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Vegan Strongman Reveals His Daily Diet

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Vegan Strongman Reveals His Daily Diet

When it comes to building muscle, most people assume you need a protein-rich diet derived from eating the flesh of an animal.

However, proving this theory wrong is Patrik Baboumian, a strongman who has turned himself into an absolute powerhouse thanks to his vegan diet.

To prove he's not chatting BS, he's given his YouTube subscribers a little insight into what he eats in a day.

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As you'll see in the video, he starts off the day with a number of supplements, including nutritional yeast, B12 and iron.

Now before you start arguing that a vegan diet can't be natural as those who follow it need to take B12, let it be known that this vitamin used to be present in the soil and therefore naturally occurred in vegetables.

Credit: Patrik Baboumian
Credit: Patrik Baboumian

However, thanks to modern farming practices, this is no longer the case and so vegans must take their B12 in pill form.

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Next up, he has a plant-based protein shake with additional supplements. And after a helluva lot of training, he has a smoothie with blackberries (grown from his back garden) with frozen mixed fruits, more plant-based protein powder alongside turmeric, greens, cinnamon, orange and mango juice, more supplements and some water.

Following all of that, it's time for Patrik to move onto solid food and boy, he does not mess about, consuming a gigantic plate of chips, falafel, vegan sausages, a mountain of grilled veggies and a tomato and basil salad.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Oh, and guess what comes next? Another protein shake, although he waits until after either a nap or long walk, depending on how he's feeling that day.

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Following a couple of hours of work, he then moves onto dinner, which consists of veggies, tofu and potatoes.

He finishes the day with a snack on some peanuts, before one more protein shake for luck before bed. Phew! No wonder the dude is hench.

Patrik himself was born in Iran and lives in Germany, where he has built quite a name for himself in the strongman world. As well as breaking the world log lift record for under 105kg, with a 165kg lift, he also previously won the title of Germany's Strongest Man.

Credit: Patrik Baboumian
Credit: Patrik Baboumian
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Speaking about his decision to go vegan in 2011, he said: "I just found myself thinking that if I would have to kill the animals I ate with my own hands I couldn't because I was too compassionate.

"I felt that I was fooling myself eating meat considering my inability to kill an animal so I just thought I'd better be honest to myself and stop eating meat."

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Topics: Vegetarian, Vegan

Daisy Phillipson
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