A sustainable diet will stay on our agenda. It’s not only better for the planet, it’s better for you too. And eating healthy can improve on your sporting life too. Are you working out? Keep reading, because this next bit might help you prevail in your sporting regiment.
The key to succes is a steady workout schedule and a fitting diet. This diet is mainly based around saturated fats. You still need to get some carbs to keep you powered up, but too much can stall your progress.
Proteins are the most important macronutrient when working out. It heals the tears in the muscles after a big workout. Sounds scary, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. If you don’t get enough proteins, you won’t grow as efficient and heal your muscle’s which leaves you with more muscle aches.
The thing is, that proteins are mainly found in meat and other animal products like milk and cheese. So a vegan will have a harder time to get enough protein. We recommend you to eat healthy and organic, while also drink two vegan protein shakes per day. Especially after a workout.
You’re not there yet though. The shakes only serve as supplements. As the word implies, they’re not a replacement. Getting the macronutriënt is still possible. Adding soy beans, quinoa, dark green veggies like Broccoli, asperagus, Brussels sprouts and pumpkin seeds should do the trick. More information can be found here.
The sustainable workout diets
Now you know what to avoid and what to eat. But how do you whip up a great and sustainable meal. I mean, you want to enjoy your food, right? Some diner inspiration might be needed.
Try this recipe for example. It’s really nutricious, but also very sustainable. Above anything else. It looks as good as it tastes and it’s not hard to make yourself.
If you want to snack, yet also take in a lot of proteins? Check out this awesome chocolate cake. Made by Minimalist Baker.