Member Question: Athlete AND Vegetarian - Can you be BOTH?

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If you are a vegetarian looking for a more active lifestyle or a competitive athlete seeking a change in the diet, do not allow a skeptic to convince you that you can’t be an athlete and a vegetarian.

Member Question

I am going to give vegan eating a trial month and see how I feel. Any advice/tips for someone just starting out?"

Answer
Have you ever considered going green? According to FamousVeggie.com, you may recognize some of the following names; Carl Lewis* (track star), Murray Rose (Olympic swimmer), Pat Reeves* (Power lifter), Billy Jean King (Tennis Pro), Ed Moses (Olympic athlete) and Sally Eastall* (marathon runner). Uncertainly, you’ve heard of Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin, Bob Barker, Charles Darwin, Henry Ford, Isaac Newton and Upton Sinclair. Of the list mentioned, including myself (Marni Rakes), all are vegetarians.

 

Since many individuals, both young and old, are choosing vegetarianism for the reason of animal rights, religion, ethics or health, it is becoming more common for an athlete to choose a diet free of meat. [.....]

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date: April 21, 2008

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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