Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vegan Ironman athlete featured in Runner's World

In the September issue of Runner's World, Ironman athlete Paula Nilges is featured in the "Breaking All the Rules" story for her vegan diet. I don't follow a completely vegan diet but I wanted to share this story with you because my daily food intake is very similar to Paula's. She proves that you don't have to eat meat every meal to be an endurance athlete. You also don't have to be vegan to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet. To get more vegetables into your diet, simply start by replacing your breakfast with a powerhouse smoothie, like the one she describes below.

Here are some of my recipes for the plant-based meals described above!


What's your favorite plant-based meal?

What stood out to you from the September RW issue?


  1. That is pretty awesome!I feel I would still be hungry on her menu. Even using low end calcs, I need like 3500-4000 calories a day while running. I'm curious the amount of prep time to fuel the beast? Thanks for the links!

  2. You often eat fewer calories on a healthy vegan diet because there is more nutrition in the food and prep time can be high if you don't eat any convenience (processed foods).


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