Veggies Take Bodybuilder To New Heights, Not Only In Terms Of Gains, But In Wiping Out His Terrible Cystic Acne Too
You don’t often hear about vegan bodybuilders. Sure, the “cut” diet–the part of bodybuilding where you lay off of lifting heavy and eat to lose fat–typically involves broccoli. But most bodybuilders also eat a remarkable–and remarkably boring–number of chicken or turkey breasts for a few weeks as well.
And forget about the “bulk” diet, the one in which bodybuilders and other fitness enthusiasts eat terrifying amounts of food–heavy on the animal proteins–in order to build mass for later sculpting. We’re talking 6,000 to 8,000 daily calories for some in the old days, although nowadays that number has been reduced for many to be a mere 500 to 1,000 calories on top of a normal diet.
But one bodybuilding young man has gone vegan, and he has never been happier, he says. Not only with his physique, but also with the amazing changes the diet brought about in terms of the horrific cystic acne he once suffered.
Brian Turner, a 23-year-old bodybuilder claims that giving up meat, drinking a gallon of water a day, and adopting a vegan diet was all it took to clear up the acne he suffered with for years.
And we’re not just talking “acne,” meaning a few pimples here and there. Turner had what amounted to boils erupting all over his face every day.
“I used to have super severe acne all over my face,” he wrote on his Instagram account. “I had nodular cysts–four, five, six of them–over my face every single day of my life. Literally never would I not have three or four cysts on my face.”
He says that he tried every prescription acne drug under the sun to no avail. But once he switched to a vegan diet and began pounding far more water every day, he found results he could live with.
“So that means no animal-based products at all,” he wrote. “But it also for me meant drinking way more water.”
Of course, to make the switch overnight to drinking a gallon of water a day and eating 10 to 16 servings of vegetables might be a bit much for some to do all at once.
However, Americans spend around $1.4 billion a year on acne-curing products and other products that address skin conditions; what if we could get the same or better results from eating healthy, clean, natural and organic foods and giving up chemically treated, over-medicated, dirty and disease-ridden meat?
Why, it might be what some would call a revolution.