Featured Athlete – Diogo Almeida

Name: Diogo Almeida

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Personal Website: diogotutuba.com

What is your diet/lifestyle: Vegan

What attracted you to eating that type of diet? The fact to be more healthier.

Which sports & activities are your passionate about? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Running, Biking, Wakeboarding

What is one of your greatest athletic moments? When i was South American Champion of BJJ.

What goal(s) do you currently have, and how do you plan on achieving it? My currently goals are to be BJJ World Champion, open my own BJJ School and participate in a triathlon event.

What is your favorite fuel before activity? Coconut water with vegan protein and fruit.

What is your favorite food for recovery? Sweet potatoes + brown rice or quinoa + tofu + salad.

What/Who inspires you? All vegan athletes inspire me, but i quite like Rich Roll.

What is a random fact about you that people might not know? Many do not know that I am a deep student of nutrition and am always seeking the best thing to eat, regardless of any cultural tradition.

Describe yourself with the first 3 words that come to mind! Persistent, determined and passionate

What advice would you give to an athlete looking to go veg? It costs you nothing to try a vegetarian diet and see how you feel, I’m sure you’ll never eat meat again.

Complete this sentence: I am a Meat Free Athlete because: I love myself and am against any kind of mistreatment of animals.

Thank you Diogo for sharing your story with Meat Free Athlete!

Anne-Marie Campbell

Anne-Marie is the Founder of MeatFreeAthlete.com (est. 2012), and is a vegan athlete and animal rights activist. A competitive athlete for over 20 years, she is a former gymnast and hockey player, and is currently a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Anne-Marie went vegan, for the animals, in 2011, and her mission is to help people go (or stay) vegan by sharing her personal journey, and creating this free vegan lifestyle resource.

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