Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Veggie Nugget #17

"Can a world-class athlete get enough protein from a vegetarian diet to compete? I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look. (I know that sounds vain, but all of us want to like the way we look.) I enjoy eating more, and I feel great."

Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic gold medalist (read more from Carl here)

1 comment:

erin rs said...

Yeah, I never understood the whole hype around the protein thing. Americans eat way too much protein to begin with, and protein is one of the easiest things to get as a vegan.