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Is Flexible Dieting The Best Eating Strategy?

“If you follow popular nutrition trends, you may have heard of the phrase if it fits your macros (IIFYM) or similar terms such as macro tracking or flexible dieting. Contrary to virtually all other dietary fads out there, flexible dieting is about reducing restrictions to get results, rather than removing whole food groups or adhering[…]


My Pro Debut at the WNBF Pro Universe!

We’ve just returned from a trip to Manhattan NY where I competed in my debut Pro Men’s Physique Contest! It was a short and busy trip, and there was stiff competition so I’m very happy to share that I placed 2nd! I was the only vegan competitor to my knowledge out of 108 athletes, so[…]

This guy made me feel tiny!

6 Weeks Out From My Pro Debut at the WNBF Pro Universe!

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a progress update! I’ve been training consistently, but my training has changed dramatically over the last 6 months. Ever since shortly after my Men’s Bodybuilding victory in 2013 with Team Plantbuilt I’ve had multiple injuries to work around, which is why I changed to Men’s Physique in 2014[…]

How We Met

Warning: this has only a little bit to do with veganism. It’s just a fun human interest Valentine’s Day story, I suppose! If you like mmorpgs and surprise romantic endings, then you will find it amusing – otherwise the jargon might put you to sleep! Vegan Muscle and Fitness began as a twinkle in our[…]

Vegan Muscle on TV!

  I’m a little late in posting this, but about a week ago we had a great trip up to Manhattan, NY. We ate some fantastic food, saw the sights, and I was honored to be a guest on The Plant-Based Dietitian, Julieanna Hever’s TV show “What would Julieanna Do?”! Julieanna is an amazing advocate[…]

Exciting News!

Hey Everyone! We’re rolling out all kinds of stuff now that our son Miles is old enough to be (briefly) babysat by the grandparents – including a Personal Training Kickstart package (a month of online training, with an initial consult, food journal evaluation, and fitness routine), an official VM&F Resource Guide with sample meal plans,[…]

Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine!

Did you know that there is now a health and fitness magazine geared specifically toward plant-based health?? The summer issue of  Vegan Health & Fitness magazine is now available at retailers like Whole Foods across the country, or you can order a year’s subscription to this quarterly magazine online at www.veganhealthandfitnessmag.com for just $10! We’re featured[…]

Plant-Based Success Stories!

New success story page! A few of Derek’s clients have been kind enough to write about their experiences adopting a plant-based diet and regular fitness routine. More inspiring stories on the way as we get to editing them!

The Protein Question

Check out Derek’s recent article for One Green Planet, Protein in a Plant-Based Diet: A Vegan Bodybuilder’s Perspective! We’ve taken a bit of a break from posting (and pretty much everything else)  following the birth of our son Miles a month ago. Originally I envisioned us catching up on things like that as our baby[…]

2 Weeks Out!

The OCB Body Sculpt Open is only 2 weeks away! I can’t believe time has gone by so fast! We’ve both been extremely busy with work, personal endeavors (contest prep/belly dancing), and preparing for the new addition to the family (6 weeks out for that!) and it feels like every day has about 5 too[…]

My First Article on One Green Planet

  I’ve recently become a contributing author to One Green Planet and today my first article was published! I am excited to contribute to such a great resource and look forward to writing many more articles to share with everyone! Take a look at my first article here:   Plant-Based Nutrition and the Strength Athlete