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See How VS Model Bridget Malcolm Stays Svelte & Gets Enough Protein On A Vegan Diet

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See How Model Bridget Malcolm Stays Svelte & Gets Enough Protein On A Vegan Diet

Hailing from Perth, Australia, Bridget Malcolm is probably best known for strutting her stuff on the Victoria’s Secret Runway. While many of the Victoria’s Secret angels swear by omelets and even bacon to help them power through their busy schedules, Malcolm is an exception. The model fills her plate with a variety of vegetables and protein-rich plants—and refreshingly, she’s not one to skip meals!

“I make sure I don’t skip meals and am eating every three hours,” she explains on her blog. “I aim for four ounces of tofu or tempeh, a cup of lentils, and a handful of nuts as a serving. Try incorporating that into your daily meals.”

See How Model Bridget Malcolm Stays Svelte & Gets Enough Protein On A Vegan Diet

During the summer, Malcolm pays extra attention to her protein intake to help her build muscle during her favorite workouts (pilates and boxing!).

See How Model Bridget Malcolm Stays Svelte & Gets Enough Protein On A Vegan Diet

“The way I do this is I have a serving of around fifteen or more grams of protein a meal,” she says. “This looks like servings of lentils, tempeh, tofu, protein shakes, and nuts.”

See How Model Bridget Malcolm Stays Svelte & Gets Enough Protein On A Vegan Diet

Malcolm makes a vegan salad with peanuts and tofu.

Indeed, the fitness-loving model knows that mincing calories is no way to stay healthy or maintain muscle: “I eat pretty much constantly—it’s awesome—and focus on higher calorie foods. My favorites are nuts such as almonds, walnuts, avocados, and fats and oils. I never bought into the whole rely on carbohydrates thing in the vegan world.”

That said, Malcolm is well aware that one needn’t go overboard with the whole protein thing: “It is a myth that we need huge amounts of it to stay healthy and thriving; a myth that is killing the general population slowly. Vegetables have more in them than you would think!” She says.

“I am yet to meet someone eating enough calories who is protein deficient.” Instead of obsessing about protein, it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight if you simply “be honest with yourself with how many [calories] you need to eat in a day so that you can maintain a healthy weight, and stick to it.”

See How Model Bridget Malcolm Stays Svelte & Gets Enough Protein On A Vegan Diet

Malcolm enjoys cooking at home and occasionally posts her meals on her Instagram page. These balsamic-roasted veggies look delish!

What are your favorite sources of plant-based protein?

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Photo: Bridget Malcolm via Instagram

Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

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Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.
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