I’ve had thousands of students in my vegan cooking classes over the past 9 years and a universal concern is always: Can I get enough protein without any animal products?
“As a champion bodybuilder, I lived by the notion that protein was king. My goal was to consume as much protein as possible. I once consumed 18 tofu hotdogs in a single day, something that seems absurd to me now, but was part of my lifestyle at one time.”
Then came his turnaround. In 2011, Robert connected with plant-based nutrition experts Dr. Colin Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn while helping market the powerful documentary, Forks Over Knives. He went on to enroll in the T. Colin Campbell Plant-based Nutrition Course through Cornell University.
“In 2012, I said goodbye to processed foods and supplements for good, and allowed real food to fuel my athletic endeavors. In previous years, I had been obsessed with gnawing on a package of tofu or guzzling down a protein drink immediately after a workout. With my new approach, I threw fear out the window and stopped worrying about protein.”
So, my friends . . . if Robert Cheeke can get enough protein from eating a diet of whole plant foods, so can I and so can you. The health benefits are enormous. So put your protein worries to rest and enjoy the delicious and nutritious style of eating that is best for our health, best for the earth, and best for the animals.
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Delisa is a plant-based nutrition and cooking instructor in Alaska. She believes that we are designed to be slim and healthy.