Born in March of 1980, Robert Cheeke is an accomplished American bodybuilder, motivational speaker, and author. He grew up as an athlete at his hometown High School located in Oregon. and eventually took to the vegan lifestyle. His passion for health and fitness led him to his career as a bodybuilder later in adulthood.
Fast-forward to today, Robert Cheeke is a well-known Vegan Bodybuilder and a well-respected celebrity in the vegan community. Robert is also an avid Vegan Activist. Often spending his time touring the United States, giving motivational speeches to those interested in the vegan lifestyle. His efforts have even led Robert to be considered one of VegNews Magazine’s Most Influential Vegan Athletes.
A quote given by Robert gives a peek into his stance:
‘The vegan lifestyle is a compassionate way to live that supports life, fairness, and equality, and promotes freedom.’
In an interview on veganbodybuilding.com, Mr. Cheeke talked about his decision to become Vegan and stop eating animal-based foods. His personal story started in childhood, on a farm where he grew up. There, he developed an ‘appreciation for animals’, which he defines as a form of respect or empathy that people should have for their pets.
As Robert Cheeke continues to talk about his childhood, we learn that he stopped eating the standard American diet at age 15. That is precisely when his way of life changed, and so did his physical transformation. It took him 8 long years to achieve his goal of becoming a competitive bodybuilder weighing 150 pounds in 2003.
The Robert Cheeke Nutrition Program
When asked about his favorite source of protein, Robert Cheeke has a tough time answering. Stating that he is eating so many different varieties of food that he can’t choose just one. This tackles the stereotype claiming that vegan diets always consist of the same thing. His favorite dishes are from many different ethnicities. The main components of his nutrition program are rice, vegetables, beans, greens, and so on. Thus, Robert Cheeke relies on many protein sources within the same meal.
As for his favorite plates, he claims that both fruits and burritos are his weakness. Eating burritos almost daily is one of the easiest ways to include rice, beans, and avocado in the same dish. Burritos are very protein dense and, therefore, very filling. Plus, they are easy to enjoy on the go.
Robert Cheeke, The Author and Entrepreneur
Robert wears even more hats as a best-selling author of “Shred It” and “How to Build a Successful Vegan Brand.” His other accomplishments include winning two natural bodybuilding champions, and finally, he is the Founder of VeganBodybuilding.com. An impressive resume for just under age 40.