This year, along with my Dolphins, I will be keeping tabs on “The Bears.” Just drafted to this team, the 300 pound vegan, David Carter.
Apparently, after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, with his wife (an animal activist) he realized that the nutritional information he had been given by every sports nutritionist, coach, trainer and doctor, was actually killing him.
Carter has played for several other NFL teams, mostly on a traditional athlete’s diet, he did, obviously, have some concerns about ditching ALL animal products and by-products. Instead, he found that he “experienced numerous performance benefits, including increased strength, energy, speed, and recovery turn-over. ”
If you are plant-diet curious, but afraid of how it might impact your athletic of fitness goals, this guy is living proof. So don’t take my word for it. We can argue the merits of protein and the mythical need for animal products till “the cows come home.” (Pun intended!) Instead, visit his website at the300poundvegan.com
Thanks to he and his wife Paige for all they do to help protect our animals and for helping to re-educate (vegucate).
While I will be cheering on my home team this fall, I will be watching Carter. Show em what plant-strong can do!
I will be taking the rest of the week off from blogging and most forms of technology while I enjoy some quality time with my family.
If you are looking for a dose of weight loss motivation, check out Chris and Heidi Powell, tonight, on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss on ABC at 9pm eastern time.