Meatless Foods for Building Muscle: Your Guide to Gaining Mass

We’ve enlisted some of the best sources for protein in gaining muscle mass. If you’re vegan and you’ve decided to pop those muscles, here’s the perfect guide for you.

Steve Steifel from says that meat isn’t the only option for your daily protein intake. Well, he has a point. It’s not the only protein source. There are lots actually.

While meat is considered as the best protein sources especially for bodybuilders, you have to think about the other food groups and the nutrition you’re missing because of your all-meat-everyday intake.

You’ll have a great condition and muscle-building frame if you explore these kinds of food. Every food has a different nutrient profile, and the wider you explore these foods, the better your health will be.

8 Meatless Foods for Building Major Muscle

Having said that, we want to point you in an additional direction. Simply put, consider including several meatless proteins in your day-to-day nutrition program. Read more…

Men’s Fitness says that you can gain muscle and build mass by eating foods rich in protein. This is not limited to meat only. What do we mean by this? Well, there are plenty of protein sources in different food groups and most of them are not from animals.

They talked about the tips how to bulk up without eating meat. Say, for example, you can get enough protein from soybeans, nuts, and vegetables. These are great foods to eat if you’re not such a fan of meat. Check out the full list below:

The 8 Best Muscle-Building Foods For Vegans And Vegetarians

You can still maintain strong bones as a vegan or vegetarian and gain muscle. What’s key, says Leslie Bonci, RD, LDN, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is packing in calcium-rich dairy subs while following this simple formula for successful muscle protein synthesis: Weight training plus adequate protein that is, getting enough protein and spreading intake throughout the day. Read more…

Coach Derek Tresize from says that a lot of individuals are becoming health conscious and would want to have a plant-based diet. We can’t blame them. This kind of diet is super effective in improving one’s health. Aside from that, it surely benefits animals as well as the environment.

People are usually hesitant about this because they think that it’s not possible to gain mass. Well, they’re completely wrong. There are athletes who made the transition successfully.

How to Build Muscle Mass on a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based nutrition is known to improve long-term health and benefit animals and the environment, but many weight-trainers hesitate to make this healthy lifestyle change due to one question: is it possible to build muscle? Read more…

Check these tips from Kalclash Fitness how to build muscle on a vegan diet:

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5 Time-Saving Hair Hacks (So That You Have More Time for Workouts!)


This post is sponsored by Aussie Hair. Find more on our sponsored post policy here. The one thing I’m pretty sure we’d all agree that we’d like more of is time. Time to meditate. Time to hit the gym. Time to cook healthy delicious meals. Time to read. Time to volunteer. Time to organize. Time to chill. Time to play. Time to be. Time to run with your friends! Note: nowhere in there did I say, “Time to do your hair.” Because ain’t nobody got time for that. Which is exactly why we’ve partnered with Aussie to share five time-saving hair hacks …

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Podcast Episode 8: Beauty Hacks With Annie Tomlin of SELF

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Have you guys noticed that we’ve picked up the pace on releasing our podcast episodes lately? Well, seeing that we’ve had SO many great interviews with so many amazing people (Bob! April! Bex!), we’ve decided to sneak in some weekly episodes from now until the end of the year. Including this awesome one with Annie Tomlin, beauty director of SELF magazine. If you’re into beauty, you will LOVE her tips and product recommendations. And even if you’re not into beauty, you’ll get something out of it. From beauty hacks to inspirational advice on what beauty really is, this episode is just full …

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Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 47)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 47)

Thank you to all of you who ordered my new cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, I am so humbled and grateful it hit #1 on the New York Times best seller list! This would not be possible without all of you.

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This is week 47 of the Skinnytaste Dinner Plan. I am away in Park City Utah until Sunday, but I have my meals planned for the week and ordered all my groceries on Peapod this week (life saver!)

Pictured below is The Skinnytaste Meal Planner where I plan my dinners for the week (you can of course use any meal planner). Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for the week! My breakfast is usually something quick like eggs with fruit, a smoothie or avocado toast. We’re a family of four, so if a recipe serves more, it’s either packed up for everyone’s lunch or eaten the next day as leftovers. If you would like to see some of the previous week’s dinner plans, click here.

