Nelson bodybuilder Deborah Nasmyth

Nelson’s no meat athlete shows power

Getting into competitive shape has taken two years of intense weight and cardio training —twice a day, six days a week.

Just back from competing in the BCABBA Western Canadians Bodybuilding competition in Kelowna (figure division), Nelson’s Deborah Nasmyth shows off a lean ripped feminine physique.

Getting into competitive shape has taken two years of intense weight and cardio training —twice a day, six days a week.

What sets her apart from other bodybuilders and figure athletes is that Nasmyth does it without any meat, dairy or animal products.

The confounding question has to be asked: Where do you get your protein?

“It’s no problem getting enough protein on a vegan diet. My primary sources are rice, pea, hemp, soy protein shakes/powders and tofu as well as smaller amounts of protein in fruits/vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes,” she says. “All faux meat products are high in protein also. I can easily take in over 200 grams per day to support lean muscle mass.”

Nasmyth has devoted herself to promoting vegan health and fitness and was a featured model in Vegan Health and Fitness magazine last December. She’s also a featured athlete on the international veganbodybuilding.com website.

After recently completing a certificate in plant based nutrition via Cornell University she’s more passionate than ever.

“The results of a meat and dairy diet on the health of North Americans is devastating,” she says. “Obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and the most common cancers are 98 per cent preventable with a plant based diet.”

Now back to off-season training Nasmyth is already in the process of preparing for next years competition season, as one of the only competitive vegan bodybuilders in Canada and continues to promote her healthy lifestyle.

 

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