Day 21: Vegan Athletes #30VeganDays
Today it is #Day21 of our #30VeganDays, that means already three full weeks of a vegan diet. So far so good my friends! We still feel awesome! The biggest challenge is indeed socialization as parties, or holiday gatherings, are not usually vegan friendly but we have managed quite well. Our French family even prepared some ratatouille and rice to celebrate together Father’s Day and we brought some tofu skewers with peppers, onion and mushrooms. We also brought some vegan tapenade with us which everybody loved. We added some spirulina to it and nobody noticed! 😉
Latest news from my side is that I decided to take the challenge to the next level and enrolled myself to a gym. I have been going everyday since Monday and I am pleasantly surprised of not being as tired as I used to when I had an omnivorous diet. Post workout pain is considerably much less as well.
There are many vegan athletes around the world, and from what I been reading you just need to have a balanced diet and make sure you have enough protein intake (tofu, beans and legumes for example), consume enough healthy fats (avocados, nuts, seeds). Variety is key!
Take a look at this article with some helpful tips for High Performance Vegan Athletes. Even if you’re not a high performance athlete you will find some useful information.