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“[M]y best year of

Vegetarian Nutrition: track competition


was the first year I ate
a vegan diet. Moreover,
A WINNING FORMULA FOR ATHLETES by continuing to eat a
From Olympic arenas to NFL stadiums, vegetarian athletes are dominating their meat-eating vegan diet, my weight
competitors. Meat-free mavericks include Sports Illustrated “Olympian of the Century” Carl Lewis, is under control, I like
top ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, tennis legend Chris Evert, football star Ricky Williams, the way I look.”
NBA standouts Raja Bell and Salim Stoudamire, and boxing champion Keith Holmes.
—Track and field star Carl Lewis,
winner of nine Olympic gold
medals and 10 World
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals • GoVeg.com Championship medals

“[M]y best year of

Vegetarian Nutrition: track competition


was the first year I ate
a vegan diet. Moreover,
A WINNING FORMULA FOR ATHLETES by continuing to eat a
From Olympic arenas to NFL stadiums, vegetarian athletes are dominating their meat-eating vegan diet, my weight
competitors. Meat-free mavericks include Sports Illustrated “Olympian of the Century” Carl Lewis, is under control, I like
top ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, tennis legend Chris Evert, football star Ricky Williams, the way I look.”
NBA standouts Raja Bell and Salim Stoudamire, and boxing champion Keith Holmes.
—Track and field star Carl Lewis,
winner of nine Olympic gold
medals and 10 World
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals • GoVeg.com Championship medals
THE ADVANTAGES TOP TIPS FOR “I’m in better
OF A VEGETARIAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE condition [after
DIET FOR ATHLETES VEGETARIAN ATHLETES going vegan].
• A vegetarian diet provides athletes with • The more calories you burn, the more fuel
My endurance
all the protein, complex carbohydrates, you need: Vegetarian foods tend to be very has gone up,
and other nutrients they need to get nutrient-dense, but they are somewhat less and I haven’t
stronger and faster—without the artery- calorie-dense than animal products. So eat plenty
clogging cholesterol and saturated fats of your favorite vegetarian dishes.
gotten tired at
found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. • Eat a balanced diet: A sensible, well-rounded all during the
• According to the American Dietetic vegetarian diet will give you the essential nutrients whole season.”
Association and the Dieticians of that you need to excel. Nutritionists recommend —Atlanta Hawks guard
Canada, vegetarians have lower rates that most of the calories that athletes consume Salim Stoudamire
of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and come from complex carbohydrates like cereals,
various types of cancer in comparison to whole-wheat bread, pasta, rice, and fruits, and
meat-eaters. vegetables. Protein can be found in abundance “A healthy vegan
• Going vegetarian also helps animals. in foods like beans, nuts, tofu, whole grains, diet will give you
Visit GoVeg.com to learn about how veggie burgers, Gardenburger’s meatless barbecue
chickens, pigs, and cows are mutilated
the strength and
ribs, Boca’s Chik’n Nuggets, and other meat
without any painkillers, confined to tiny substitutes. Get some healthy fat from avocados, stamina to leave
cages and pens, and horrifically killed in coconuts, vegetable and olive oils, nuts, and those sluggish
today’s giant factory farms and seeds. A multivitamin and vitamin B12 in your daily meat-eaters in
slaughterhouses. routine are also good ideas for all athletes.
the dust.”
—Physician and author
Visit GoVeg.com for more health tips plus thousands Dr. Neal Barnard
of delicious recipes and product recommendations.

THE ADVANTAGES TOP TIPS FOR “I’m in better


OF A VEGETARIAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE condition [after
DIET FOR ATHLETES VEGETARIAN ATHLETES going vegan].
• A vegetarian diet provides athletes with • The more calories you burn, the more fuel
My endurance
all the protein, complex carbohydrates, you need: Vegetarian foods tend to be very has gone up,
and other nutrients they need to get nutrient-dense, but they are somewhat less and I haven’t
stronger and faster—without the artery- calorie-dense than animal products. So eat plenty
clogging cholesterol and saturated fats of your favorite vegetarian dishes.
gotten tired at
found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. • Eat a balanced diet: A sensible, well-rounded all during the
• According to the American Dietetic vegetarian diet will give you the essential nutrients whole season.”
Association and the Dieticians of that you need to excel. Nutritionists recommend —Atlanta Hawks guard
Canada, vegetarians have lower rates that most of the calories that athletes consume Salim Stoudamire
of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and come from complex carbohydrates like cereals,
various types of cancer in comparison to whole-wheat bread, pasta, rice, and fruits, and
meat-eaters. vegetables. Protein can be found in abundance “A healthy vegan
• Going vegetarian also helps animals. in foods like beans, nuts, tofu, whole grains, diet will give you
Visit GoVeg.com to learn about how veggie burgers, Gardenburger’s meatless barbecue
chickens, pigs, and cows are mutilated
the strength and
ribs, Boca’s Chik’n Nuggets, and other meat
without any painkillers, confined to tiny substitutes. Get some healthy fat from avocados, stamina to leave
cages and pens, and horrifically killed in coconuts, vegetable and olive oils, nuts, and those sluggish
today’s giant factory farms and seeds. A multivitamin and vitamin B12 in your daily meat-eaters in
slaughterhouses. routine are also good ideas for all athletes.
the dust.”
—Physician and author
Visit GoVeg.com for more health tips plus thousands Dr. Neal Barnard
of delicious recipes and product recommendations.