BE YOUR BEST. You can be vegan and still perform at the top of your ability―run your fastest, lift your max, cross the finish line first. Combining dietary know-how with exercise physiology and a full workout program, this book details everything the vegan athlete needs to maintain energy and build muscle, including: day-by-day meal plans; protein intake recommendations; the best calorie-rich foods; optimal fitness techniques; delicious meat-free, dairy-free recipes. The Vegan Athlete shows how a diet of natural plant proteins, essential amino acids and carefully balanced vitamins provides more than enough nutrition to fuel a lean, strong body. Thanks to this book, you can follow a full-body program for getting and staying in shape that is truly cruelty-free.