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Major bodybuilder Kai Greene has released an e-book about plant-based dieting titled Stranded Island

The athlete embarked on a seven-day trial of a plant-based diet after watching new documentary The Game Changers.

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The 14-page book, Plant-Based Dieting – Stranded Island ($4.99), looks at plant-based protein sources and says that following a plant-based diet can leave you ‘energized’ and can provide all the ‘vitamins, minerals, nutriets, and fiber’ required for a healthy diet.

It has netted some criticism from the vegan community as the book suggests that animal protein can be part of a healthy diet, and also that bodybuilders on a cut may struggle to get adequate protein within their calorie limits on a plant-based diet. 

Controversy

The announcement sparked controversy online, with many people accusing Greene of ‘capitalizing’ on the vegan movement – after only being plant-based for around a week. 

“I didn’t know four days of doing something gives you enough knowledge to start educating people on it. Just proof you’re doing it for money,” one user commented.

While another said: “My word why are people so hateful? Kai is deeply spiritual and I’m sure veganism fits right up his alley of a strong mind-body connection. I myself just started a trial run to see if it can help with inflammation I have from a severe injury I suffered as a kid,” to which Greene replied: “Respect champ!”

*This article was updated on November 4 to reflect that Greene’s book suggests animal products can be consumed as part of a healthy diet.

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.