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NY Time on being a vegan athlete

Postby vegimator » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:02 pm

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/2 ... egan-diet/

All told, it's a pretty decent article though they make it sound harder than it is to get enough protein.
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Re: NY Time on being a vegan athlete

Postby xrodolfox » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:04 pm

True.
It wasn't a pro-vegan article.

However, it also was a leap in terms that it didn't say that being a vegan athlete was foolish or harmful or detrimental to success. That's a big leap.
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Re: NY Time on being a vegan athlete

Postby beforewisdom » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:08 pm

Sounds like it is much better than their last article which was a panel/editoral about how livable and practical a vegan diet is. While the panel did include Rip Esselystyn, it did not include one regiestered dietitian at all and did include Nina Planck and the dude from Let Them Eat Meat ( professional vegan haters ).

Basically, it was set up to sell advertising by baiting vegans.

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Re: NY Time on being a vegan athlete

Postby ColleenE » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:24 pm

They always focus in these type things on the myth that getting enough protein is hard in a vegan diet. Seriously, I doubt as a woman that I need 60-90 grams of protein a day as they say in the article.
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