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    Robert's tips for Building and Maintaining Muscle on a Plant Based Diet
    by Robert Cheeke

    1) Make whole foods the foundation of your nutrition program.

    Fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, legumes, and seeds should be the foods you eat
    most often. They are the healthiest, provide the most nutrition and are the most
    environmentally friendly foods available.

    2) Plan ahead.

    Prepare food ahead of time. Keep food in your car, at work, on your bike, or however
    you commute to and from work. Keep whole food based energy and protein bars filled
    with nuts, grains and seeds in your gym bag, office desk, coat pockets, etc.

    Since you want to consume calories regularly, you'll want to keep non-perishable
    foods with you wherever you go. Plan larger meals ahead of time too. Use re-sealable
    containers to transport food with you that will need refrigeration. Make food the day
    before, or make large quantities of a particular food like rice or potatoes, which may last
    for a few days. Bottom line, always be prepared by planning ahead.

    3) Take your nutrition and training programs seriously.

    Are you serious about your health? If so, act like it. Fitness and wellness don't just
    happen by themselves. They rely on your hard work and dedication. Be consistent in
    your efforts in motivation, nutrition and training.

    Then you'll achieve what you set out to do. You'll be rewarded with better health,
    greater fulfillment, and new opportunities in other areas of your life.

    Robert's Favorite Muscle Building and Muscle Maintaining Foods





    Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)



    Brown rice









    Veggie sushi rolls

    Artisan breads

    Protein bars

    Protein drinks

    Heavy foods by weight such as potatoes, and yams, dense vegetables

    Ethnic food platters such as Middle Eastern, Thai, Indian and Ethiopian foods

    The more diversity in your diet, the better. And the more whole foods you consume,
    the better for your overall health, athletic performance, recovery from exercise and

    general wellness. Regardless of your sports interest, general rules apply for pre and
    post-exercise nutrition. Eat well to feel well. Eat big to get big. Be smart, be healthy and
    have fun!

    -Robert Cheeke

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