In Part 1 of BE Nutrition, we introduced to you the Anytime Plate and the Post Workout Plate. A beautifully simplified way at approaching your nutrition. When you workout at the gym you earn your post workout plate. If you don’t train, then you use the Anytime Plate.
These plates were based upon a diet of obtaining protein from animals. So what if you’re a vegetarian?
Enter the PLANT-BASED PLATE
I have come across quite a few vegans and vegetarians in my days at The Bootcamp Effect. And although plant-based eaters (i.e. vegans) make up only 1-2% of the population, it is a growing group of individuals that deserve a guideline to suit their lifestyle as well. And thus, Precision Nutrition decided to come up with a plant-based plate.
A wide variety of non-starchy vegetables, combined with a protein source and healthy fat, should dominate the plant-based eater’s plate, just like the Anytime plate here.
It is recommended that you include smaller amounts of minimally processed fruit and starches to meet your energy needs. And, as with all meals, regardless of timing or type, adjust plate size and total intake to body size and energy needs. Always stopping at 80% full.
I recommend you read the post on the anytime and post workout plates if you have not already had a chance and see how they differ, so that you can get a sense of the patterns that are inherit of successful nutrition habits.
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P.s. Although I am not a vegan or vegetarian, I am a huge fan of Vega and their line of plant based nutrition products. They really do kill 3 birds with 1 stone in my opinion, (sorry terrible imagery)… with a protein source, 50% of daily recommended multivitamin, and a greens drink. Everything we sell at Bootcamp Effect, is what I believe in 100% and Vega products are used by me everyday.