Ever since I've change my diet... I've spent less money 💰
I've had the lowest weight I've had in years!
Increased my ethics and improved my overall quality life.
Good things all around!
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Vegan and vegetarian diets have been growing in popularity for many reasons. Some choose it for religious or cultural beliefs, others for ethical or political reasons in relation with the animals’ rights and potential environmental issues. It comes with many health benefits, although some choose to adopt this lifestyle as a taste preference.
The health benefits: ✅Lowers blood pressure in individuals suffering from hypertension
✅Lowers blood levels of cholesterol
✅Lower body weight
✅Decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and/or metabolic stress
✅Athletes: There aren’t enough studies showing the long term benefits for athletes following this regimen
Athlete specific reasons to adopt this lifestyle change: 🔸Better performance
🔸Higher carbohydrate needs can be met easily
🔸Helps with weight management
🔸Restriction of the energy intake/ hide an eating disorder
🔸Security of animal products can be compromised and contain prohibited substances for athletes
Vegetarian/Vegan athlete health preoccupations: 🔻Athletes have an increased need for iron, and the bioavailability of iron in plant based products and whole grains is inferior to the one found in animal products
🔻Higher risk for low bone mineral density and stress fractures
🔻Mostly fibre-rich foods could lead to precocious satiety and a lower energy intake
🔻Lower protein intake of inferior quality
To learn more about how to pair your plant based foods and whole grains to ensure you get complete proteins, head over to my blog!
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🚴🏼♀️💙🚴🏼♀️ Spinning, spinning, spinning. I dread ☠️ every session because I know it’s going to hurt like crazy but once it’s over I feel like a fucking queen. 👑 YAAAS! 💕
I’ve been working out HARD for almost 3 weeks and today I really saw a difference. My spinning workout today was tough but I felt like I could do so much more than I could last week and definitely more than I could do the week before. I could handle it. I could push myself further. 🙌🏼🙌🏼 It’s that feeling that keeps me going. 👏🏼 #sweattohappy