Arnold Schwarzenegger Announces the Secret to His Mainly Vegan Diet and Favorite Protein Sources

'Every so often I go crazy and have a schnitzel or steak' said Schwarzenegger

‘I just about eat 80% less meat than I used to,’ stated ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’ as he reflects on his consistency to maintain his body shape and also shares his diet plan that aligns with his goals.

In the history of the bodybuilding division, the fabled Arnold Schwarzenegger is undoubtedly the most influential personality of all time. The seven-time Mr Olympia keeps up his fitness regimen and utilizes his platform to encourage others to do the same in an easy manner.

Schwarzenegger outlined his preferred protein sources on a recent episode of Arnold's Pump Club podcast, where he also shared the secret to maintaining his largely vegan diet.

It is very prominent that, Arnold Schwarzenegger left the professional competition long ago yet he has not compromised on his passion for staying strong and fit. He was a well-known figure in IFBB Pro League Men’s Open division with his outstanding muscle mass, size and uniformity in the 1970s. When he won seven Mr Olympia titles, he set the record for most Mr Olympia triumphs. Lee Haney, a fellow icon, broke his record in 1991 by winning eight Sandow trophies. During his best time, he went along the way against the likes of three-time Mr Olympia Sergio Oliva, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu.

Along with his passion for the decorated bodybuilding field, Schwarzenegger discovered that he also had a zeal for acting. He worked successfully as the lead artist for numerous cult-class films such as Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984), and Predator (1987).

Later he launched the great Arnold Sports Festival, which is regarded as the world’s second most renowned fitness competition after Mr Olympia.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is persistent in educating his fans and followers on how to regularly stay motivated and refine their personal fitness. At the beginning of this year, he taught a five-minute workout routine without equipment to enhance the body’s functionality. In those instructions, he represented four no-equipment exercises that could be used as a warm-up or the first thing to be done in the morning. Arnold continued by highlighting the significance of getting enough sleep to support weight loss goals. He advised getting at least eight hours of sleep, preferably more to achieve the goal effectively.

Last month, the 75-year-old Hollywood star pondered on his changing physical appearance over the years, from when he was the "best-built man" on the planet to now when he is in his 70s. He expressed how he is struggling in his old age to maintain the same physique and bodily features yet he decides not to retire. Arnold told people that there are no exciting secrets to staying in shape in his seventies and that the key to his diet is pretty boring.

What Arnold Schwarzenegger Eats on Everyday Basis

  • Breakfast: 'In the morning, after my workout, I usually have oatmeal or Greek yoghurt with granola.'
  • Lunch: 'For lunch, I always have a salad. Sometimes with a plant-based burger or maybe with salmon or chicken. Other times it's with a scramble or omelette.'
  • Dinner: 'For dinner I always have soup. I like to eat light for my last meal.'

Arnold Schwarzenegger demonstrated his Olympia-winning PED (performance-enhancing drug) protocol a few weeks ago. Dianabol and Testosterone were his favourite ones among all the other steroids. He used to consume these in a prescribed format to give maximum outcomes. He sternly warns his supporters not to get addicted and overdose on it, as he highlights the unfavourable events where bodybuilders died because of using steroids.

Schwarzenegger promoted his followers to emphasize doing instead of thinking to prevent admonishing progress in the training centre. He represented his secret for training with consistency and also provided two intense circuit workouts.

In a recent Apple podcast, Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils the pivotal aspect of his mostly vegan diet & his selected protein sources of choice.

“Some people feel forced to eat animal proteins to enhance muscle and strength. But you have more flexibility than you’ve been led to believe. Recent research suggests that it doesn’t matter if you eat plant protein or animal protein. Both dieting styles can deliver similar body transformation results.”

“Animal proteins have more essential amino acids so if you eat more plants,” said Schwarzenegger. “You usually need to eat a little more protein to compensate.”

“To be clear, I’m not fully vegan. I just about eat 80% less meat than I used to. For protein, my staples are eggs, salmon, and chicken. But I have more and more veggie burgers with lentils and beans. My soups have chickpeas. I also use pea-powered protein.”

In addition to outlining his regular eating schedule, Schwarzenegger revealed the secret to his diet.

“The key to my diet is being pretty boring. In the morning, after my workout, I usually have oatmeal or Greek yogurt with granola. For lunch, I always have a salad, sometimes with a plant-based burger or maybe salmon or chicken. Other times, it’s with a scramble or omelette. For dinner, I always have soup. I like to eat light for my last meal.

“Every so often I go crazy and have a schnitzel or a steak or a delicious hamburger. My friends can tell you that I grill a fantastic New York strip but my real key is being very routine so that when I eat a big meal it doesn’t set me back since I’m automatically eating well most of the time.”

The US-based management crew working under Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken command of the Arnold Classic UK and advertised a relaunch of the competition for next March earlier this month.

He took a trip down memory lane in his recent Netflix biographic documentary, Arnold and the comedy series Fubar. He shared the complete details of the beginning of his career in Austria and also expressed his personal ‘Mecca of weightlifting’ where it all started for him.

His most recent contribution will clarify the types of protein sources one should eat and perhaps inspire others to follow in his footsteps to achieve their goal.