Cookery book author, TV Presenter, and fitness coach Joe Wicks - aka Channel 4's "The Body Coach" - has debunked the myth that meat is necessary to build muscle. In most of the books in his popular recipe book series "Lean in 15," many of the dishes are animal product-heavy. However, now, the influencer has discovered the world of vegetarianism. Speaking to Forces Radio, Wicks recently revealed his belief that meat is not an essential\u00a0dietary component for nutrition or to get fit. "There are some fitness models out there that are vegan who have got incredible physiques so you've just got to be smart about it,"\u00a0he told Forces Radio. Although he was eager to point out that, in order to feel the benefits, a plant-based diet must still be varied. "You've got to be combining different sources of food to get all the amino acids, you can't just rely on tofu and Quorn,"\u00a0he explained.\u00a0"It's about educating yourself, you really don't need to eat steak every single day to hold your muscle, it's just a myth." Demonstrating his new meat-free mindset, the next book in Wicks' series is purely vegetarian. Set to be released just before Christmas, the book, named "Veggie Lean in 15,"\u00a0 is the "best one yet," according to Wicks. View this post on Instagram Literally can\u2019t wait to release this book now ?? I\u2019m gonna say it: I really do think this is my best one yet and the recipes are all absolute worldies ??? It has 75 veggie recipes and 25 vegan ones. I think this book is going to really make a big difference ??? Available to Pre order now on Amazon (Link In Bio) Lots of Love Joe \u2665\ufe0f A post shared by Joe Wicks (@thebodycoach) on Nov 9, 2018 at 11:19am PST It offers 100 vegan and vegetarian recipes - including roasted courgette and cauliflower linguine, satay sweet potato and kale curry, and apple, carrot, and blueberry muffins. Inspiring\u00a0people with his recipes is the most important and rewarding part of the job, according to Wicks, who told Forces' DJ Hal Stewart he was feeling more motivated than ever. "I'm more passionate ,"\u00a0he raved.\u00a0"When you start reaching people and building a community and you realise you have an influence and you're really inspiring people. Now, I'm thinking, how can I reach kids? And how can I work with older people and families so it never ends?" He added,\u00a0"The mission I'm on is always going to be can I get people cooking healthy food at home and can I get people exercising?" To find out more about Wicks and his new book, see here. Image Credit: Joe Wicks Become a CLUBKINDLY member today!