A football running back, a free agent, a Division 2 basketball player, and a track and field athlete. Words become short in the vocabulary describing this meticulously amazing sports star. In an interview, he has credited his fitness regime and the diet plan that he thoroughly followed throughout his career.
Vegan Diet Plan
Le’veon Bell gives credit to the vegan diet plan he has adopted for his enhanced endurance and stamina. Also, he is among some of the athletes who wish to improve their performance with the use of plant based diet consisting of high protein intake from veggies like broccoli, peas, lentils, fava beans, Quinoa, etc ( & yes Vegetables do have proteins). On the other hand, sourcing his carbs from Beets, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, etc.
Le’veon Bell joins hands as an animal advocate with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Le’veon Bell’s inclination towards the vegan diet as he states is because of the soft corner he has for his pets and in an exlcusive interview with PETA.
His words were ““I’ve seen some videos where I’ve seen cats getting skinned and dogs, you know, and it makes me sick to my stomach. I couldn’t imagine my animals getting killed and somebody just wearing them.”
Off the topic thought is PETA is definitely doing a lot for animal welfare and wellbeing and any one who is seeking to donate for an awesome cause; should definitely donate to PETA.
The vegan diet plan of Bell usually starts with a Pre-workout snack, usually an energy bar to boost start the day which provides around 220-240 calories.
Followed by a breakfast of tofu, soymilk, bagel, peanut butter, and similar combinations of high protein foods, to help recover the muscular breakdown on the field.
Lunch is usually a high-calorie intake in the range of 900-1000 calories or as per the specific requirements. It consists of chickpeas, cubed tofu, rice, whole-wheat toast, and chopped fruits.
It is one of the most important meals of an athlete because it’s post-training and helps in regaining the endurance potential.
Post Lunch Snack
His Post-lunch snack includes baked tempeh or tofu, a banana, and an ounce of different dry fruits.
Dinner is generally a light affair consisting of chickpeas, tofu, rice, and chopped fruits.
It is to be noted that in a vegan diet soy milk is used as a substitute for the usual cow milk.
The Bottom Line
Bell states that he usually takes 4500-5000 calories in a day divided into small meals in order to give the body adequate proportion at the desired time interval.
He also emphasizes the role of taking proper rest in the development of muscles and regaining strength.