Plant Based and Strong with Robert Cheeke | The Vegan Bodybuilder
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In this episode we speak to the Godfather of vegan bodybuilding, Robert Cheeke. He is the author of several books including the New York Times bestseller The Plant Based Athlete. As a two time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of the VegNews Magazine’s most influential vegan athletes. He’s a regular contributor to No Meat Athlete, Forks Over Knives, Vegan Strong, he’s a multi sport athlete, entrepreneur, has seen everything, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 25 years. Robert tells us how he was able to be vegan and win bodybuilding competitions, using plants to feed his body with protein instead of animals as all the other bodybuilders were doing. We discuss what you can do to change your habits through discipline and consistency rather than trying to find a quick fix to your health or weight. 

What shifted Robert’s mindset to veganism 1:03
Was it hard to be vegan and a bodybuilder? 9:39
The anti-inflammatory benefits of being plant based 22:41
Just because you’re fit doesn’t mean you’re healthy 29:49
Why do so many people persist in feeling they need animal protein? 35:36
How one can change their habits 41:30
What Robert eats during the day 54:25

“When I started performing and doing well, winning bodybuilding competitions as the only vegan in the competition, people went, ‘What? I mean I ate 6 chicken breasts a day and this guy doesn’t eat any animal protein whatsoever and he beat me?? This is unbelievable. Beans? What is going on here??’” 17:39

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