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How To Maximise CrossFit Performance On A Vegan Diet

Whether you’ve opted to go meat, egg and dairy free, or are simply flirting with the idea, it’s worth knowing that ditching animal products doesn’t have to negatively impact your performance.


Vegan diets are generally higher in carbohydrates, which can be an advantage, especially when it comes to performance in high intensity metcons. That being said, it’s important to put an emphasis on getting your carbohydrates from non-processed foods.

Yes, Oreos and potato chips are considered vegan foods. But they’re unlikely to help you achieve the nutrient-rich, performance-boosting diet you’re after! Instead, focus on foods such as:

  • Oats
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Starchy Vegetables
  • Fruit

And don’t forget to include a carbohydrate-rich meal pre and post-workout, especially on days where you have < 24 hours between sessions (2).This will help provide your muscles with the energy they need to boost performance and recovery.

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