But Can You Build an Athlete from Veganism from childhood?
Lewis recently told GQ Magazine
We learn that Roman gladiators were predominantly vegetarian. “Ultimately, you want to feel great. You want to have energy, to be consistent. You don’t want to have the big oscillations and highs and lows in your energy levels. Veganism has eradicated that. When I was 22, it was raw talent. You’ve got an abundance of energy, you’re fit, there are no aches and pains…
There’s a multitude of things and I’m always trying to raise the bar. One of the things was my sleeping pattern and not feeling right in the stomach. Your gut is your second brain. We’re taught to drink milk and eat meat for protein and I started looking into other areas of research around all this. The first thing was, what’s happening to the animals? Secondly, the impact it can have on your body. That’s a free advantage I’m going to take. If no one else wants it, well that’s their loss.”
Everyone is forgetting to mention that you can’t grow and build a child to and adult on veganism. I am sure Lewis was built on meat & milk ! I think maintenance by being vegan at top level sports is possible with a high cost to the environment and financially but promoting veganism to people who can’t afford it is irresponsible.