I decided to turn vegan 3 years ago, believing it was easier to get and stay in shape, since you’re only eating healthy foods right?
In theory this sounded promising, in practice I gained 40+ lbs of weight in just a few months, going from being a lean meat eater to being a skinny-fat vegan.
The first year was a real struggle. I gained weight, felt bloated all day, didn’t enjoy my meals and my friends and colleagues made fun of me being vegan and out of shape.
I still remember my girlfriend and I being in the changing room in a store and me asking her to take a picture of me shirtless. She took the picture but didn’t look impressed or excited at all. I looked at the picture and I finally realized how bad it really got.
Even though at that point I was working out for 3+ years already I looked soft, I looked skinny-fat, flat - no muscle definition whatsoever.