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Meatless Monday: More Muscle, Less Meat

Pass up the meat this Monday for a fresh and healthy approach to fueling your body.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger who once said, "You hit like a vegetarian," is now singing the praises of adhering to a plant-based diet, "I’ve seen many bodybuilders that are vegetarian and they get strong and healthy." The seven time Mr. Olympia went on to say, "Right now people, seven million people are dying every year," he said during this past December's UN Climate Conference in Paris. "That is alarming and everyone in government has the responsibility to protect the people. They have to do something about it." Schwarzenegger suggested choosing meat-free days is a good place to start.

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Comments like these from 'The Oak' opened the door for bodybuilders everywhere to consider adopting a more plant-based diet. But you don’t have to quit “cold-turkey” to be a part of the biggest environmental movements today. Meatless Monday is a great way to start and Muscle & Fitness is committed to helping you get more muscle with less meat.

Luckily, it’s never been easier to skip meat once a week now that so many plant-powered companies are coming out with protein-packed products to help you stay on track while keeping up with your workouts. Check in with our new Meatless Monday column for weekly posts bringing you expert insight about meatless muscle building, vegetarian recipes stacked with massive plant protein, vegan health and beauty tips, and nutrition advice for creating a stronger, more conscious you.

We’ll teach you about how the power of plants can assist you in reaching your craziest fitness goals. And remember, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Meatless Monday is a simple and easy way to join today’s biggest environmental movement and still get jacked.

Why Monday?

Experienced dieters know that preparedness and structure are the golden rules to making committing to any diet a success. By making Monday your body’s meatless reboot day you can reap the benefits of a plant-based diet and get your week in gear. Monday is generally considered as the kick-off day of the week making it easier to stick to a specific diet than other day. Some studies even show that people who start the week off with exercise, healthy eating, good stress management, and a positive attitude keeps them on track throughout the week.

Start your day off right with these delicious, protein-packed, breakfast recipes on next page.

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