4 Tips if You’re Starting a Plant-Based Diet

4 Tips if You’re Starting a Plant-Based Diet

If you are beginning a plant-based diet, you’ll want to make sure you’re eating the right foods and are prepared for the transition phase as your body adjusts to eating less meat. Since protein and iron are most readily absorbed by animals, you’ll need to incorporate plant-based proteins into each meal and snack and combine them accordingly to get enough. And as an athlete, you really depend on that protein for muscle recovery post-workout and to have enough energy and stamina to power through those workouts too. What’s more, your body and mind might feel different at first! That transitional period is real, so you’ll want to prepare yourself for what to expect and figure out ways to get through it with ease. Once you do, you’ll find you can totally thrive as an athlete on plant-based—it protects your heart, increases your intake of fresh veggies, fiber and other plant... Read More