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Shred It!: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Burning Fat and Building Muscle on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet Paperback – November 4, 2014
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Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, OR where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15. Today he is the best-selling author of the book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet, and his latest book, Shred It!. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He writes books, gives lectures around the world, and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, Naked Food Magazine, Forks Over Knives and The Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies, is a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for 20 years.
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Fast-forward a couple of years. I saw that Robert was writing a new book, SHRED IT, and I ordered a copy as soon as it was available. I was eager to cut down some of the body fat that remained from my pre-vegan days. I was sitting around 240lbs at 22% bodyfat. In this book, Robert details the changes he’s made throughout the years to his diet, transitioning from protein heavy mock meats, to a whole foods plant based approach while dropping body fat.
There are a few things about this book that I thought were super helpful.
1. There are multiple case studies of vegan transformations in the book. These are real people that you can find on social media -Very inspiring stories.
2. There are also about 60 pages of recipes from vegan athletes. From these, you’ll be able to get an idea of how much food you actually need to eat. I think one of the common pitfalls of veganism is simply under-eating. I was amazed at the results I obtained after increasing my food intake.
3. And finally, there are about 50 pages of plant-based athletes. This is great to point you in the direction of other forums in which these athletes contribute to the vegan athlete body of knowledge. Most of these people are active on social media where they share their experiences and thoughts on vegan nutrition and fitness topics.
I’ve included a picture of my own transformation after reading SHRED IT. The two pictures are one year apart, February 2015 to February 2016. 240lbs at 22% bodyfat to 225lbs at 18% bodyfat. Since then, I’ve been able to cut another 15lbs, and I’m now sitting at 210lbs, 16% bodyfat; this is the lightest and leanest I’ve ever been as an adult. I’m still on my way to getting “shredded” with slow, sustained weight loss and muscle gain. My goal is to get around 200lbs at 10% bodyfat.
Robert’s advice has been invaluable! For a super small investment, there is a ton of knowledge packed in SHRED IT and it will pay back in no time.