do notice a bit of a heavy reliance on protein powders, but at the end of the day it seems if you get your macros in then it works.
The one thing that surprised me the most was the high amount of carbs these people are eating. It seems super high, but they weren’t fat or anything. I’m not sure how to wrap my head around that. However, most of it was coming from clean sources such as beans, veggies, etc. I personally don’t feel like a meat diet suits me. I’m currently experimenting on 5/3/1. One cycle I’ll do with moderate (I say moderate in a relative sense for me) amount of meat. The next cycle I’ll go to a low amount of meat and then next cycle go back. The idea is to do this a few times to see if there’s any difference between the two. I’m going to keep my macros the same however whether I’m eating moderate or low meat.
I suspect it won’t make a difference as long as I’m reaching my macros on either diet. I’m curious to see though. Anyone else experimented like this? What results to did you have?