A vegan diet contains only plants – such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits – and foods made from plants. But we all know that science has proven that having a physique without consuming eggs, fish, meat, or dairy is nearly impossible. However, there is one person, a bodybuilder, Youtube sensation, challenge such statement with his impressive physique and regimen.
Jon Venus racked more than 150,000 followers on Instagram and 270,000 subscribers on YouTube, that usually is a sign that a person has something valuable to offer.
After giving up meat and dairy, Jon was able to put on nearly 1.5 pounds of pure muscle. He claimed that vegan eating made a difference in just 3 months. Jon describes his first experience: “When I changed to a 100 percent plant-based diet, I noticed countless improvements to my performance in the gym—much to my surprise,”. He further stated “I was feeling sore less often and always had the energy to give 100 percent effort in my workout sessions.”
John explained: “I wouldn’t say I was unhealthy before turning vegan, but I definitely had some issues that improved after switching over.
“I had severe acne in my late teens and early twenties, after switching to a plant-based diet this improved a lot.
“I also had problems with my digestion before going vegan, I used to be constipated on a regular basis.
“This is something people do not like talking about but a huge amount of people are affected by digestive issues, after going vegan my digestion was completely fixed within three weeks.
“I noticed my strength increased drastically and I was able to put on around 20lbs of lean muscle mass in the last 3 years completely naturally.”
Jon says it is extremely important to set the goals early because it will keep you on your tracks toward your goals. It will be a guideline as to what you can eat, how often, etc. It is necessary to find a diet that works for you because you want to make it enjoyable as well.
“My only rule is that I try basing 95 percent of my diet around whole plant foods—anything that is in its natural form is great to eat,” John says.
“For lunch, I typically eat something hearty like a burrito bowl,” he says. It is highly essential for him to satiate it with carbs, fat, and plant-based protein. This meal includes: brown rice, pinto beans with taco spices, tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, leafy greens, guacamole, salsa
“I normally eat a lot of lentils spiced with cumin seeds.” Toss them with chopped tomatoes, some quinoa, and veggies such as asparagus, broccoli, and roasted cauliflower Add some smoked tempeh for protein To top it off, make a big raw salad with red cabbage, more tomatoes, mixed leafy greens, sliced cucumber, jalapenos for kick, chopped peppers, and a stable dose of homemade sauce. Jon refuels his body with mango, peaches, watermelon, and berries to keep him from starving off hunger throughout the day
Jon leaves his final words: “Keep it simple, the key to succeeding with eating simple whole foods is to experiment in the kitchen, subscribe to vegan recipe channels on YouTube and other blogs/websites for ideas and you will see that it doesn’t have to be boring or time consuming.”
Jon’s typical daily diet:
Breakfast: Post-workout recovery smoothie made with bananas, frozen mixed berries, hemp seeds, kale/spinach, pineapple, almond milk and a scoop of the Vivo Life Perform Protein
Lunch: Burrito bowl consisting of pinto beans with taco spices, brown rice, a tofu scramble, leafy greens, guacamole and salsa.
Dinner: Oatmeal alongside a ‘berry cereal’ which is made from mixed berries, mango and a protein shake with almond milk poured into a bowl
Snacks: Fruit and vegetables
Jon Venus is an ambassador for Vivo Life who make 100% plant-based protein products.
Jon’s transformation video