“I eat no meat or dairy, and I not only fight, but compete in triathlons. I am a big believer in a clean diet.”
#4 Coleen Schneider
“I stopped eating any kind of meat when I was 5 years old, the day I found out it came from animals. That initial motivation still holds, but there are many other factors that now support that choice for me. I’ve done sports my whole life, and now compete professionally in MMA. I’m strong, fit, have energy to train all day and recover quickly. How I eat is a huge part of that. In addition to not eating meat, I eat very little dairy and gluten, and no refined sugar. Fresh fruit and veggies are a huge part of my diet.”
“I’m a coach and training partner for numberous BJJ and MMA fighters, and train with the Cesar Gracie team and the Rocha/Royler Gracie Jiu Jitsu teams in the San Francisco area.
I began eating only foods close to the source, eliminating meat and fish from my diet in 1985, and now I eat no dairy or eggs. I’m in my mid-50’s and in top physical shape, still competing full force against fighters half my age.”
#2 Mac Danzig
“I switched to an entirely vegan diet in 2004 for personal ethical reasons and was immediately surprised at how great I felt when training and competing. I recover faster from workouts and have more energy than I did before. For me, it is a simple, life-long decision. Not only do I feel physically better than ever, but I also have the satisfaction of knowing that I am not directly contributing to the industries that are so detrimental to animals, the environment and the people involved.”
“I switched to a total vegan diet some time ago – no meat or dairy, and I feel stronger than ever and my endurance is only getting better.”