We have decided to maintain a primarily vegan diet. I say primarily because we do plan on integrating eggs and perhaps the occasional wild-caught Alaskan Salmon.
You will not see dairy or meat in our meal plans.
Why [mostly] vegan? Well…
I decided to welcome year 30 with a Full Ironman ( 140.6 swim bike run).
We first started competing in triathlons in 2012. We then went off and competed in a half Ironman in October of that same year…
…and were married right after. It was easier for me to train for a 70.3 race than it was to plan a wedding.
So again, why vegan?
Through research, we found that the top competitive triathletes followed a vegan diet. Scientifically, it made COMPLETE sense. The more we read, the more we learned, the MORE we were convinced.
I challenge you to watch documentaries such as FOOD MATTER | FORK OVER KNIVES | HUNGRY FOR A CHANGE.
They are, LIFE CHANGING!
Here is an illustration of the energy, recovery speed, stamina, and endurance from a vegan diet…
Rise at 3AM
Cycle for 30+ miles @ 15-17 rpm
Teach 2nd graders 7:30-3:30
Faculty Mtg or Tutorials 3:30-4:30
1000+ meter swim 5:30
run 8+ mi 6:20
Teach Turbo Kick 8-9PM Tues. / Thurs.
Sleep and wake up to do it all over again.
ZERO soreness. Incredible recovery time. Energy, stamina & endurance through the rough!!!
Any more questions as to why we have chosen a primarily plant-based diet?
Nevertheless, I’m extremely excited about training for a full Ironman. You will continue to see a lot more Plant-Based Performance Meal Plans on my end. It would be such a dream come true to place in the top quarter of this race. I seriously cannot think of a better way to welcome my 30’s!!!
Til then, I hope you enjoy this weeks meal plan. I will update this post with meal prep pics, printable recipes, and a meal-prep video later this week so be sure to bookmark this post now.
BREAKFAST: DIY Breakfast Bowl
LUNCH: MICROGREEN SALAD
DINNER: MISO-TOFU SOUP W/SOBA NOODLES