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I Went Vegan For A Week And This Is What Happened

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  1. The Fruit Addict Ⓥ

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I give you a lot of credit for going vegan. You really did make it way too hard though with your food choices. For protein, just eat tons of beans, lentils. If this isn't enough protein, add a soymilk shake with pea protein. Then just add some broccoli and a bit of fruit. Done!

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  2. Yusuf Paiman

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Please Do a video on: "how much muscle an average person can put on?"

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  3. Sriram Padmanabhan

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Kudos to you and your open-mindedness.  I am slowly going towards veganism for the same reasons that many do – the terrible ethics of the animal farming industry, the non-sustainability of animal farming, the harm it is doing to our planet, and last but not least for better health.  Nowadays animal protein is not as essential.  Vegans and vegetarians have ample sources of protein, and if they need a lot more then there are plant based powders too.  Ethically and for a healthier self and planet this is the way to go. It's going to take a long time to convince meat eaters but its got to start somewhere.  Otherwise humanity is doomed.  To see a strong role-model like you give it a thumbs up will help people think more about what they eat.  Give the planet a chance.  Get yourself to a better place.Thanks for doing this.

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  4. Bobby's Perspective

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    4 Years Vegan. Did it because I couldn't continue eating animals.
    I said to myself that i have to be responsible.
    Hence i gave myself the choice between becoming a hunter (like my family members)
    Or to become a pussy vegan😉
    Couldn't Kill, so Vegan it was.

    Came from a bodybuilding diet background myself.
    I admit, it is not as convenient as meat based bodybuilding,
    But In the end it didn't feel right to kill those poor beings.

    Even if you can do MAINLY plant-Based, you help out a lot.
    Peace Bro💪🌱

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  5. Dazzy

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Wow man so much respect great idea to try it not many bodybuilders besides the vegan ones of course would try this.

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  6. at0M X

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Impossible. One may eat plant based for a week but vegan is a philosophy of non violence and of non exploitation for selfish gain; not a trendy diet. The distinction is all important and it's the misrepresentation of words which creates the confused reality most find themselves in

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  7. The Shirtless Vegan

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Hey Mike, Thanks so much for doing this Video. I Loved your approach to the whole subject. Your research was spot on and you seemed to be eating healthy stuff. The reason I went vegan was for the ethical side of things. Besides ethics, Going vegan has had a real positive impact on my health overall. It really all comes down to Caloric intake for bodybuilders, assuming one is to eat a whole foods plant based diet. Cheers bud!

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  8. Saqib Sheikh

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Well done for trying veganism!! Great effort and positive comments. There are so many great reasons to go vegan including your health and the health of the planet! Keep it up Mike! I went vegan and felt better in all aspects of my training and overall health. It is also a much cheaper lifestyle!

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  9. Dare Ostag

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Hey Mike, great vid, thanks, can you do a cost comparison between that vegan week and a normal week? No need for exact numbers, but percentage wise, what was the difference?

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  10. Zmata yoo

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Hi!
    Coconut and coconut water (young ones) contains almost all essentials amino acids, healthy salts, fat and taste amazing. Great for muscle building and recovery!

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  11. Ade Lawrence

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Sainsbury’s has just starting doing Tempeh and it’s really good. Having Spirulina in a cap form is better than having a powder….trust me on that! 😆😆

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  12. metta8888

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I'm not vegan. I have been a vegetarian (still eat dairy) since 1990. I read a book called Diet For A New America and realized that the only reason to eat meat was that it tasted good. And with all the reasons not to (environment, animal cruelty, health) I just decided to stop and have not gone back and have no desire to go back.

    In regards to the flatulence. If you know you are going to eat something that may cause gas, try taking a Beano before. If you are finding that you are having gas issues, I have found that Dr. Tobias Outta Gas (contains activated charcoal/coconut oil/peppermint oil) capsules to be very helpful.

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  13. Baelor

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    You avoid dietary cholesterol as a vegan.

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  14. Reuben Sleight

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Awesome vid big fella!

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  15. Red Pill Vegan

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    👍👍

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  16. Jason X7

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Honestly the main reason I'm vegan comes down to the argument of necessity. I do not believe animals & humans are equal, all I believe is that animals lives are higher than my tastebuds, my food-pleasure that is. Animals are not consumed as a necessity anymore, but rather a luxury as people are living proof that vegan diets work & one can totally live a healthy life on a plant based diet. Humans are gifted with moral agency to know what's right & wrong, I believe consuming animals & their by-products out of pure pleasure is completely wrong. Many people not all, would agree with me that they wouldn't kill a cow, pig or chicken themselves just because they wanted a hamburger instead of a veggie burger. I just choose to put my values and actions in sync with one another. Plus been vegan for about 11 months now & am feeling better than ever !

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  17. A P

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Bland boring cardboard diet

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  18. Matthew Cooke

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Buzz off your pronunciation on these vegan products but mike!! Spirulina powder in Aldi 2 quid..!! Exactly the same 😬😬😬

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  19. Sokrates

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    There are no plants which have incomplete amino acid profile. They all have all the essential amino acids. I don't know where this myth comes from.

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  20. CyberMonk

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Did you not think of asking someone what they eat as a vegan whould of been slot easier

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  21. Martina Usinova

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    He forgot to mention steroids the lying cunt

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  22. Martina Usinova

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Vegans are the most deluded people on Earth! the vast majority are emotionless individuals that do not have the ability to love fellow humans so the use animals as something to love and care about. The body needs animal products! if you take away animal products then you will become mentally Ill and all kinds of fucked up problems

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  23. William Marksén

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Awesome! Love your approach.

