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Nutritional Considerations for the Female Vegan Athlete

Schoenfeld, Melody L. MA, CSCS

doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000405
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According to the Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017 market research report, the number of United States consumers following a vegan lifestyle has jumped from 1% of the population in 2014 to 6% of the population in 2017 (1). It is therefore a reality that many female athletes may be considering or following a vegan lifestyle. While macro and micronutrient needs can certainly be met on a meat-free diet (2), understanding how to execute a nutritionally sound vegan diet is key. This article will discuss the vegan diet as it pertains to the female athlete.

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Corresponding Author: Melody Lynn Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS Flawless Fitness Pasadena, CA UNITED STATES

Melody L. Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS, is the owner of Flawless Fitness and Evil Munky Enterprises in Pasadena, CA.

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