Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Muscle Tone Without Eating Meat | One Green Planet
Speaking as a vegan woman who has weight-trained in the past, was a 100m sprinter, works in a physically demanding job, does indoor climbing, field archery and has been (slowly) learning German longsword for two years, I find I have the same if not better muscle tone since dropping dairy four years ago. I have well developed upper body muscle tone and strength, and lower body, and that hasn’t changed since going vegan. Given that most people in today’s sedentary and physically limited world never fully work their bodies, a vegan diet should be ideal and more than enough protein.
There is no need to eat animal protein to survive, nor to be strong, fit and healthy. Indeed, it seems there is mounting evidence suggesting that we are not at all suited, as a species, to heavily meat-based and dairy-based diets. If we can be healthy and happy without eating animals and the mammary secretions of other animals, why wouldn’t we choose that option?