Can a Vegan Diet Work for Athletes?

More and more of us are questioning the long-held notion that a meal is not a meal unless it is based around a piece of meat. Awareness is also continuing to grow of the health, environmental and welfare issues that are consequences of chowing down on many of the animal food sources we take for granted.

Source: Can a vegan diet work for cyclists?

The article addresses “where’s the protein?”, but nothing about iron or vitamin B12.  There are a couple of spots where they say “vegan” but mean “vegetarian”.  It makes up for being cursory by suggesting investigating what suits you.

It can be really good to make a dietary change but:

  1. Start it in the off season
  2. Be gradual to get a better idea of what works and what doesn’t