Is It Possible to a Be a Fast Food Vegan?

The last few weeks have been crazy busy and I found myself in a predicament the other day – starving and nothing healthy in the refrigerator! I desperately wanted to be lazy, get fast food and fill my empty tummy. But as I was trying to figure out where to go, I couldn’t think of a place that would have a vegan option I wouldn’t have to manipulate so dramatically that there wouldn’t be anything left!

In the end, I opted for a house salad, but I decided to do some research so that next time, it will be a lot less stressful. Because isn’t that what fast food is supposed to be all about!?

So, here are 3 options for filling vegan fast food:

These are everywhere and offer a huge variety of choices for vegans who want something fast, healthy and easy on the pocketbook. The Veggie Delight Salad or Veggie Delight (without cheese or mayonnaise) on Italian, Hearty Italian, or Sourdough bread are vegan and super filling.

In 1979, they were the first fast food chain to have a salad bar, so it is no surprise that Wendy’s still has healthy options for veggie folks. A Plain Baked Potato, Deluxe Garden Salad (without cheese) or Side Salad with French or Reduced Fat Italian Dressing are all vegan. If you get a combination of salad and potato, you will definitely be full.

I couldn’t leave out my favorite! In addition to being a cool company, started by a man with integrity, the food absolutely rocks! Vegan options include the Vegetarian Fajita Burrito (with black beans) and the Vegetarian Burrito (with BLACK beans, no cheese or sour cream). Yummy!

Where do you go for vegan fast food? I would love to hear your comments here, Facebook or on Twitter.


Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness Book Review – Part II

The second chapter of Robert Cheeke’s Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness book is a personal journey shared with the reader. Robert takes us through the years from when he was a child as he worked toward his goal of becoming a bodybuilder. The photos, exercise journals and media appearances help to show how his transformation occurred over the years.

“Bodybuilding didn’t come as easy as I thought it would.”

Robert talks about consistency being the cornerstone of any endeavor. He also highlights the importance of having a detailed vision.

His formula for success is:

  1. Create a detailed vision for success based around something you’re passionate about.
  2. Embrace your vision with enthusiasm and be consistent with your efforts.
  3. Allow adaptation to occur.
  4. Improve as a result of your consistent and dedicated actions.
  5. Succeed and share your success with others, inspiring other to be remarkable.

This formula is useful to everyone; not just bodybuilders. I found it very inspiring to see how dedicated he was for so many years despite the hurdles that presented themselves along the way.

“Potential counts for a lot; but heart, desire, and will can take a dream from potential to possible.”

Also in this chapter is the story of how his company; Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness began and has evolved over the years. It is now a great resource for others who are interested in being vegan bodybuilders.

What I liked the most in this chapter is Robert’s outlined methods for helping others figure out what they want to do and why they are doing it so that success is much more likely. He even includes his Top 10 Reasons to Begin Bodybuilding – something everyone who has a goal should read.

Have you read Robert’s book? I would love to hear your comments on the blog, Facebook or Twitter.