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 47)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 47)

Monday: Cauliflower Fried Rice with Shrimp
Tuesday: Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostada
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Beef Meatballs with Broccoli Rabe with Zoodles
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders with avocado salad
Saturday: Dinner Out
Sunday: Sheetpan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner


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The Unexpected Benefits of Apples: From Skin Treatment To Better Lung Function

The cliche, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” totally sounds overused but you may still be surprised how true this idea really is. From getting a scalp treatment to using it as a waistline shrinker, this fruit has proven to be useful. author Leslie Barrie says that this fruit has four main uses. First, it can be a radiant booster for your skin. You can make a green-apple mask at home to help your skin become moisturized. Not only that but it also smoothens those lines. Recipe can be found in the article below.

Another great use for this is that it is considered as a breathing agent. It has an antioxidant called quercetin that helps the lungs and protects it from pollutants.  These are also considered as waistline shrinkers because it has less fat and a lot of fiber. What are you waiting for? Reap its benefits now!

4 Things Apples Can Do for You

Treat your skin to a refreshing at-home green-apple mask. The fruit helps replenish moisture, and its acids smooth fine lines, explains Karen Behnke, founding partner of Juice Beauty in San Rafael, California. Read more…

Julia Little from says that many studies can back up these health benefits of apples. One, it regulates stomach bacteria. This fall fruit is responsible for balancing the bacteria found in your gut which controls your weight. In order to protect you from obesity, this fruit can be of help. This humble fruit can also enhance your immune system and fight against the common cold.

Antioxidants against cancer are found in apples. This fruit is rich in flavonoids that lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by 23 percent. The apple skin in particular, is quite heavy in nutrients that ward off cancer too.

4 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Apples

Though “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” sounds like nothing more than an old adage, many studies have actually proved it is more than just a saying. Consider these four unexpected benefits of apples. Read more…

Reader’s Digest talks about the seven benefits of including apples in your diet. The number one and most impacting is its possible combative effects against Alzheimer’s. There is a powerful antioxidant, quercetin, which protects the brain cells from degeneration in rats. Though it is not confirmed, it may have the same effects in humans.

Another helpful benefit is related to hypertension. These are high in potassium, the mineral that controls the blood pressure. This decreases the risk of stroke.

7 Health Benefits of Apples 

Will an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Perhaps not, but there’s certainly a whack of research supporting the many health benefits of apples. Read more…

Superfoods made this interesting video about apples. It talks about the goodness that comes with this super food:

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Study Finds: Meat Linked to Peripheral Artery Disease

Meat has long been part of our daily intake. For those who still haven’t gone vegan, we’ve been eating this staple for most of our lives. Now, research suggests that it’s strongly connected to (PAD) peripheral artery disease.

Steven Reinberg from reports that those with the condition have an increased chances of dying early if they still continue with red meat and eggs in their diet.

The culprit is the digestive byproduct released by gut bacteria that processes eggs and red meat. This byproduct is termed as trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) and the researchers discovered that those with PAD had increased levels of TMAO. This means that the individual had three times greater risk of dying within five years compared with the people who low levels.

Meat-Linked Digestive Byproduct Raises Risks for Some Heart Patients

People with peripheral artery disease — a narrowing of the arteries in the legs and elsewhere — who eat a lot of red meat and eggs may have increased odds of dying early, a new study suggests. Read more…

The American Heart Association has encouraged that the disease can be treated through changes in the lifestyle. Stop smoking, start exercising, weight management, and monitoring high blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar.

This leads us to tweaking our diet a little bit.

Daniel Clair, MD from suggests that a diet therapy for PAD should involve the reduction of fats associated to cardiovascular diseases. Such therapies are capable of reducing the inflammation of blood vessels in other parts of your body.

Diet therapy is quite necessary because what you can achieve here reflects the lifestyle changes that you can do to lower your risk.

Choose the Best Diet for Your Peripheral Arterial Disease

Any dietary therapy for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) should reduce your intake of the types of fats associated with progression of cardiovascular disease. Ideally, these therapies would also reduce inflammation in the blood vessel wall and in your entire body. Read more…

Jennifer J. Brown, PhD from suggests that the diet is quite a lifesaver for those who want to cut their risk of peripheral artery disease.

The Mediterranean diet has been widely credited for lowering the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes related to heart disease. This diet is mainly comprised of olive oil, nuts, fish, grains, fruits and vegetables. These types of foods will be part of your daily meal.

The Mediterranean Diet Wins Against Peripheral Arterial Disease

From prior studies we know that people who follow a Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke risk, and that patients with a high risk of developing heart disease lowered their diabetes risk when they followed this diet. Read more…

This just gives us a great idea that you can never go wrong with fruits, vegetables and fish.

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