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My name is Kacy Hulme. I have been following a plant-based diet since 2007. I must admit, it was quite a transition for me. But the way it made me feel was out of this world. I’ll never go back. I had varying health issues prior to adopting a veg diet, many centering in my gut.

I have found great relief, enjoyment, purpose, excitement and community by changing the food that I eat. The effects far exceed even my own health.

It is a global issue now. And I am more than proud to do my part.
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Kacy Hulme
Kacy Hulme

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  • Hi! I am also a whole foods plant based vegan. I go to the gym 4-6 times a week and am focusing on building muscle. How many grams of protein do u shoot for a day?

    My trainer tells me 100-110 grams per day and in order to accomplish that I need to add in vegan protein, but I have heard that we don’t need that much, that we are good and can build muscle between 55-70 grams per day. What are you thoughts? Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Marlo!
      This is a great question!
      Yes, I agree with you. 55-70 grams is excellent.
      I used to try to hit 80+ grams per day. But, like you, through a lot of research, I came to understand that I don’t need nearly as much protein as I had been told.
      I am good with 50-70 grams per day and I find that I can easily make that on a plant-based diet and I have no problem building and maintaining muscle.
      My plant-based diet naturally gives me 40-50 grams of protein each day, which I get from lentils, brown rice, quinoa, black beans, navy beans, garbanzo beans, tofu, tempeh, edamame, etc.
      Plus, I eat a protein bar with 20g. So, that lands me at about 70 grams per day. I used to do protein shakes, but I simply can’t digest them anymore.
      I love that more and more people are coming to realize how powerful a plant-based diet is! That plants have protein! And that we don’t need to overdose on protein to build muscle or keep muscle.
      As a matter of fact, a plant-based lifestyle is actually much healthier because we are now feeding our bodies loads of micronutrients that we really need, most of which are not always readily present in a meat-based diet, like: Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, Beta-carotene, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Chromium, Molybdenum, etc.
      I hope this helps!

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