Can a Vegetarian be a Triathlete?

author : mrakes1
comments : 7

There are tons of great diets out there for people who eat meat, but I can’t find anything for vegetarians. I also find that when I eat healthy, I am hungry all the time.

Member Question
“I have been a vegetarian for 15 years and I struggle with how to eat a healthy diet for an athlete. There are tons of great diets out there for people who eat meat, but I can’t find anything for vegetarians. I also find that when I eat healthy (as healthy as I can), I am hungry all the time. It’s very hard for me to get full.”

Answer

Congratulations on making the decision to live “meat-free.” In addition to the many health benefits, staying true to a vegetarian lifestyle is a wise decision for adding life to your years. Among the many reasons to choose vegetarianism, including religion, ethics, emotions and ecology, nothing is more important than your health and well-being.

Currently, there are numerous successful endurance athletes who are vegetarians, and with the many health benefits, it is no surprise why more and more athletes are opting for whole grains and vegetables over burgers and fries. [.....]

Become a Performance Member to read the rest of this article!
If you are already a donating member, please logon to read the rest of this article.

Rating

Click on star to vote
10451 Total Views  |  24 Views last 30 days  |  5 Views last 7 days
date: April 3, 2006

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!

avatarmrakes1

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!

View all 78 articles