Fitness YouTuber Aseel Soueid regularly tries the nutritional diets of famous athletes like basketball legend LeBron James and bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman. In his latest video, he adopts the meatless diet used by Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi when he trains. (Rather than being a strictly plant-based challenge, this one is considered vegetarian or pescatarian, as the meals Soueid eats throughout the day include fish and eggs.)
The challenge starts with a hearty breakfast consisting of 2 large eggs with extra egg whites and a bowl of oatmeal with almond milk, strawberries, blueberries and mixed nuts. “A lot of people say that if you’re a tough winner and struggling to gain weight, avoid oatmeal because it’s so filling,” says Soueid. “But I tend to disagree, because that’s actually where you can build up the calories with the toppings.”
This is followed by a pre-workout meal of cooked tilapia, steamed white rice, and broccoli. “It was obviously super simple, but extremely delicious,” he says. The post-workout meal is a simple staple: a protein shake and a banana.
The next big meal is cooked salmon, with more white rice and broccoli. “Salmon is one of my favorite sources of protein,” says Soueid. “Obviously there is a lot of fat, but you can make room for it.”
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After a final meal, another banana, and a shake, Soueid consumed a total of 3,229 calories, including 406 grams of carbohydrate, 82 grams of fat, and 229 grams of protein.
“It was fun, I don’t usually follow a vegetarian diet,” he says, adding that it’s far from necessary to cut meat from your diet in order to start seeing results in your weight loss or your physical shape. “At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is your total calorie intake goal for the day, as well as the specific amount of macros your body needs.”
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