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SF 0018: Can An Athlete Be A Vegetarian?

Can An Athlete Be A Vegetarian?

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The Question:

My daughter wants to be a vegetarian. Is this dangerous for her as an athlete?

The Answer:

All right! Welcome back to the Stay Fueled Podcast! My name is Dr. Joshua Eldridge, founder of Stay Fueled, and I’m excited you’re here. This is going to be a great question because I get this about once every time I go and give my presentation on nutrition to young athletes. So here it is, and this one’s from Teresa, and she says, “My daughter wants to be a vegetarian. Is this dangerous for her as an athlete?”

Yeah, that’s a great question, right? A lot of times, our athletes want to have a different mindset in their life and they want to change the way they do things. That’s perfectly fine. That’s us as humans wanting to do different things and explore.

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