Every athlete and bodybuilder talks about regimes and diets that are non-vegetarian. Is it possible for vegetarians to beat a non-vegetarian diet? If yes, how? What are the replacements of high-protein foods and supplements that one would use?

PS: Thanks everyone for the answers. It would be great if you could suggest me some food. I have tried chickpea, kidney beans, gram and such kind of lentils but I feel gas sometimes. Is there a better option or the way it should be consumed that gas can be prevented?

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    it's not every athlete and bodybuilder for sure :) There are many veg*n athletes and body builders. So the answer to your question is just "yes". Can you make it more specific to get a better answer? See Are there any well known vegan athletes? - if vegans can do it, then vegetarians can too haha – Zanna Mar 5 '18 at 9:18
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    Possible duplicate of Are there any well known vegan athletes? – henning Mar 5 '18 at 11:29
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    I don't think this is a duplicate question. This asks about "feasibility" (which I translate to "healthy" and/or "sustainable"), not to provide a list of vegan athletes. Maybe it can be rephrased to explicitly tackle the healthy aspect. – Alexei Mar 8 '18 at 12:50
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    You can't really mark a dupe of a closed question... – Riker Mar 12 '18 at 19:58
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    I was asking about veg + lactic. – Grv10India May 17 '18 at 10:37

You totally can be a vegetarian and a body builder. I am a body builder for 35 years and a vegetarian for about 7 or 8 years. I feel much better meatless and my workouts have never suffered. There are good sources of plant based protein meals out there, like potatoes and corn or rice and black beans. In combination these meals have a complete amino acid profile. Plus you can get extra protein from plant based raw protein powder. I am very happy with the one from Sunwarrior (rice, chia, pea, quinoa and amaranth). Comes as blends or only rice protein. All in raw food quality and sweetened with stevia.


I agree with what everyone is saying above. If you have not heard of Kendrick Farris or his story as a vegan lifter, you should check it out. He puts to rest a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about veganism. In addition, he let's you in on his diet and how he builds muscles with plant protein. Here is the link to the article.

  • Hello there :) This read more like a comment than an answer. The information about the Kendrick Farris is definitely interesting but in the current form, the answer as a whole lacks some more content that would address questions specifically asked by the OP. Would you care to elaborate here a bit? :) – Alexander Rossa Mar 17 '18 at 21:04

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