EMS training paired with a vegan diet can still get you the results you want
18 February, 2020
The vegan movement is one of the fastest-growing lifestyle movements in the world with many people adopting a plant-based diet.
“New figures from research company Roy Morgan show that almost 2.5 million Australians or 12.1% of the population now have diets where almost all the food is vegetarian – this is up from 2.2 million in 2014”
Unfortunately, the stereotype against vegans/vegetarians has become the image of a ‘weak, skinny’ person. People have been conditioned to believe that they have to eat meat and animal products to build muscle, strength and be healthy. However, you would be surprised that a vegan/vegetarian diet can give you the same results as a regular one. The vegan diet continues to rise in popularity due to its health benefits and ethics surrounding animal treatment.
It has not only attracted the general population but also athletes, gym junkies and bodybuilders. Are you a vegan? Believe it or not, you can, in fact, achieve your fitness goals with EMS training paired with a vegan diet.
Fuel yourself with the right foods before your full-body EMS training program
Do you currently follow a plant-based diet? You need to make sure you are consuming enough calories before you engage in any type of training – including EMS. Many people make the mistake of not eating enough calories. It is important to eat calorically dense foods such as potatoes, nuts, grains and seeds, alongside fruits and vegetables. This will help you meet your energy needs for the day and ensure you have the fuel needed for your full-body EMS training program.
If you want to build muscle and strength, you will need to place your body in a caloric surplus – as if you train hard but don’t eat enough – or eat lots of food but don’t train enough – you probably won’t gain much muscle or get much stronger.
Make fat your friend! When engaging in a full-body EMS training program, you should be eating fat throughout the day to keep you full. Foods such as nut butter, avocado, nuts and hummus are great to snack on throughout the day. By consuming sufficient amounts of fat – you obtain the calories needed to promote muscle gain, as fat provides twice the number of calories as carbs and protein per gram.
Replacing animal meats with vegetables, fruits and legumes require you to have an understanding of which nutrients you need to reach your fitness goals. The main nutrients that you should ensure you are consuming while engaging in EMS training include:
|Protein – great for muscle growth and regeneration|
|Calcium – necessary for strong bones|
|Iron – help transport oxygen to all parts of the body|
|Vitamin D – helps with the absorption of calcium for strong bones and also associated with a lower risk of heart disease|
|Omega-3 fatty acids – proper function of the kidneys and liver|
Does a vegan diet affect your full-body EMS training program?
As long as you are consuming the right nutrients and protein – you will be able to achieve the results you need. Protein is crucial in building and maintaining muscle. Although many people believe vegans don’t get enough protein – consuming plant-based proteins is not that hard. There are many vegan trainers, body-builders and fitness enthusiasts that have reached their goals by implementing a vegan diet – so yes it is possible.
EMS training is one of the greatest workouts, stimulating 90% of your muscle fibres, helping you to build more muscle, lose weight and reduce cellulite. Don’t fear, you can still combine a full-body EMS training program with a vegan diet. Follow our tips and tricks for the best results.
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