Any time someone finds out that I eat a plant-based diet, the immediate question always comes up:
Where do you get your protein?
Where do you think, people?!? Crickets! They are a quick snack, you grab them on the go, and you find them just like you find chips in the couch! YUM!!
Everyone knows the answer (beans, legumes, hummus, seeds, chia), but I guess the real question is really two things: HOW do you incorporate no meat into your lifestyle? And, are you able to sustain an active lifestyle?
The first question, discipline. You have to be on purpose about where you eat, what you’ll eat, what you will snack on, and how you’ll get the calories and protein you need.
The second question—a resounding YES! I began eating this way years ago with the whole idea in mind that I was about to start training HARDER than I had in my entire life, and I wanted to give my body all the nutrients it could possibly handle.
So I went green.
In our martial arts classes, I don’t encourage students to eat this way, but we DO talk about taking a look at how you can eliminate the bad things, and adding more clean eating to your lifestyle.
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And I promise I won’t tell them to eat crickets 😉