Vegans and Protein - What You Need to Know

Vegans and Protein, protein, protein. When you enter the world of sports nutrition and fitness, it seems like all anyone talks about is protein. I work with a lot of vegan athletes (and non-athletes) who are able to get all their needs met without meat! It is not easy, but careful planning, and an understanding of food combining and cooking can take any athlete from a meat-heavy diet to meeting their needs with plants!

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Sarah Lefkowitz, Registered Dietitian (RD) was raised in an “organic foods only” home which taught her first hand the importance of a healthy diet. She developed a passion for cooking, farmer’s markets, food nutrient composition, yoga, nutrition education, and living a healthy and active lifestyle. Her philosophy revolves around the idea of food as medicine; looking at the properties of individual foods and harnessing them into life-long health and vitality. Earning her Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University in Nutritional Science she moved to LA to study nutrition in the UCLA Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program. She has worked within health care as part of the patient care team, rounding with doctors in ICU (intensive care unit) and trauma centers. Additionally, she provided outpatient counseling in a digestive disease clinic, wound care clinic and center for geriatric health. One of her greatest accomplishments within health care, was starting a hospital funded garden in Lynwood, CA, that provided low income families with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Stepping out of health care was a highly anticipated change of pace within her career and opened her eyes to a world beyond the hospital. Working with a start-up company run by the former CEO of AOL and Myspace, presented an exciting amount of new challenges. She was involved in education, branding, social media and marketing of a widely popular woman's athletic wear company. Going further into her career she led the Los Angeles Dietetic Association as President and continues to build a community under the name FearlessFig that is focused on health and wellness, creating a support system for a healthy lifestyle.

"My passion for nutrition and helping others has taken me on an incredible journey and I want to share that with you.” 

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06/20/2014
Vegans and Protein, protein, protein. When you enter the world of sports nutrition and fitness, it seems like all anyone talks about is protein. I work with a lot of vegan athletes (and non-... read more
06/20/2014
Vegans and Protein, protein, protein. When you enter the world of sports nutrition and fitness, it seems like all anyone talks about is protein. I work with a lot of vegan athletes (and non-... read more