Someone recommended that I should try out a vegan diet as a challenge. Anyone have any experience? The problem is that I want to bulk so i'm not sure how that will make a difference?
I've been vegan since about 2012, I was vegan for nutrition purposes for years before that. In that time I've went from skinny teenager mode to stocky to more athletic looking.
Being vegan and bulking isn't hard. Getting used to a vegan diet can be because people often struggle to know what to do for meals, there's a learning curve you often need to get over. It's not any harder to get your calories in and it's not hard to eat enough protein, it's just different and difference can take getting used to.
Theoretically no, if you do it right it shouldn't cause any problems.
In practice however, most people will struggle, at least at the beginning, to hit all the major nutrient groups. Lots of vegans end up in the hospital needing vitamin B12 shots or end up having to eat meat because their body is falling apart...
lots of chunky vegan girls running around nowadays, diets consist of sandwiches (vegan) and vegan smoothies and vegan pasta and alot of vegan pizza...
most vegan diets incorporate tons of complex and empty carbs perfect for bulking.
Yeh, maybe it's just a step too far. Someone was telling me about the dangers of meat (It was a Netflix documentary) but it just seemed to be extremely biased so I think i'll do some more research around it.
No veganism doesn't effect your 'bulking' as long as you eat correctly.