Alright ladies, listen up! Anyone serious about their health and performance knows the importance of nutrition for overall excellence. Meals of canned tuna and diced celery with lettuce are still eaten in suffering by many athletes and dieters thinking those foods are the best option. The brown rice, broccoli, celery, and lettuce are all pretty good for you, stellar even. But the other foods? Not so much. Animal-based foods contain very inflammatory sources of fats and proteins. When you think about it, at the heart of our food lies what we end up becoming. Cells are pathways of communication that control everything from our metabolism to our brain function. They do it all. What are we telling them to become?
Scott Jurek, one of the greatest ultramarathoners of all time, is vegan. Then there are the strength and bodybuilding athletes like Robert Cheeke, Natalie Matthews, and Patrik Baboumian who not only excel on a plant-based diet, but have been wildly successful in competition. A plant based diet plan for endurance athletes is really not all that different from a normal healthy diet, with the exception, of course, of the meat and animal products. You can take it as far as you want, and some vegetarian and vegan athletes tend toward raw and gluten-free diets, citing even greater energy gains. There are differing degrees of health in plant-based diets, and mine includes a lot of delicious cooked foods that people following more traditional diets would eat. The same can be said about going plant-based when your goal is to gain weight, build muscle, become a bodybuilder, or simply get swol as the kids like to say. Vegan, high-raw, alkaline. Eating that way is great. Lots of strange ingredients, low-temperature cooking, and very little starchy goodness for the pasta lovers among us.
Ethics in what you post and keeping a very honest page, Be careful of what you are recommending without a license to do so. I also love fat free cottage cheese. Love your blog, very helpful tips. It makes sense that one would feel lighter, and once used to a plant-based diet would also have more endurance because you actually start to need less. It very well may be that the vegetarian diet itself was also a major contributor to the improved performance. Animal-based foods contain very inflammatory sources of fats and proteins. Finally, I also take iodine, zinc, vitamin K2, and selenium — foods that you can find in several plant foods, just not in abundance, and sometimes with questions about bioavailability.