    First of all, the farts go away haha.

    But most importantly, since you seem to understand why people are vegan and might or might not know that vegan bodybuilding is pretty easy once you get it right, the question is.

    ''Do I NEED to keep feeding this industry or can I have just as great a life as I already have without feeding this industry?''

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  24. bing joseph

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I've been a vegetarian for about 20 years now ( no dairy , but I eat fish ) and I find its going quite well in terms of gyming . I don't even use protein powder or supplements (except B complex with Iron) . I"m not on Mike's level but I feel that i'm doing good and the energy is always there.

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  25. WisMiz

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Good shit bro, take it easy and make the transformation on your own pace. That's how I did it couple of years ago, and haven't looked back since

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  26. Adam Noor

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    You crapped out of your mouth for going vegan!!

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  27. c dozer

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    chai seeds lol

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  28. Luke pelp

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    red split lentils is a great go to as some have very low fibre per 100g and you can make wraps out of them and fill the wrap with tofu or rice or broccoli. another one is pancakes made from oats, cauliflower (trust me it works) and plant based protein powder like revolution foods, also check out nutritional yeast for it's protein content. I manage to work and 9-5 job and pack in 4000 kals and around 230 grams of protein on a vegan diet.

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  29. Mateusz

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I wish you discussed the finances, did it cost you a lot more than your typical week? Great video, very nice to learn from your experience.

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  30. Jesus Conde

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Didn't you use Kinoa?? It has all the essential aminos 🙂

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  31. siccore

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    i have so much trouble hitting the protein marks. i am vegan for so many years now. over 10. i need the supps. without you cannot get to it. and i dont wanna eat tofu all day. soja is bullshit. dont be a vegan for hipster or mainstream reason. be a vegan for "earthlings" reason. this movie put me into it.

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  32. Out and About

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Even if some people do start going vegan the farmers are still slaughtering and stacking the shelf’s with meat regardless wether it sells or not , so it kind of a waste of time

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  33. J M

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Going vegan for health won’t last 🌱 it has to be ethics and morals 😁

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  34. David Braeckmans

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    My reason, I don't need somebody to die to keep my physique and feel good. Also if you think about it, it's fucked up eating corpses.

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  35. Ellis Rose

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    So much respect for you giving it a fair try! One of the few videos on this subject I’ve seen that have come from a positive attitude! 😊

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  36. Zanar Aesthetics

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    7:50 "couldn't stop farting" lmao

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  37. Pack Man

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    No homo but that tan is sexy

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  38. thehiatusprt

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Im not vegan , I do eat meat occasionally. maybe once a month or so. I not a vegan but definitely can make a bit of a difference.

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  39. Josh Howson

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Check out John Venus.

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  40. Chris Grant

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    You said that on a vegan diet certain aminos "a few amino acids just won't be there" that's wrong actually all foods contain all essential aminos, you would just have to eat more in theory. What you should have said is that certain amino acids are lacking. They are still there. And as for the flatulence, that's mostly digestive issues your gut microbiome is likely out of balance, there will always be some gas and bloating but it does go way down when you sort out your GI tract. I am 3 years vegan for my health (now ethics too) I tried it out to see for myself, and it worked well for me personally. I have better sleep and get to sleep quicker, less muscle soreness, quicker reactions and capacity to think complex ideas and I have a lot less depression and anxiety. I am a level 4 qualified nutritionist and I plan to stay vegan for life. I see no reason why not. Now after watching the video in full I respect your non biased take on it Wheatgrass powder or Chlorella I recommend instead of spirulina . I eat around 95% whole foods vegan diet.

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  41. Tori Van Straalen

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    This was a well conducted and unbiased experiment. Congratulations Mike Thurston you have gained a subscriber from me.

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  42. ThinkSimply

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I'd give it 2 solid weeks before you give it a review.

    And u realized F the boxed stuff,

    That is all.
    Lol

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  43. John Lees

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I appreciate you going into this with an open mind and not simply to sling some shitty vegan supplement like other fitness youtubers might. For your 2 chickens a day, dont forget male chickens are worthless and thrown into meat grinders as soon as they are born and their sex is determined. So you can actually factor 4 chickens a day, which over 10 years is almost 15,000 chickens. Consider sticking with veganism long term. Just by being an example you would make a difference and sway a lot of people. For long term just track those micro nutrients as well to make sure you stay healthy.

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  44. Graham Davies

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    why make your body perfect and ignore your mind and soul, when your know something it can not be unknown just repressing that shit does not sprout anything positive, amazing vid keep up the good work.

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  45. Norman Haidery

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    So much respect for you 👏🏻👏🏻

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  46. Tantium

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    220grams per day? youre joking hahahaha

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  47. Holistic Python

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    MIKE THURSTON = MARKETING ATTENTION WHORE!
    You went vegan for 7 days, and suddenly you have some authority on it. Seriously, just fuck off. Try a few years, or in my case, nearly 18 years before making a video where everyone has to listen to your "experience."
    Why 7 days, why not 5 days? or 2 days? Or a day? Do you want a medal?
    You, like so many other FAKE vegans, use the word vegan as a marketing ploy to make money.
    I'm willing to bet in less than 10 years, you'll be making a video titled, "Why I quit being vegan."

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  48. Lyric Nash

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Ayyyy. Shout out GNC

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  49. Saqib Mansoor

    November 3, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    "If we reduced our meat consumption by half, It would be like half of us are vegan/Vegetarian" … I decide to go vegan to because of animal cruelty and to help the environment. It has been 6 months now, it was a very tough first month but now I do not crave any animal produces anymore. and I have never felt better, morally and physically.

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