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!