BdP : I wish I’d have stuck to being a vegetarian and turned vegan years ago. If I’d known then what I know now I would be equally as good as I am now but healthier and guilt free. Plus a much better example of the virtues of veganism, so there would be no one saying ‘yeah but he built his muscles on a meat based diet.’ This is unfortunately true, but it makes no difference, if I’d known back then the real facts, I’d have made equal gains free of all animal products. My advice is your body, the animals and the planet will love you for being vegan. Ethically, environmentally and physically its the best thing you could ever do. Just make sure you eat enough and a wide variety of protein based plants. Train smarter not harder. Train to stimulate but not over do it. You’ll just take longer to recover and won’t make quicker progress. Eat 1k to 2k more calories than you would on a normal meat based diet to make the same gains. Make sure you get a wide variety of protein foods in your diet to ensure all and plenty of amino acids are supplied to your body.