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Name: Tyler Whitfield
Year of Birth: 1993
Height: 5’ 10.5”
Weight: 165
Birthplace: Dunedin, Florida
Current Residence: Tampa, Florida
Sports: Running, Bodybuilding

Why did you become vegan?
I became vegan because my sister has been vegan for about 5 years and I feel that being a vegan is very clean on your body and a very good way to end the factory farming industry and support animal cruelty! Since I became vegan I have yet to look back. I feel and look better than ever!

When and why did you become interested in fitness?
About 1.5 years ago I began working out. About 3.5 years ago I had a shoulder injury from wrestling that I lost movement in my arm for 4.5 months, and in that time I got very out of shape and I blew up to 217lb and I felt a change was necessary. So I began running and lifting and I fell in love!

How would you describe your nutrition program?
My nutrition is strictly vegan obviously, but more bodybuilding based. For example breakfast: scrambled tofu and peppers. Lunch/ post workout: quinoa or rice and beans with veggies. Dinner: maybe some pasta and sauce with broccoli. In between all those meals I usually graze on fruits and fresh veggies to gin sufficient intake of calories etc…

How would you describe your training program?
I workout on a daily basis. A normal training routine may include dumbbell press, flat bench press, preacher curls, dumbbell curls, pull downs, tricep extensions, cable exercises, crunches, leg lifts, dead lifts, squats, leg press, and lots of pull ups and push ups.

What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
I use Vega sport pre workout and I use this to give me that little extra kick before a workout. And post workout I take in some Vega performance protein, or Warrior blend protein to get a few extra grams of protein fort the day!

How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
Most people are supportive, especially friends and family, but you do have those nuts who slam you and think your insane!

What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
Some commons misconceptions I see are that people associate veganism with “SKINNY” that’s untrue you can be a fat vegan..or a built strong vegan if done correctly.

Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others?
If so, how did you go about it? I usually just show pictures of Robert Cheeke to my bodybuilding friends and tell them about my experience on how I feel and look compared to a carnivorous person. Most people usually hop on the wagon with me!

What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
I think the most important aspect to training is probably nutrition being what you eat and most of all dedication to working out and creating a healthy body. Without nutrition, you wont have training.

What do you like best about being vegan?
I like the people in the vegan world. They are so warm welcoming and nice, and I really like the fruits and veggies!

What do you like best about being fit?
I like the compliments I get because of the fact I used to be so fat. It makes me feel good inside and accomplished for people to say such things about me.

What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
My BEST advice is dedication, and find someone who motivates you and spend some time questioning them and getting good insight on what they do!

What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Do it! Haha really I believe it is great on the body and it really helps you become a better person knowing you are helping animals live by not eating them!

What motivates you in life?
The body transformations I have gone through motivate me, but the PERSON who motivates me is Robert Cheeke.

What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com?
Has it helped or inspired you? I LOVE THE SITE! I get all my info off the site and I like to browse the site looking for new motivation or stuff to help my training.

Do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share?
Only thing id like to share is Eat Green, Stay Lean. GO VEGAN